Skaramazuzu, Hand-Drawn Adventure Game, Now on Steam

Skaramazuzu is the new project from Greek developers Bleeding Moon Studio and Iphigames. The game takes place in a surreal world, in which our amnesiac protagonist will meet all kinds of bizarre characters and solve puzzles, packaged in a beautiful, hand-drawn black-and-white art style. I am a complete sucker for story-rich games that have a distinct, slightly unnerving presentation. You don’t even need to add puzzles for me to solve, but I certainly greatly appreciate them. If you’re anything like me, I think Skaramazuzu might be right up our alley.

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skaramazuzu hand drawn adventure game now on steam
Skaramazuzu, Hand-Drawn Adventure Game, Now on Steam

At first glance, Skaramazuzu immediately reminds me of some of my favorite indie horror experiences of yore, specifically Neverending Nightmares, Knock-Knock and the immaculate Year Walk. You play as the titular Zuzu who, under the guidance of an entity called The Master, has to find their way through twenty hand-drawn locations. I don’t know what the story is all about, but I assume it has something to do with Zuzu recovering their lost memories. The game describes itself as story-heavy, so I assume there’s even more to it.

Apparently, there are also a ton of NPC to meet. They will be willing to help Zuzu, but they will also ask for something in return. I assume that’s where those puzzles come in – finding things to give the weird creatures you meet along the way.

Skaramazuzu is currently out on Steam. Normally is costs just south of ten dollars, but it’s currently on sale. You know, to celebrate its launch. You have until April 15th to get it for 15% off (just over eight bucks). If you want to see the game do its thing before you purchase, check out the trailer below. Yes, it does mention an and Epic Games version, but those don’t seem to have launched just yet.

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