Source: Ebb Games

The Upcoming 'Scorn' Looks Like a Nightmare World From the Mind of H.R. Giger


May. 7 2020, Updated 11:41 p.m. ET

If you caught the latest showcase of third-party Xbox Series X games Microsoft recently put on in a special episode of Inside Xbox, you likely caught a glimpse of one of the creepiest, most skin-crawling games we've seen in some time: Scorn. It's the most grotesque of the upcoming crop of games for the new system by far, and the stuff of nightmares. And while we don't know a ton about it just yet, we already know it'll be high on horror gamers' lists for awesome new titles to check out soon. 

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The game is heavily inspired by the works of artist H.R. Giger, best known for his work on the classic sci-fi movie series Alien, as well as Zdzisław Beksiński, whose disturbing works are just as unique. It was the most stomach-churning part of the Xbox presentation, and will no doubt be the cause of nightmares for many a gamer who decides to check out the game. But what is it, exactly? We've got the answers you're looking for if Scorn's caught your eye. 

Source: Ebb Games
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What is the creepy upcoming game 'Scorn' all about?

Scorn is a first-person horror adventure game from Ebb Software, and it's been in development for over five years, beginning in 2014. It's designed around the idea of being thrown into a "dream-like world" with non-linear progression. Each location is designed with its own story, puzzles, and characters in mind, with the environment being a character itself. The story was inspired by writers like Franz Kafka and Jorge Luis, in addition to films from directors David Lynch and David Cronenberg. 

You'll play a strange, humanoid creature lost in a nightmare world teeming with strange-looking landscapes with some equally odd weapons to guide you. There's a pistol and a shotgun, and both are completely organic. Much of what you'll see in Scorn is organic, and that's kind of what makes it such a strange contender. You don't know what the world around you is made of, if it's alive, or what to expect from it. That alone is unsettling unto itself.

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Source: Ebb Games

This is all done on purpose to give the player a sense that they're playing in an environment that's taken on a life all its own. And as you can see from the brief glimpses we've had so far, Scorn has already accomplished that. Unfortunately, despite revealing a promising trailer, there's no set release date for this odd iniquity just yet. It's coming to Xbox Series X (but not Xbox One), and even then the Xbox Series X isn't due out until later in 2020. There's still a long time before it's out. 

So if you're picking up what Scorn is putting down and can't wait to explore its creepy world in first-person and solve all kinds of weird puzzles along the way, you might be in for a considerable wait. That's okay, though – you've always got these screenshots to pore over. 

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