Ivan Zanotti is soon to be releasing his long awaited PC horror game Imscared - A Pixelated Nightmare on Windows. All will say so far, and while there's no official release date just yet, we've been provided with a demo download from the developer's website. It's not much of a demo, but more or less an attempt to give us an idea of what IMScared could look like on Windows. We've got the first part of the game's teaser here: a little film showing a group of scientists in a strange laboratory, surrounded by strange lights.
And in the second part of the teaser we get more of the story, as the group of scientists enters the home of Dr. Isaac (voiced by Greg Garcia). Inside, however, Dr. Isaac (obviously not named Ivanzai) begins to slowly succumb to amnesia. As you move through the rest of the house and onwards to the lab, Imscared is more horror movie styled than any other game. There are a few different player types to choose from - the normal "friendly" character types (like most adventure games), the doctor, and a few other unique ones.
Based on the novel "Imscared" by Jason Van Gogh, Imscared is the latest in a long series of Van Gogh-inspired horror games (such as The Yellow House and The Starry Night). As one might expect from one of Van Gogh's many wonderful creations, Imscared is about beauty and the subconscious. We've seen Van Gogh influence established artists such as Frank Stella, and even Nintendo's own Zelda character Link. Imscared - A Pixelated Nightmare takes all of those influences and applies them to a modern-day horror game that is more than adequate for a game-of-the-week.