Below is a Scary New Adventure Game
In a season chock full of AAA game releases, we’ve seen a cool number of smaller, indie games that are totally stunning. Add Capy Games’ Below to that increasing list and I would say, put it at the top. “A tiny warrior exploring the depths of a remote island” is how the designers have summarized the game and honestly, I would add “in a hauntingly adventure” as you hack, slash, explore and uncover secrets in this minimal yet stunningly designed world.
Clean edged graphics and subtle lighting come together in a mostly dim lit world of a dark cave and storm-ravaged hills.
The waves crash around the ship as the storm tears through the night. The tall grass shoots through the sandy beaches in the distance. An old, spent campsite slumbers near the opening of the ominous cave..
Below has crisp and vector style graphics with a wonderful lighting system that is hard to convey its appeal through screenshots alone. Also, on the audio front and alike to their previous collaboration for Superbrothers: Sword and Sorcery LP, Capy Games and Jim Guthrie have combined forces for Below and it is beautiful. Jim Guthrie has composed another complicated and layered sonic dream for the soundtrack that echoes Superbrothers but is even more satisfying and diverse. You can listen to the full soundtrack now on Jim’s Youtube channel.