Savior of the Abyss has received a finalized release date. The RPG Maker-style indie horror adventure game from developer ALLAUGH GAMES and publisher CFK will be released for Nintendo Switch via the eShop on November 24th, 2022 for $9.99 USD. Digital pre-orders are now being offered, with a 10% discount available until two weeks after launch. Details from the press release are below.
Savior of the Abyss is a horror adventure game in the RPG maker style, created by Korean indie game dev ALLAUGH GAMES, that was welcomed on Steam and will now be coming to Nintendo Switch. It was inspired by a number of indie games, like Ib, Mad Father, and The Witch’s House, and it received a large number of positive reviews during its time on Steam.
A long, long time ago, the Earth was ruled by a great one known as the Tyrant and its descendants. The humans persecuted by this group banded together under another great one known as the Giver to drive out the tyrant.
With the help of the Giver—and at an agreed upon cost—the humans were able to drive the Tyrant from the Earth and were gifted a “spiritual barrier” to keep the great one from coming back. A group known as the Silent Guardians were formed in secret to protect this newly granted shield. The newly liberated human race then began to hunt the descendants of the Tyrant, sending the group into hiding to avoid extinction.
Thousands of years later… for some reason unknown to the guardians, the barrier began to collapse. To prevent that from happening, the Guardians of Silence set up a research facility they named HPI. Long after its establishment, one unknown little girl wakes up in one of the cells of the underground detention facility.
That girl’s name is Stella. She ventures out of her cell in this old facility that feels much like a prison to discover what situation she has found herself in.
The surrounding area is filled with bloodstains, corpses, and mysterious creatures that immediately attack the girl. Stella must overcome these life-threatening ordeals as she explores each area of the medical facility. In the process, she will learn the secrets of this facility and the reason she was brought here…
Stella is our female protagonist who grew up in an orphanage. One night, she fell asleep just as she always did, only to awake to find herself in the underground detention facility of HPI. She finds herself isolated in a wing of the facility that is packed full of monsters, but she gathers her faith and heads to the deepest areas of the facility in search of an elevator to the ground floor.
- Doctor J
Doctor J is the research director of HPI. She is known amongst her peers as a genius, possibly the smartest person in the institute’s history. She led the facility to open an unconventional project known as the Human Evolution Project. However, in seeing the way she disregards the emotions of her human subjects, doubts about her began to spread through the institute. She is the one behind the tragedy gripping the institute.
1) Game information Savior of the Abyss is a 2D horror adventure game in the RPG maker style, created by Korean indie game dev ALLAUGH GAMES. It was inspired by games like Ib, Mad Father, and The Witch’s House.
This game stands apart from others in this style by focusing on Cthulhu-centered Lovecraftian elements, bringing them to a present day setting. The story deals with the horror humans feel when confronted by beings and monsters beyond their imagination that they have no power to resist. The original English translation was handled by Jeep Barnett, part of the team who brought us Valve’s ‘Portal’, adding to the expectations for the game.
2) Concentrate on your surroundings and use the clues given to you Players will be in charge of guiding our protagonist, Stella, up to the ground floor. The atmosphere of the detention center she finds herself in is heavy, filled with all sorts of dangers that Stella must overcome. Death is around every corner, so the players must always be wary, scanning for clues at all times.
Stella must collect a number of objects from each area and use them to make her way up to the ground floor. Collected tools can be clues that unlock the way forward, but using them carelessly can also spell the end for the girl, so players must be careful how they use them.
3) Hidden endings unlock due to the players’ choices Stella will be faced with a number of choices as she finds her way out of the facility. These choices could be linked to actions made during gameplay, dialogue choices, or the acquisition of certain items. All the choices that save our protagonist from certain death also lead them to one of three possible endings that they will have to work to unlock.