Scanner Sombre is the claustrophobic new recreation by the Prison Architects, out Wednesday

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Scanner Sombre is the newest recreation from Introversion Software, the builders of Prison Architect (for which they gained a Bafta).

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Scanner Sombre is a “cave exploration expertise”. You’ll use a laser scanner referred to as a LIDAR to navigate a community of underground caves, in pitch darkness, as you attempt to discover your manner again to the floor. Your LIDAR will spray hundreds of neon gentle factors throughout, serving to you get your bearings, however “not all is because it appears, and also you won’t be alone”, say Introversion. Spooky.

Chris Delay, Introversion’s inventive director, says “Scanner Sombre is a complete departure for us as a studio when it comes to visible type and tone; it is virtually a subversive recreation when you concentrate on what folks may anticipate from Introversion so we’re actually wanting ahead to listening to folks’s reactions once they can play it.”

Managing director Mark Morris says it will be “a really totally different expertise to Prison Architect. It’s a shorter, however a extra concerned, claustrophobic recreation distilling a deep sense of unease right into a single play session. It’s in all probability going to make you’re feeling a bit uncomfortable.”

Scanner Sombre will price $11.99, however will launch with a 20% low cost on Steam, GOG and the Humble retailer. Look for it on these platforms at 15:00 BST (07:00 Pacific) this coming Wednesday, April 26.

In the meantime, you’ll be able to be taught extra about Scanner Sombre on the website.