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Lone Survivor is low on pixels, rich in fear

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Survival horror with pixel art

Lone Survivor
Lone Survivor

Indie game developer Jasper Byrne, whose one-man studio Superflat Games released Soul Brother on the Adult Swim gaming hub last year, has a new project out that demands the attention of fans of psychological horror games: Lone Survivor.

Indie game developer Jasper Byrne, whose one-man studio Superflat Games released Soul Brother on the Adult Swim gaming hub last year, has a new project out that demands the attention of fans of psychological horror games: Lone Survivor.

The title is reminiscent of survival horror games like Silent Hill, following one man's journey to survive in an apartment complex filled with violent, skinless monsters. All the tropes of the genres are represented — tense hiding sequences, ammo conservation and buckets of unspeakable gore — all presented in a minimalistic and lovely low-pixel-count art style.

Lone Survivor is available now for $10 on the game's official site, though folks looking to try before they buy can play a lengthy demo over on Kongregate. Check out a trailer below for a sense of the atmosphere that the game brings to the table.