Independent developer Blackwood Specter has just launched the survival horror game Skin Witch, with updates flowing consistently. Skin Witch follows the more classic survival horror approach, giving the player weapons but with limited ammo and resources. The game features multiple weapons, enemies, unique puzzles, horrific rituals, and non-linear gameplay. The level design is like a labyrinth, twisting and turning, and claustrophobic. The game also features multiple difficulties and endings.
Guild of Lore has provided the game’s soundtrack, evoking an ominous atmosphere in every crevice of the underground lair. Finding the Skin Witch may be your only chance at escape, if you can survive the encounter…
Trapped in an underground mine you were sent to investigate, you soon learn you’re not alone. In the deep dark, skin-changed beasts lurk behind every corner as you struggle to escape. Fill them full of lead, or burn them to a crisp to make sure they stay dead..
“̶W̷i̵t̶h̵ ̵S̵k̵i̶n̸ ̶W̸i̴t̵c̴h̶ ̵i̴t̵ ̷w̶a̶s̷ ̸v̵e̴r̸y̸ ̴i̴m̶p̷o̵r̴t̷a̴n̵t̶ ̴t̴o̵ ̶r̶e̷t̴u̵r̵n̷ ̷t̷o̵ ̸t̶h̸e̸ ̸c̸o̸n̵c̶e̴p̵t̷ ̷o̸f̴ ̵s̸e̴l̸f̷-̴d̴e̷f̴e̵n̶s̸e̴ ̵i̸n̸ ̸s̵u̷r̶v̸i̴v̴a̴l̵ ̶h̷o̷r̴r̷o̸r̷.̷ ̶W̴i̷t̷h̵ ̴w̷e̵a̷p̴o̴n̵s̴,̷ ̷y̵o̵u̵ ̸h̶a̷v̸e̵ ̴t̵h̵e̷ ̷p̵o̴w̴e̷r̸ ̶o̴f̸ ̷c̸h̴o̴i̴c̷e̸.̷ ̴Y̶o̴u̷r̸ ̵f̴a̸t̸e̷ ̶i̵s̷ ̶i̶n̵ ̸y̴o̸u̴r̴ ̷o̸w̴n̷ ̸h̸a̵n̶d̴s̶.̸”̴
Key Aspects of the Game
True Survival Horror – Limited resources, unique puzzles, and disturbing environments. Players will have access to multiple weapons, but will need to make tough decisions on when to use precious ammo.
Witch Beasts – Face off against horrific creatures that were once human. These wretched souls have lost any remaining sense of humanity, now reduced to ravenous beasts. The Skin Witch’s gifts have made the beasts very tough to kill, but if you can only remove their skins…
Non-Linear Gameplay – The mines sprawl in all directions, almost a labyrinth unto themselves. Players can choose to take different routes, and they can also use explosives to demolish tunnels to prevent creatures from catching them.