Lust may be one of the seven deadly sins, but it's probably okay if the source of your yearning is Lust for Darkness, a new first-person supernatural horror game released today on PC.
Lust for Darkness tells the story of Jonathan Moon, whose wife disappeared a year ago. Suddenly he receives a message from her that leads him to an old Victorian mansion belonging to the Yelvertones. There, a mysterious cult ritual opens up the gates to the "perverse" alternate world of Lusst’ghaa. Now Jonathan must navigate between the two worlds via portals if he's to find his missing wife.
While the Yelvertone mansion is home to very familiar 19th century architecture and decor, the world of Lusst’ghaa is inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft and the paintings of Polish artist Zdzisław Beksiński. This "alien dimension filled with otherworldly creatures" used to be much like our own before its inhabitants gave themselves over to lust, even to the point of transforming their bodies so that they would "never cease to experience carnal delights." Hundreds of years after that metamorphosis, "Lusst’ghaa is now a land overgrown with alien vegetation and full of monstrosities squirming in a never ending ecstasy." Not surprisingly, the game's decidedly adult fare promises to include elements of BDSM with "erotic and occult themes."
Gameplay is focused primarily on solitary exploration between the two "intertwining worlds" with some puzzle-solving to proceed, along with the occasional need to "escape" the creatures of Lusst’ghaa. Observant players can also keep their eyes open for hidden items that will "unlock side stories to find out more about the game’s backstory."
If you're now itching to have your Lust for Darkness fulfilled, there's no need to wait, as the game is available now on Steam, exclusively for Windows PC.