Harvester Games and Screen 7 finally released the indie horror game called Lorelai. The game is designed by the same minds that brought you the disturbing psychological horror game, The Cat Lady (the theme song in that game was pretty badass, by the way). Lorelai mixes together hand-drawn sprites with some 3D backdrops.
Much like The Cat Lady, the game is themed around exploration mechanics where you’ll walk around, interact with the environment, and solve puzzles. The game itself has a weird description, with developer R. Michalski describing the game as an emotional horror ride where players assume the role of Lorelai who attempts to escape from her “toxic family home”, but realizes that adulthood is a heck of a lot harder than being a child. It’s stated that Lorelai will fight to continue on, even in the face of death. The launch trailer is fairly sublime, and it’s tough to make heads or tails of what’s going on but I suppose that’s part of the hook for the game. You can check out the trailer below.
R. Michalski spent three years working on the game, and it’s labeled as a conclusive finish to the trilogy of psychological horror titles from Harvester Games, including The Cat Lady and Downfall.
It’s interesting that the mature content descriptor basically mentions that the game delves into domestic abuse, scenes of a disturbing nature throughout, gore, alcohol addiction, depression, and suicide and is recommended for anyone above the age of 18, yet it doesn’t get classified as an Adults Only game.
I guess in the eyes of Steam so long as you’re not looking at a fully bloomed flower being raided or fudge being packed, it’s not really worthy of the Adults Only label.
Anyway, Lorelai sports Xbox controller support, and has Steam achievements, trading cards, and some updates on the way. Be warned that Jim Sterling has lent his voice to the project, and he has adopted anti-consumer ways in recent times by promoting the Epic Games Store, so keep that in mind.
You can pick up a digital copy of Lorelai from the Steam store for $14.99.
(Thanks for the news tip AloisManas)