With so much talk floating around about mental health and its role in the breakdown of violence in our current day society, I suppose some people might either find it offensive or cathartic that Red Limb Studios’ Rise of Insanity is set to graduate from Early Access on March 1st.
I don’t know if the studio will see it as a conduit for discussion into the larger context of mental health or as an inopportune coincide that their game about psychological horrors is releasing during a time where America is looking for something to blame for the recent school shooting in Florida.
Nevertheless, the upcoming release of Rise of Insanity looks sleek enough. I’m not really heavy into psychological horror games but I imagine people who enjoy the exploration, puzzle elements and jump-scares will enjoy the VR-compatible title once it releases in full at the beginning of March.
You can scope out the launch trailer below to get an idea of what the first-person psycho-thriller looks like and a small idea of how the developers utilize spastic imagery and atmospheric dread to bring the world of Saint Jonah’s sanitarium to life.
The game originally came out and entered into Early Access back in early August of 2017.
Over the course of the last six months the developers have ironed out the bugs, fixed up some of the issues brought to their attention by the community, and ultimately honed in on making a solid psychological thriller for gamers who like unraveling mysteries while being spooked out at night.
Interestingly enough, Red Limb stated that they wanted to spend no longer than six months in Early Access, and they seem to have kept to their word, finishing up the title in a timely manner and getting it up and out to the general public.
If you’re interested in the game you can grab the Early Access version ahead of its full release for $9.99. Alternatively you can want for after March 1st and get the full version but it will cost more on the Steam store. The game will be available for standard play and with support for the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.