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Horror title Noct reaches its Kickstarter funding goal, Greenlit on Steam

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This visually striking arcade shooter/survival horror hybrid is one to keep an eye on

Noct, a 2D top-down multiplayer survival horror game that blends arcade combat with RPG survival elements has recently met and exceeded its Kickstarter funding goal of $20,000 CAD and has been Greenlit on Steam.

The game's bleak world is rendered in a unique art style utilizing a high-contrast thermal camera viewpoint, giving it an almost surreal sense of detachment. Visually, Noct reminds me a bit of Teleglitch, but with a much more eerie and claustrophobic atmosphere.

I have to admit, when initially viewing the footage in the trailer I wasn't overly impressed. I thought the game had a unique look and would probably cater to my penchant for top-down shooters, but once I saw some of the larger enemy types, I was hooked.

Toronto-based developer Chris Eskins has stated that the creature designs were inspired both by the eldritch monstrosities of Lovecraftian literature and the giant boss creatures from classic games like Gradius and Contra. If you'd like to get a closer look at the beasties you'll be facing off against in motion, make sure to have a look at the game's Imgur page. Note the little details like the heat signatures coming off the spent brass.

At the time of this writing there is no footage of the game being played available to share with you, but I've contacted the developer and we should be posting something in the very near future. In the meantime, have a look at the the prototype trailer and let us know what you think.

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