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BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA - January 30, 2013. The
highly anticipated horror adventure game has joined the ranks of
Kickstarter projects with a campaign as wacky as it is creepy.
After four years of production, the Senscape team aims to fund the
final lap of development with the help of the community. Inspired
by the writings of H. P. Lovecraft and building upon the success of
Asylum has recently enjoyed a new burst of popularity
following a successful campaign on Steam Greenlight, after which it
became the first game from Argentina to be Greenlit by Valve.
Similarly, it happens to be the first game ever on Kickstarter from
Featuring some of the most unusual Kickstarter rewards yet,
backers have the chance to become permanent denizens of the Hanwell
Mental Institute, the massive virtual asylum where the game takes
place, by, among others, appearing as dead inmates in the morgue or
being themselves residents of their very own cell. “The
number one request from fans has been that they want to become part
of this engrossing setting we have created,” said project
leader and designer Agustín Cordes. “And we have
At the time of this writing
Asylum is currently 13% funded in its first day.
Asylum Short Demo:
Steam Greenlight Page:
Senscape was founded in 2010 by Agustín Cordes, designer
of the award-winning
Scratches adventure game. Based in Argentina, it aims to
become a key company of independently developed videogames and in
particular the adventure genre. To achieve this, Agustín has
assembled an outstanding team of professionals hailing from many
different industries and committed to bring only the best quality
to its works. Senscape aims to merge technical prowess with
compelling stories that provide rewarding and unforgettable
experiences. For more information, visit:
Scratches is an adventure game developed by Nucleosys Digital
Studio and released in 2006, selling over 250.000 copies since
then. It was hailed as one of the scariest games ever and one of
the most successful independently developed adventures as well.
Acknowledged as the Game Of The Year in several publications and
with an intricate storyline that remains discussed to this day,
Scratches has earned a well-deserved cult status from a
legion of fans.