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Supernatural horror adventure 'ASYLUM' gets an Epic MegaGrant

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Seems like Epic Games continue to open their wallet as shortly after Ore LLC were given one for Ira, game manager Lutris, painting app Krita and now Senscape have announced they've also been approved for an Epic MegaGrant to finish up ASYLUM.

Writing in their Steam announcement, they said that while the game was progessing well their finances were running on fumes. Thankfully they also said clearly there really is no strings to attached and so they're not suddenly going Epic Store exclusive. On top of that, Senscape said once again it will come to every platform originally promised including Linux. Although that shouldn't come as a surprise, as we spoke to them on that only recently.

More about ASYLUM:

From the creators of cult sleeper hit Scratches and the haunting Serena, comes a chilling journey into the darkest depths of your mind. ASYLUM is an ambitious and intricate horror adventure casting you into the hallucinatory setting of the Hanwell Mental Institute, a silent witness to unimaginable atrocities that transpired between its endless corridors.

With influences ranging from Lovecraft to Peter Cushing to Lucio Fulci, ASYLUM has been meticulously crafted with a strong focus on storytelling and atmosphere. Explore countless tenebrous environments, find your way throughout a towering, lifelike mental hospital, and solve a surreal mystery that will haunt you for years to come

Check out their latest in-game footage below:

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You can wishlist and follow it on GOG and Steam. As for the release, they're now aiming to release "around Q3 2020".

Hat tip to Eike

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10 comments

Sparhawk 21 December 2019 at 1:25 pm UTC
Cool for the makers to have gotten this. Can't help having the feeling Epic is trying to buy goodwill of the gamers.
The game itself...kinda looks outdated already to me. But it does ooze atmosphere.
Eike 21 December 2019 at 1:35 pm UTC
They will be making good use of Epic's money! ;-)

QuoteThe grant is money with no strings attached and is happening at the best possible time for us. We're going to use this cash on booze and drugs because we really need them to complete the project...
Cyril 21 December 2019 at 7:04 pm UTC
The game will also be available on GOG:

https://www.gog.com/game/asylum
Shmerl 22 December 2019 at 7:11 am UTC
Hm, can someone give a grant to developers of Eitr, so they could finish the game?
Hori 22 December 2019 at 8:26 am UTC
This still seems at least a little sketchy too me, as it comes too soon after straight out bribery. I think they should stick with offering grants to software for a while, and only after they regain people's trust should they offer grants to games.
There past actions were (maybe still are but I stopped following the news) too dodgy and it would take great effort on their part until I can start considering that they have a positive impact (up until now it's still very negative in my eyes).

In any case, good for the devs that really needed those funds to finish their games.


Last edited by Hori on 22 December 2019 at 8:28 am UTC
TheRiddick 22 December 2019 at 10:43 am UTC
I hope their able to do voice acting for this game, the characters might be a bit bland if its just text.
Eike 22 December 2019 at 1:51 pm UTC
SparhawkCool for the makers to have gotten this. Can't help having the feeling Epic is trying to buy goodwill of the gamers.
The game itself...kinda looks outdated already to me. But it does ooze atmosphere.

In my humble opinion, they're not exaggerating about Scratches. It wasn't technically the best, but a very memorable experience. So I'm looking forward!
Comandante Ñoñardo 22 December 2019 at 3:07 pm UTC
TheRiddickI hope their able to do voice acting for this game, the characters might be a bit bland if its just text.

Is an Argentinian game... Be grateful that you have text...

Who knows... Maybe with this money Agustin Cordes can pay a VO work.

I remember that the original Asylum DEMO HAS Voice acting.
Kallestofeles 22 December 2019 at 6:12 pm UTC
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Looking good for me... just hoping not to have a ton of moon logic puzzles.
mao_dze_dun 22 December 2019 at 8:20 pm UTC
Sometimes I think Epic could solve world hunger and some people would still complain...
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