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  Horror survival-adventure The Land of Pain out now
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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

13 SEPTEMBER 2017 --  The Land of Pain - a new horror title that fuses intricate storytelling, survival mechanics and adventure-style puzzle-solving - has released via Steam and Humble today.

The game's  launch trailer showcases the game's chilling atmosphere and gorgeous, CryEngine-powered visuals.

The Land of Pain is a Lovecraftian horror adventure. After something strange appears in the woods, players will need to learn how to survive as they fend off a dark and disturbing evil. Flee from an unrelenting enemy, solve puzzles, and unravel the ancient mystery that's befallen this land.

Principally the work of one developer, Alessandro Guzzo,  The Land of Pain has already enjoyed plaudits following the release of a demo at the end of May, garnering significant attention on YouTube. Since then, Guzzo and his collaborators have been working to address feedback and improve the experience, as well as completing production of the full, several-hour-long singleplayer game.

The trailer sets the tone of the game, as what was intended as a quiet woodland getaway for the protagonist turns into something rather more disturbing.

The Land of Pain features a huge world to explore, an array of head-scratching puzzles, and an ever-present enemy from whom you can only flee, rather than fight.

Speaking of today's release, Alessandro Guzzo said: "I can't wait for everyone to explore the dark world I've been working on for the past few years."

He added: "It's been a huge undertaking, but now everything is completed. I couldn’t have made it without everyone's constant support, and I'm really proud of the final result."

About  The Land of Pain

Something strange appears in the woods. Rain pours, and darkness hangs in the air. Life as you know it is about to change forever.

In this Lovecraftian horror adventure, you'll have to learn how to survive as you fend off a dark and disturbing evil. Explore a huge and terrifying world, flee from a unrelenting enemy, solve puzzles, and unravel the ancient mystery that's befallen this land.

You are unarmed  -- Your only chance of survival is to run as fast as you can, and exploit the environment to hide yourself.

Huge map  -- Explore buildings, caves, swamps, graveyards and more.

Beautiful visuals  -- CryEngine-powered graphics with photogrammetric technology and ambient sound creating a fully immersive game world.

Solve and interact  -- Use objects to solve puzzles, and seek out clues to help unravel the mystery.

Shrouded in darkness  -- Use a lantern to light the way, but be careful: you'll be more vulnerable when away from the darkness...