Gearbox Publishing announced Eyes in the Dark: The Curious Case of One Victoria Bloom today at PAX East 2022, where they unveil the first trailer for the stylish new “roguelight” from developer Under the Stairs.
Players will take on the role of Victoria Bloom, a young girl looking for her missing grandfather in the darkened corridors of her family home. Armed with a flashlight and slingshot, Victoria must navigate through the constantly changing layout of Bloom Manor and ward off scary creatures while trying to restore light to the mansion.
Featuring a range of light-based weapons, including Shotgun Bulb and matches, hidden upgrades and a gothic monochromatic art style reminiscent of The Addams familyUnder the Stairs director Vladimir Bogdanić said in a press release that no two replays of the game will be alike, as the game offers players a variety of experiences as they battle the forces of darkness.
“Eyes in the Dark creates an atmosphere of loneliness and isolation, all the while giving you the tools to ultimately come out of the experience as a stronger person,” said game designer Filip Neduk in the same release. Victoria’s trial – walking through the mansion alone and facing her fears – reflects the player’s need to learn and master the game’s mechanics to move forward; You are both going through this adventure together. “
Eyes in the Dark: The Curious Case of One Victoria Bloom will be released on July 14 on Steam and the Epic Games Store.