From the developers of Prison Architect comes a unique and mysterious new title called “Scanner Sombre”. Introversion Software officially announced the independent studio’s next title today. The game will reportedly be minimalist in its design, forcing the first person player into a suspenseful journey that requires reliance on a LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) scanner to aid in navigation. LIDAR scanner produces millions of individual pin-point lights to create a neon 3D image of your environment. Using LIDAR, players will slowly make their way through a complex network of underground caves shrouded in complete darkness. Your goal? Make it back to the surface alive.
“Scanner Sombre is a total departure for us as a studio in terms of visual style and tone; it’s almost a subversive game when you think about what people might expect from Introversion so we’re really looking forward to hearing people’s reactions when they can play it,” says Chris Delay, Creative Director at Introversion.
But if you’re hoping for a game similar to Prison Architect, don’t hold your breath. According to Introversion’s Managing Director, Mark Morris, “This is a very different experience to Prison Architect. It’s a shorter, but a more involved, claustrophobic game distilling a deep sense of unease into a single play session. It’s probably going to make you feel a bit uncomfortable.”
Scanner Sombre launches Wednesday April 26th.