Back in 1995
is an upcoming game by indie dev Ichijou Takaaki. First unveiled earlier this year at Bitsummit
is unique in that it's a survival horror game made in the style of the genre's PS1 forebears. Blocky characters, low polygons, short draw distance...and yet it all looks pretty charming. Yesterday, Siliconera
have reported that the game is due out on Steam in all territories this winter.(it also looks quite a bit better than 1995-era 3D, but that's neither here nor there)
Obviously this won't appeal to everyone, but as somebody who adores mid-90s Japanese survival horror, I'm pretty excited about this one. It harkens back to an earlier time when horror games were slightly more abstract and mysterious, requiring the player to use their imagination to fill in the blanks.
Perhaps this will inspire a new age of PS1-style indie games. That might not be so bad.