Symphony of Seven Souls is an ominous first-person thriller game by the renowned game developer, Katanalevy. The game has an appealing allure with an overall dark theme but has beautiful scenery in-game.
Getting into the storyline, you are a composer who must play on a powerful violin in order to recruit lost souls to your undead orchestra. You have reached a sort of 'artist's block' and need these souls to help you finish your showpiece called the Symphony of Seven Souls. This Windows game is similar to fellow horror games Swamp Sim Horror and The Devil.
Development and running time
Katanalevy initially created Symphony of Seven Souls for Windows for the HPS1 Summer of Shivers game jam. The global gaming community holds this specific game jam in high esteem, which explain the game's quality.
Most consider the average playtime of Symphony of Seven Souls for Windows to be medium to long, given that it is in the category of 'short' horror games. Depending on how fast you play, you can expect to spend approximately fifteen minutes on the game. This estimate does not include downloading and configuring Symphony of Seven Souls for Windows.
More on the storyline
Symphony of Seven Souls for Windows has a dark and sombre atmosphere. However, the parts in the game when you play the violin takes your breath away due to the exhilarating performance of the violinist.
Overall, the plot is very simple: you are out of ideas and unable to complete your musical masterpiece, therefore you resort to drastic measures. Ultimately this means summoning invisible spirits to join your 'unholy' orchestra so that you can finish composing your magnum opus. The way to summon the spirits and make them visible to the human eye is to walk down the streets while playing your violin.
Aesthetically pleasing horror game
This is one of the only instances where it's possible to use ‘pleasing’ and ‘horror game’ in the same sentence. Symphony of Seven Souls for Windows is quite a chilling game given the theme and in-game experience. However, many will be surprised by the beauty and grace of the visual and audio aspects that hide within the game.