Kodoku Mixes Atmospheric, Old School Horror With Japanese Mythology
As you can see from the video, this is not the run-and-gun, Dead Space-style of horror; Kodoku's all about atmosphere and the slow dread. Spooky ghost girls? Yup. Creepy-looking protagonist? Yarp. Loads of gore? Good gravy yes. Kodoku's slow pace and 2D sprites will strike a chord with classic horror fans, harkening back to older titles like Ao Oni, Yume Nikki, and even the horror game which started it all — Sweet Home.
Carnivore Studio is about as indie as they come; they're a fledgling team still searching for funding for Kodoku after an unsuccessful Kickstarter. They've found some acclaim with Kodoku's precursor, the Steam Greenlight title Kodoku Chronicles, which is a horror visual novel not for the faint of heart. Like Kodoku, however, this visual novel seems to have had a bit of a funding problem, so whether or not it (and Kodoku) will ever see the light of day remains to be seen. For now, eager horror fans should keep an eye on Carnivore Studios, and only break out their wallets once we can all be sure there's something finished and worth buying.
Kodoku is aiming for a release on the Playstation 4 and Playstation Vita. Since it's still in the early stages of development, we have a feeling we won't see it launch until 2016, if it ever does.