It’s a problem we all have. You wake up, get ready to face the day and try to plan out which video game will best allow you to explore the deepest recesses of your anxiety addled mind once you get home from work. I get it, but allow me to proffer a solution. Rise of Insanity, a game which has received very positive reviews on Steam, is out now on the Xbox One, with further plans to bring the title to the Nintendo Switch at some point in the 3rd quarter of this year. Developed by Red Limb Studio, a small company based out of Poland, the psychological horror game has expanded its reach, allowing it to torment console gamers as well as their PC brethren.
Krzysztof Sopata, who worked on the title, had this to say:
“For Rise of Insanity we drew inspiration from classic psychological horror masterpieces such as The Shining, The Exorcist and Silent Hill. The human mind can really be a container of horrors when we let our fears and monsters linger inside. In this game we also wanted to represent mental illness in some original ways, and let you literally ‘fly’ through the hidden paths of consciousness.”
With a really distinct, polished art style, this game really offers scares in abundance, as well as deeper thematic elements throughout. This is the developers second foray into the world of video game production, with their first title, The Purge Day, also using horror as a foundation but instead releasing on to VR platforms. If you are an Xbox One player, and this looks to be your kind of thing, then you should definitely give it a go. The game has earned stellar scores on Steam, despite the penchant of horror fans to be a particularly discerning crowd.
Rise of Insanity is now available on Xbox One, Steam for Windows PC and Linux.