Lust for Darkness is an adventure game with a psychological horror setting. The game has been developed by the independent Movie Games studio and is now available on PC. In order to fund the production of the game, developers completed a Kickstarter campaign.
The story starts when the main protagonist – Jonathan Moon – receives a letter from his wife, who – under unknown circumstances – has gone missing over a year before. After following the information he received during the phone call, he gets to the grim Victorian mansion belonging to the Yelvertones, where a secret occult ceremony is taking place.
As it turns out, the main protagonist gets mixed up in a much deeper plot, in which dark forces out of this world are involved – the mansion is connected with an alternate dimension called Lusst'ghaa inhabited by degenerated beings – hundreds of years ago, these creatures have modified their bodies so that they could experience an everlasting ecstasy.
In the PC release of Lust for Darkness, a player observes the action from the first-person perspective (FPP). The gameplay revolves around the aspect of exploration – during the game, one traverses dark rooms within the mansion as well as the locations in the Lusst'ghaa dimension, which can be entered through the encountered portals. As the main protagonist is unable to fight and the aforementioned dimension is inhabited by the mutated beings, in case of a confrontation, a player is left with no other choice than to run for his life. It is much more reasonable to hide from the danger and sneak past the adversaries.
Also important in the game is the aspect of solving the puzzles by finding particular items – this way, a player can progress through the story as well as learn some useful information about the in-game world.
Lust for Darkness features high-quality 3D visuals inspired by the occult themes and erotic paintings by Zdzislaw Beksinski. During the game, players are accompanied by the dedicated soundtrack written by Draco Nared – his music is also featured in games such as Agony and Phantaruk.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Intel Core i5-8400 2.8 GHz / AMD Ryzen 5 1600 3.2 GHz, 16 GB RAM, graphic card 6 GB GeForce GTX 1060 / 8 GB Radeon RX 580, 15 GB HDD, Windows 7/8/10
Minimum: Intel Core i3 3.2 GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 660 / 3 GB Radeon R9 280 or better, 15 GB HDD, Windows 7/8/10