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Platform: PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Windows PC
Developer: Panstasz
Publisher: Ysbryd Games
Genre: Role-Playing Game
Release Date: February 20, 2020
Industry rating: Mature

It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, between 1-bit and 2-bit, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is a game which we call World of Horror.

Jump into a monochromatic, 1-bit horror, role-playing adventure where your dwindling sanity, hanging on by a mere thread, will be put to the test as you come face to face with the unspeakable horrors waiting to tear your soul apart.

World of Horror Story Choice
Each character will have their own story to experience.

“The year is 198X. Disgusting creatures terrorize a small seaside town in Japan as reality starts to crumble, and the Old Gods reawaken to sate their primal hunger. It’s a losing battle, but maybe you’ve got what it takes to postpone the inevitable. The end of the world is at hand.”


A single glimpse at the brilliantly done sprite-based artwork within World of Horror will immediately flood your mind with images of legendary manga artist Junji Ito. The mind behind such works as Gyo Ugomeku Bukimi and Tomie has been a large source of inspiration in the making of World of Horror, and we couldn’t be happier with the results.

Each and every scene, as horrific as it is curious, is draped in disease and terror; and each and every scene was conjured up by the mind of World of Horror‘s sole developer, Pawel Kozminski. Kozminski also created all the graphics within the game using MS Paint, of all things, and the term ‘impressive’ doesn’t even begin to describe it.

World of Horror Monster Design
Try as you might, the Scissor Woman will ensure you meet your end.

The game is filled with abhorrent monsters that shamble into view, attempting to ensure you meet your end right there and then, and their unique and detailed design will make you stop to drink in every little detail of their trepidity.

Fans of the horror genre will enjoy the work that’s been put in to make each encounter something worth remembering, and you’re sure to be haunted by them long after you hit the power switch.


“The Old Gods are reawakening, clawing their way back into a world that’s spiraling into a mysterious madness. It’s the end of the world and the only solution is to confront the terror reigning over the apocalypse.


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The monster designs in World of Horror are truly a sight to behold.

While you’re assaulted with a visual splendor fit for any aspiring cenobite, you’ll also be putting your wits to the test as you navigate your way through World of Horror. As you take on one of the five protagonists within the game, each character will have their own path and choices they can make. In addition there’s multiple endings, dependent on your decisions throughout the game, making for a large amount of replayability.

When you’re not counting down the remainder of your hit points in the heat of unexpected combat, you’ll find yourself navigating the town in style of a graphic adventure. You’ll be searching rooms for items to add to your inventory or finding clues about The Old Gods. During your endless search for a way to prevent the apocalypse, you’ll also pick numerous dialogue options upon interacting with various NPCs in the game that will determine what course the story takes.

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Each choice you make can take the story a new direction or face you off against a different horror.

Gameplay within World of Horror is rather unique, given the combination of different genres and styles that are melting together. Battles, for example, have you engaging in traditional turn-based combat. You’ll choose between different types of weapons and equipment to use, items to heal yourself or hurt the enemy, and spells you can learn to cast.

You’ll also put the remainder of your unraveled insanity to the test as you attempt to solve various puzzles, assuming you live long enough to see them. If you do see a certain puzzle box, be careful about opening it. We hear a certain group of people will have an eternity to know your flesh if you summon them that way.

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With your mind slowly giving way, what is real is a matter of perspective.

You truly feel an overwhelming sense of dread, and you’re truly alone throughout all of this. Fear tugs away at your mind as you second guess your choices, peering into your inventory to see if you can actually chance your next decision or not. Nobody can help you when the odds are stacked high enough that The Old Gods themselves could bump into them from beyond the dark sky.

The chiptune soundtrack that accompanies you throughout every choice you make, area you explore, and each regrettable encounter you find yourself in, manages to add another necessary layer to World of Horror. Keeping with the 1-Bit style, which the game has perfected, the soundtrack is half bone-chilling and half surprisingly relaxing.

The soundtrack helps ground the game in a fitting ambience; something we consider necessary for any horror title. After all, what’s a good horror game without a memorable soundtrack?

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With a limited amount of time will you be able to stop the impending apocalypse?

The most impressive feat of World of Horror is that this entire game has been put together solely by one person, Pawel Kozminski. Not only gifted at creating cosmic-level horrors through MS Paint, but Kozminski is also capable of constructing an adventure that’s already etched itself into the minds of many who have played the demo (available over at the World of Horror website).

We sincerely are looking forward to the final release coming up this February 20, 2020 for Steam. It’s been a long road since the initial announcement back in 2018, but seeing as we’ve completed the demo five times already–and the overwhelmingly positive reaction its received online– it’s safe to say the wait has been worth it. Nightmares made fantasy, courtesy of World of Horror.

World of Horror Release Date Announcement Trailer

Posted on January 19, 2020 by deusversus.

News, Video

Panstasz, the developer of upcoming text-based, point-and-click RPG title WORLD OF HORROR has announced an official release date, which is set for February 20, 2020. The title is... well.. it's best described by Panstasz himself: WORLD OF HORROR is a love letter to the cosmic horror work of Junji Ito [...]

World of Horror Release Date Announcement Trailer

Posted on January 19, 2020 by deusversus.

News, Video

Panstasz, the developer of upcoming text-based, point-and-click RPG title WORLD OF HORROR has announced an official release date, which is set for February 20, 2020. The title is... well.. it's best described by Panstasz himself: WORLD OF HORROR is a love letter to the cosmic horror work of Junji Ito [...]

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