Mundaun is a new horror indie set in the Alps that, as you can tell from the terrifying header image, has a very specific look. This hand-pencilled spookfest encourages players to explore large open levels where you must interact with the inhabitants of the mountain (who speak their own bizarre language) and free them from the dangerous creatures that plague the land. As someone who really wished that the 2009 Wii game Cursed Mountain could have spawned a sequel, this seems like the next best thing — or, really, a much better thing. This pencil shaded walking sim is something I wish was haunting my day right now.
Your protagonist returns home after learning about his grandfather’s mysterious death in a fire, and he will discover something eternal and diabolical. His odyssey up Mundaun mountain will take him from steep meadows across stony fields and to the snow-covered peak. Based on Swiss mythology, the game hopes to mix puzzles and monsters and beauty into a wholly original gaming experience, that includes vehicles, inventory management, and god I keep looking at that header image.. it is really unnerving, right?
Here’s more. Gosh this is pretty.
The game is set to release this fall. That isn’t a mountain climbing pun, it’s just the release window. I didn’t come up with that.
Check out the trailer below:
You can follow along with the game’s development at the official site. There’s also a short video here of some of the pencil drawings being used in development, hung up around a room that must be just… Super Comfortable to work in.