It’s always been something of a “thing” with me to gravitate toward darker sorts of games. Anything with a mature, or even just grisly theme tends to draw my attention more than bright, happy-go-lucky titles. That’s why Lunatic’s Bane immediately caught my attention. This game is described as a mix of tons of amazing properties (Dark Souls, Diablo, The Legend of Zelda) but definitely treads closer to the looks of the former titles than Hyrule. Players must explore this RPG in areas with names like the “Neurotic Forest” and “Realm of Nightmares.” Sounds right up my alley!


If you also happen to share these tastes then take a look at the Kickstarter page for Lunatic’s Bane. Although it doesn’t provide a massive amount of information, we’re at least given a bullet point breakdown of gameplay basics. It features brutal combat, particularly when it comes to the game’s 20 bosses. Apparently NPCs will also be quite downtrodden folk, filled with delusions or simply diseased. Players will have a skill system to progress and customize their character with. Despite utilizing pixel art things also look disturbed (and maybe even a bit frightening).


Outer Brain Studios are asking for $5,000 in order to take Lunatic’s Bane from its current state into a late alpha stage. It’s unclear if funds over the goal will guarantee a full version release, or if that’s planned regardless after Kickstarter success. In any case, if you’d like to help the game out without funding then you can always upvote the Lunatic’s Bane Steam Greenlight page.

Track the progress of the Lunatic’s Bane Kickstarter in our Campaign Calendar.

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Marcus Estrada

Marcus is a fellow with a love for video games, horror, and Japanese food. When he’s not writing about games for a multitude of sites, he’s usually still playing one. Writing about video games is something he hopes to continue doing for many years to come.

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