Possessor(s) is the next game from Heart Machine

Heart Machine, the developers of Hyper Light Drifter and Solar Ash, has revealed its brand new project called Possessor(s). Much like the studio’s previous game Hyper Light Drifter, Possessor(s) is a fast paced action side scroller but set in its own world. In this world, a hellish landscape exists which has come about due to interdimensional catastrophe and horror. Furthermore, players will take on the role of Luca, the host, and Rehm, who is Luca’s uncooperative other.

Following the reveal of the Possessor(s), Alx Preston, Founder & Creative Director at Heart Machine said, “You’ll notice that Possessor(s) shares DNA with Hyper Light Drifter, despite being an entirely different world and story. As a studio, we’re eternally applying valuable lessons from our past successes and mistakes to our present work. We’re carrying those lessons forward, and transforming them into something unique with this game. We hope to continue to build on our legacy while pushing the boundaries of what we can create. At its core, Possessor(s) is a game about relationships – specifically, the ones that hurt us and how we navigate through them. We wanted to explore the idea of getting out of toxic traps and the difficult journey of self-improvement. Our characters are trying to change for the better and struggling to stop punishing themselves. The theme of possession ties into how we heal from these emotional wounds.”

Danny Moll, Art Director of Possessor(s) also chipped in saying, “We have carefully calibrated the overall aesthetic and tone of Possessor(s) and are proud of what we’ve come up with. Inspired by games like INSIDE, Signalis, and Control — and TV shows like Severance, we’ve created a world that feels both familiar and hauntingly surreal.Imagine a post-apocalyptic sci-fi landscape, influenced by weird fiction world-building in such works as Jeff Vandermeer’s Area X or the Annihilation film. It’s “sony-walkman retrofuturism” in a game.”

A release date for Possessor(s) is yet to be confirmed.

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