Roughly 2 years ago (though it feels much longer) a trailer was released from YouTube channel Agony Game. More than 547k viewers espied a first person experience of what seemed to be Milton’s scene of the Fall depicted in Paradise Lost.
Plummeting to Hell, a man narrates how he has no memories of what came before, and the torment he bares while existing in the inferno. We’re told there is a way to escape, but it requires a meeting with the Red Queen. This is the first the public commercially hears of Agony.
In time, everyone learns the official game description of Agony:
Agony is a first-person survival horror game currently in development. Players will begin their journey as tormented soul within the depths of hell without any memories about his past. The special ability to control people on their path, and even possess simple minded demons, gives the player the necessary measures to survive in the extreme conditions they are in. By exploring hostile environment and interacting with the other weary souls of the hellscape, the hero will soon understand that there is only one way to escape from Hell, and it will require a meeting of the mystical Red Goddess.
Madmind Studios – a team of compiled developers from different projects (The Division, Witcher 3, Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2) – launched Agony‘s Kickstarter 5 months later. The campaign ended (in December of 2016) with a total $182,642.00 collected ($115,976.00 above their goal of $66,666.00).
Their estimated delivery was initially May of 2017, but of course, nothing’s ever simple when it comes to games with as much entertainment potential as Agony (as many can recall the release issues for Mighty No. 9 and Cuphead).
The game has also – unfortunately – run into issues with the vulgar imagery of gore and nudity, resulting in certain versions of the game being banned.
It was only recently that we heard back from Madmind Studios with an announcement trailer for Agony (shared below).
Previously, the survival-horror game was to be released last month, but as of now it will be released on May 29th of this year.
Thanks to meeting multiple stretch goals, Agony will feature “Agony Mode”, a 3D character model viewer, multiple endings, and the game will receive the VR treatment.
For those excited to try out this innovative, horrifying, and delightfully visually disturbing first-person survival-horror title, you can preorder the game for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
If you’re wanting to scratch that horror game itch until then, check out our article covering Xbox One’s “Halfway to Halloween Sale.”