Art and Horror in Mundaun
Explore Alpine mysteries in a Puzzle based Horror with Mundaun! This game has a focus on Art and storytelling, and its overwhelmingly positive reviews rave about the vibes this art piece gives off.
The art of the game has a combination of Two and 3 dimensional aspects, and is entirely in black and white. The overlay of 2-d textures heightens the uncanny valley often seen in 3-d video games. The consistent art style provides a feast for the eyes and increases the spook factor when a monster fades into view.
The atmospheric ambience is achieved through the use of rough textures of the mountain , while things like plants and animals are carefully detailed. By making the sky light grey and the mountains dark, there is just enough contrast to distinguish the two as you traverse the map.
The simplified human shapes of the characters lend credence to the appearance of the monsters. Having a simple style throughout lets the player maintain their suspension of disbelief.
The story-book-esque style contributes to the games easy-going gameplay, with minimal stats to keep track of an the ability to run or avoid monsters. The game only has a few jump scares, relying on psychological horror to keep you on the edge of your seat.