If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind horror experience, look no further than Mundaun. Earlier today, Hidden Fields and MWM Interactive announced that Mundaun is available now across a variety of platforms (PC, Console) with a Nintendo Switch release planned for April 2021.
From its hand-pencilled visuals to its gripping tale, Mundaun is a must-play game for horror fans.
Indie Horror Game Mundaun Available Now on PC and Console
Mundaun is a brand new indie horror game that’s officially available for purchase as of today, March 16. The game is available on both PC and console for $19.99 (USD). If you decide to buy and play the game, you’ll be invited to explore a “dark, secluded valley of the Swiss Alps.”
Elaborating on this further, the game’s story follows a young man named Curdin who travels to the Mundaun area of the Swiss Alps to unravel the mysteries surrounding his grandfather’s death.
The press release notes that while he’s there, he’ll have to face off against a malevolent entity that resides in the area. Here’s the official description for Mundaun per the game’s press release:
“In Mundaun, players follow a young man named Curdin to Mundaun, an ominous valley in the Alps, to learn more about the mysterious circumstances behind his grandfather’s death. Along the way, he discovers that something diabolical is haunting the town’s residents and slowly unravels the secrets of Mundaun.
Throughout their journey, players will solve intricate puzzles and learn more about the town, while avoiding sinister characters that trigger the game’s fear system, a “cause-and-effect” feature which disorients players when facing dangerous situations.
The game has been a passion project for Ziegler since beginning development in 2014, and was inspired by Ziegler’s adoration of the rich history of myth and culture of the Swiss region of Grisons.”
Accompanying today’s release announcement for Mundaun is a brand new trailer. As you’re watching, one of the first things you may notice about Mundaun is its gorgeous greyscale visuals and hand-pencilled elements which give the game an otherworldly storybook sort of feel.
As these visuals pull you in, the concept behind the story will likely keep you rooted to the spot. What will the protagonist find as they explore Mundaun? That’s for you – and them – to find out. You’ll need to be careful when it comes to the things and people you come across in the game as noted by the aforementioned fear system.
In the game’s list of features on Steam, the fear system is touched upon a bit more. Described as a fear resistance factor, the character you control will reportedly move slower as they experience fear.
Given the description’s mention of this potentially happening during dangerous situations, the fear system sounds like it’ll add some exciting challenge to your adventures in Mundaun.
Additionally, you’ll have to collect items and clues in order to unravel the mysteries of Mundaun and solve puzzles that are “integrated into the game world as you make your way up the mountain.”
And if all of this isn’t enough to convince you that Mundaun is worth checking out, you may be surprised to hear that developer Hidden Fields is comprised of just one person, Swiss programmer and illustrator Michel Ziegler.
Speaking on the subject of the game’s launch and the game’s setting in the Swiss Alps in a statement in the official press release, Ziegler says:
“It is surreal to finally be able to share Mundaun with players across the world. It has certainly been an emotional roller coaster working on the project for so many years.
The Alps hold a special place in my heart, and I wanted to create an experience that embodies my summer trips as a child, while paying homage to the brilliant but dark folklore of the region.
I am so thankful for the support of the team at MWMi who helped bring my vision to life, and I hope everyone enjoys playing Mundaun as much as I enjoyed making it.”
To buy a copy of Mundaun, you’ll find the game available on PC on Steam and the Epic Games Store, as well as console including PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X | S. In April 2021, a Nintendo Switch release for Mundaun is also planned.