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Introversion Software, the creators of Prison Architect, have announced Scanner Sombre which is launching on PC no later than April 26. The game aims to deliver a "deeply atmospheric experience". You must proceed into the abyss in order to escape the cave where you regained consciousness earlier with the sole help of a helmet and a LIDAR scanner that triggers faint glow. Jump inside for screens, trailer and soundtrack excerpt.



From the Developers of Multi-Million Selling Prison Architect Comes New, Hauntingly Mysterious 'Scanner Sombre'

Introversion Software's next title goes deep underground to explore the unknown on April 26th
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LONDON – April 24, 2017 – BAFTA-winning Introversion Software officially announced the independent studio's next title today, Scanner Sombre, launching on PC on Wednesday 26th April at 3pm BST / 7am PDT / 10am EDT. Scanner Sombre introduces a minimalist game environment in intriguing new ways, creating a suspense-laden journey that harnesses the senses from a first person perspective.

Using a LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) scanner to aid navigation, players must make their way through a complex network of underground caves in complete darkness in an attempt to make it back to the surface. Your LIDAR scanner produces millions of individual light-points, painting a static, neon 3D image of the environments as you trek through the darkness. But not all is as it seems, and you might not be alone.

Creative Director at Introversion Chris Delay said, "Scanner Sombre is a total departure for us as a studio in terms of visual style and tone; it's almost a subversive game when you think about what people might expect from Introversion so we're really looking forward to hearing people's reactions when they can play it."

Introversion’s Managing Director, Mark Morris butted in with, “This is a very different experience to Prison Architect. It’s a shorter, but a more involved, claustrophobic game distilling a deep sense of unease into a single play session. It’s probably going to make you feel a bit uncomfortable.”

Find out more and view the launch trailer at www.scanner-sombre.com

Scanner Sombre will cost $11.99 and will launch with a 20 percent discount on Steam, GOG and the Humble store.

6 screenshots

  • Explore darkness with Scanner Sombre - 6 screenshots
  • Explore darkness with Scanner Sombre - 6 screenshots
  • Explore darkness with Scanner Sombre - 6 screenshots
  • Explore darkness with Scanner Sombre - 6 screenshots
  • Explore darkness with Scanner Sombre - 6 screenshots
  • Explore darkness with Scanner Sombre - 6 screenshots
MrWhite
MrWhite
Commented on 2017-04-25 02:57:35
Should be a VR game.
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Tinks
Tinks
Commented on 2017-04-25 05:03:02
Looks awesome

I just got Abzu finally and beat it the other day. This looks like another cool, different type of visual title I can sink my teeth into
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nostradamus
nostradamus
Commented on 2017-04-25 11:56:38
seems like a trippy version of Unfinished Swan. Me likes.
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