Thursday, 22 October 2015


Not every horror has to take place inside an abandoned school or hospital, or needs to take a deep look into the psychological effects of fear on a protagonist or the player themselves. Some horrors just want to live outside the box. One such title is Euclidean, developed by Alpha Wave Entertainment, and it's a geometric horror, which makes what I just said about being 'outside the box' pretty damn funny. 

In Euclidean you will endlessly fall through a place that is outside of our "comfortable, familiar dimensions;" a place that humanity was never meant to go. You have no weapons, and can do nothing but fall through nine stages of atmospheric geometric tension, trying your best to avoid the many different shapes and forms trying to end your life. It sounds different. I'm in.

To make the experience even more disturbing, Euclidean supports the Oculus Rift, binaural 3D audio, and a "haunting soundtrack." There are also three difficulty settings (hard, nightmarish and impossible), if you feel like adding a little more frustration to your experience. As much as I’d love to tell you more about it, I think it is the kind of game that is probably explained best by playing it yourself, so I’ll give you that information and send you on your merry way.

Euclidean can be purchased on Steam for £2.79, and although it is only short (roughly an hour and a half), reviews have all been quite positive, comparing the game to the kind of surreal horror made famous by H.P. Lovecraft. If you feel like getting a little weird tonight - because, why wouldn't you? - head to Steam or the studio's website for more information and to Twitter to get into dimension-destroying chats with the studio.

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