The man behind the title decarnation is no illustrious stranger. Quentin De Beukelaer cut his teeth at Ubisoft on licenses like Assassin’s Creed And Ghost Recon before we begin the creation of Narcosis, Survival horror suffocating for the intense experience released in 2017. Since then, the maker founded the studio Atelier QDB and started the realization of with less staff decarnation.
Lynch and Cronenberg are on a boat
“retro mindfuck horror adventure“. This is how Atelier QDB describes the concept of decarnation. Watching the title’s launch trailer reveals a gloomy and tacky atmosphere, and not without evoking atmospheres worthy of David Lynch and David Cronenberg. The editor also quotes Satoshi Kon (Perfectly blue, Memories) among the studio’s sources of inspiration.
The software puts players in the shoes of Gloria, a young cabaret dancer in 1990s Paris struggling with her inner demons. As she watches her life crumble around her, her career sink and her relationships deteriorate, she will find herself gradually being absorbed into a fantasy world populated by unpleasant metaphors of her fears and anxieties. The title revolves around an exploration and puzzle solving system. Atelier QDB indicates that the decarnation to introduce to “a mix of over fifteen different systems and gameplay types, each corresponding to the situations Gloria encounters and her way of thinking“.
decarnation will be available on PC via Steam and Nintendo Switch in May for the low price of €14.99.