Factsheet

Developer:
Santa Ragione
Based in Milan, Italy

Release date:
Q2 2021

Platforms:
PC (Epic Games Store)
Other: TBA

Website:
saturnaliagame.com

Regular Price:

TBA

Description

A survival-horror adventure inspired and heavily influenced by the folklore of Sardinia, Italy, a region rich with unique traditions and culture. You will play as four characters, experiencing a deeply connected storyline that ties back to the haunting traditions of this ancient village. The village itself is an elaborate maze with no two iterations being precisely the same - you will have to explore and solve the mysteries of the game largely unguided. Die, and watch the village reconfigure itself into a new form. Solve puzzles and open shortcuts to new areas with tools and items you find along the way, unlocking every piece of the story with different characters, each suited for another aspect of exploration and investigation. Heavily stylized visuals feature ‘sketched’ artwork and animations inspired by stop-motion and rotoscoping film techniques to immerse players in a world unlike anything else. Music and audio performed by reinventing ancient music and sounds, with an electronic twist in the style of Italian giallo classics from the 70s. With a limited supply of matches to light your way and darkness encroaching, can you find your way through the fog to reveal the truth? Or will you be engulfed by the secrets this town doesn’t want you to know?

History

Developed by Italian game sturdio Santa Ragione (FOTONICA, MirrorMoon EP, Wheels of Aurelia). In collaboration with the board game design studio Horrible Guild. We are an international team drawn from theatre, cinema, television and cult video games, supported by the Sardinian Film Commission and the European Union, published by The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild. Launching in Q2 2021 exclusively on Epic Games Store on PC, other platforms TBA.

Features

  • The village structure changes each time all your characters die
  • Discover charcters' special abilities, use tools and consumables to open shortcuts
  • Keep narrative and puzzle progress across game-overs (roguelite-like)
  • Manage your supply of matches to help your sight and solve puzzles
  • Non-linear progression, dynamic and adaptive narrative
  • Investigate the ritual at the heart of the game and use what you find to stop it

Videos

Launching in 2021 YouTube

Wishlit on EGS YouTube

Announcement Teaser YouTube


Images

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About Santa Ragione

Boilerplate
Santa Ragione is an Italian micro game design studio founded by Pietro Righi Riva and Nicolò Tedeschi in 2010, creators of FOTONICA, MirrorMoon EP, and Wheels of Aurelia. Santa Ragione’s games focus on achieving a visceral response from the player, whether through the desolate landscapes of MirrorMoon EP, the uncompromising, vertigo-inducing speeds of FOTONICA, or the controversial politics in Wheels of Aurelia. The studio has a unique, experimental approach to accessibility that encourages exploration and personal interpretation, to achieve surprising depth. Santa Ragione’s inspiration comes equally from literature classics, evocative electronica, and contemporary art, to strive and stand out stylistically and continue the tradition of Italian design.

More information
More information on Santa Ragione, our logo & relevant media are available here.


Saturnalia Credits

Developed by
Santa Ragione

In Collaboration with
Horrible Guild

Published by
The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild


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