A yr later, World of Horror creator guarantees ‘excellent news quickly’



A uncommon replace from the sport’s creator
There’s hope but for World of Horror followers who’ve been craving extra content material — or actually simply any communication in regards to the Early Entry sport in any respect — since its launch on Steam final yr. Arising on the horror journey sport’s second Halloween, the creator, panstasz, has teased “excellent news quickly” after what’s been “a really depressing yr.”
I imply, that’s it — that’s the tweet! — however it’s a really welcome signal.

it has been a really depressing yr(excellent news quickly) pic.twitter.com/BeEzjz9i80
— WORLD OF HORROR (@panstasz) October 14, 2021

On reflection, in the present day’s tweet is the primary from panstasz since December.
At the back of my head, I knew that issues had been unusually quiet since I reviewed World of Horror, but it by no means absolutely dawned on me simply how up within the air this work-in-progress sport’s continued growth felt to its tapped-in followers. Personally, I had been ready for a 1.0 launch to revisit it, and simply stopped holding tabs; “when it’s finished, it’s finished.”
Whereas there have been a number of post-launch updates — from the Hunter’s Daughter content material final March, to the Occult Capital of Japan in October 2020 — it’s solely been whispers since then, and that void has led followers to take a position about the way forward for the sport in addition to its sole creator. Hopefully, we’ll discover out extra quickly. It’s the season, in any case.
The unique intention for Early Entry was “at the very least six months, with a roadmap to purpose for a full launch within the final quarter of 2020,” albeit with the same old subject-to-change and player-feedback caveats. Clearly, that’s not how issues have panned out for World of Horror. On the similar time, even in an unfinished state, it’s an incredible sport for people who line their cabinets with Junji Ito tales. (I used to be longingly looking at my hardcovers final evening.)
Regardless of grievances over the dearth of communication, World of Horror continues to be sitting at over 4,000 Very Optimistic person critiques on Steam, and the vast majority of house owners are — or at the very least have been — very proud of it. This looks as if a kind of circumstances the place the viewers is passionate in regards to the sport and its creator, and genuinely desires one of the best for each.
“I care in regards to the sport, however I’m simply so, so, so glad to listen to that you simply’re alive, actually,” one fan stated in response to in the present day’s tweet. “Enjoying the sport proper now all the time felt unhappy as a result of I used to be so nervous about for those who have been alright. Hope issues get higher quickly.”

Jordan Devore

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