Scorn Dev Update

We've been interested in horror shooter Scorn for quite a while, in part because it just looks so squelchy, slimy and downright disgusting. If that's more a reason to avoid the game in your book, then this latest development update won't change your opinion.

Developer Ebb Software has gone into a little more detail about the game's machinery design and its puzzle elements. Spoiler alert, there's a lot of squelching ahead...

Here's an example of a puzzle hidden in Scorn's, quite frankly horrific world, and although the clip is here to showcase how puzzles are designed, we can't help but be distracted by the visual and audio design.

It's a similar story when it comes to the game's various structures and in-game machinery. This device connects to your flesh somehow in order to open a door and yep, you guessed it, more squelching awaits.

Anyway, enough of how disgusting Scorn's environment is, how's the game coming along? We know it's aiming for an October release, just in time for spooky season, and it's looking like the game might just make it. Here's what the team had to say on current development progress:

I'm happy to report our development is still on track, and we're wrapping up the levels one by one. A lot of time and effort has gone into ensuring the finer details are just how we want them throughout the earlier levels. For these completed areas, optimisation is the next priority. We're still working through several significant elements for the final stages, but are progressing as planned.

We're also getting things ready for rigorous rounds of gameplay testing this summer. We want to ensure the game will run smoothly across all the devices we launch on.

The team says that upcoming monthly updates will detail Scorn's creatures and weapons, so we'll be keeping a close eye on those. Well, not too close, otherwise our eyeballs will probably be used to open a gateway or something.

Are you excited for Scorn later this year? Let us know in the comments.