Posts Tagged ‘OhNoo Studio’

Of Fantasia And The Black Cauldron: Tsioque

I’ve mentioned Fantasia and The Black Cauldron above because there’s something about the combination of dark fantasy and slapstick animation in Tsioque that brought them both to mind. Admittedly, I haven’t seen The Black Cauldron for years and looking at a few screengrabs has convinced me that it might not be quite the film I thought it was, but I’m sticking to my guns here. There’s something of Bluth in Tsioque as well.

Whatever the merits of my references, Tsioque [official site] looks like a delicious slice of fantasy, starring a young girl in a dark castle. You can play a demo right now or read on for more information.

Read the rest of this entry »

, , , , , .


Wot I Think: Tormentum – Dark Sorrow

The two sides have finally met in the middle! About ten years back, as adventure gaming continued to trundle along before its recent renaissance, hidden object games became a hugely popular form of “casual game” (a vile term that needs to be removed from our snobbish vocabulary). With time, the two have been gradually creeping toward one another. The latter shedding its spot-the-difference origins for more puzzle-focused, story-led design, and the former simplifying itself to single-click interaction for a larger audience on tablets. In the genuinely interesting Tormentum: Dark Sorrow [official site], the two finally meet in the middle. Here’s wot I think.

Read the rest of this entry »

, , , , , .


Grimdark Adventuring: Tormentum Demo

You bet that statue's a puzzle!

Talk is cheap. You may get people to give your game the old Steam Greenlight within 23 days, but that doesn’t mean they’ll chip in to raise $9,000 for it. And while you can say you’re making a fantasy horror adventure game, that doesn’t mean it’ll be any good. Hoping to resolve all of this, OhNoo Studio have released a short demo for Tormentum – Dark Sorrow.

It’s all grim stone fortresses, torture chambers, ornate sinewy armour, dessicated worshippers, and classic adventure game puzzles–certainly everything I expected. Grab it for Windows or Mac.

Read the rest of this entry »

, , .


All Aboard The Gut Train: Tormentum Is Gorgeously Gross

Yes, the game really does look like that.

You ever think about how disgusting just, like, bodies are? All that greasy skin on the outside, all those ceaselessly sloughing organs sloshing around on the inside. We’re so veiny and intricate and beautiful and hideous, each and every one of us. The creators of Tormentum – Dark Sorrow seem to be making an entire world with that in mind, seeing as their game sports a similar sort of fleshy, wrinkly style in places – including places where wrinkly, crawling flesh absolutely should not be. Wanna see a train that looks like a burning tube of 100-year-old skin? Then you’ve come to the right place.

Read the rest of this entry »

, .