Playable tech demo released for Unreal Engine 4-powered horror game, Dario Argento’s Dreadful Bond

In order to further spark interest for its Kickstarter campaign, Clod Studio released a playable tech demo for its first-person psychological horror adventure game, Dario Argento’s Dreadful Bond.

According to the developers, this playable tech demo – that you can download from here – showcases the game’s stunning black-and-white visuals, ultra detailed in-game objects, and thick giallo atmosphere.

Dario Argento’s Dreadful Bond is described as a first-person psychological horror adventure game where the first victim is your sanity. It all starts (and ends) at the abandoned Wharton Manor – a place that holds the key to both ancient secrets and the memory of recent horrors.

Clod Studio is seeking $67,817 USD in completion funds on Kickstarter for Dario Argento’s Dreadful Bond. If the crowdfunding campaign is successful, the game is expected to launch in December 2020.

Here are the game’s key features:

  • First game to feature the original Master of Horror, Dario Argento, as Creative Supervisor.
  • Stunning Unreal 4 visuals achieved through advanced photogrammetry techniques.
  • Exploration guided by sound and sight alone, where the player sees only through the eyes of the character – without a user interface or hint system.
  • Key episodes from the past are reenacted by disturbing shadows on the walls – reflecting the very same shadows that were cast when the original events took place.
  • First-person exploration with absolute freedom to investigate every nook and cranny of Wharton Manor.
  • Inspired by classic black-and-white giallo horror movies of the ‘60s and ‘70s.

Have fun!