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Atlas Negro: Infernum

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Action/Adventure
Developer: Night Council Studio
Release Date: Dec. 25, 2023

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'Atlas Negro: Infernum' Picks Tomás Hijo As Cover Artist, Playable Demo To Support Kickstarter Campaign

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2022 @ 9:17 a.m. PDT

Atlas Negro: Infernum is a first-person survival horror where the end of the world is combined with psychological terror in descent to hell with a strong narrative component.

Turn the lights off, put your headphones on, and get ready for the most immersive experience, letting The Word guide you.. or escaping while you can!

But be aware! Atlas Negro: Infernum appeals to the most tormented human feelings, dimming the line between reality and fiction. The story deals with suffering from a very raw and natural point of view, making it as realistic as painful.

Out there, the world is falling apart. Massive electrical storms have begun to sweep across the Earth. After each passing, little by little, the streets are filled with ghosts. Scientists and sorcerers of our time have decided to call them "Imprints". They look like our dead but don't react to any stimuli. They are entities contemplating the night of the cities.

Your destiny, however, is to escape from a nightmare in which the Voice will be perpetually harassing you. Through your memories, the ruins of civilization, the nether abysses of your soul, and hell itself. It is time to face the questions and the consequences of your actions. You must fight against the captivity you have been subjected to for telling the truth.

You can't waste any more time. You must react and find the exit because you are in a labyrinth of crossroads. Outside, the skies crumble. Great forces are consolidating to seize power in the spectral world. They want to use them as instruments of desolation. They want you to tell them how to forge the holy book: the Corona Radiata.

The Atlas Negro: Infernum kickstarter campaign is in full swing, halk way to its $8,365 funding goal, but interested fans can check out a playable demo on Steam.

It's a short demo that showcases the backbone of this videogame and what makes it unique. Please note that this demo is not in its final development stage, since there's still a whole year of work ahead. The final game will have voice acting and texts in Spanish and English, with Alberto Martínez from the podcast Noviembre Nocturno as the voice of The Word in both languages.

The Spanish artist Tomás Hijo, winner of the Best Artwork Award 2015 of the Tolkien Society, and whose original works rest in the houses of Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth) or Mike Mignola (Hellboy)  among others, will be in charge of the cover art of the horror videogame Atlas Negro: Infernum.

The Spanish studio Night Council Studios didn’t hesitate when they had to choose an artist that needed to capture the essence of the game and put it on its cover. In the words of Álvaro Aparicio, game director, “Working with Tomás Hijo is a requisite if we want to do things right”.

Tomás Hijo will do, as a reward for this crowdfunding, a linocut based on Atlas Negro. This technique, that goes back to medieval xylography, is an embossing method that is completely traditional. The creation process of a piece consists of transferring a sketch to a linoleum plate that gets engraved with the help of high precision cutting tools named gouges. The engraver, after this arduous task, gets to emboss the original image on the linoleum block. This way, when the block is inked by a roller, only the highlighted parts are covered in ink. These inked parts are transferred to a paper through pressure applied by a press or through manual means. 

In the case of Tomás Hijo, this procedure is done with tools of the highest quality and materials of museum caliber. The final touch is the printing done with a press that applies a ton of pressure, so that the plate gets engraved on the paper adding relief to the print.

Like all of his works, the one made for Atlas Negro will be part of a limited edition, printed, numbered and sealed by the author.

Key Features:

  • Single-player, first-person survival horror.
  • Psychological horror, stealth, and puzzles are the basis of its gameplay.
  • Strong narrative content: Original story based on the universe created in the horror literary anthology Atlas Negro.
  • The Voice is performed by the popular host of the Spanish podcast Noviembre Nocturno.
  • Original soundtrack.
  • Includes Steam Achievements, so you'll want to explore every corner...if you dare.

Atlas Negro: Infernum is coming to PC (Steam) on Dec. 25, 2023.

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