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MATRIARCH: A Horror Game where You Investigate Your Family's Bloody Past in a Haunted Mansion

Updated: Apr 25, 2022

Matriarch is an indie first-person puzzle simulation game with horror touches that is being developed by Dagaru and ItcthyYolk and has no set release date, however a finished demo build of the game was published on the platform on April 20th this year. The story of Matriarch takes place in an old mansion located in Wurzburg, Germany, and you control the son of an old family that has owned this mansion since its foundation. Knowing that the mansion had a history of slavery and that the family it was a part of had a history steeped in blood and tragedy, you investigate the place in search of answers, but you also know the rumors that a supernatural being prowls the mansion. and which is normally heard screaming at night. It's up to you to explore the place and uncover the family's secrets.

Matriarch presents a slightly realistic look, well done, with good doses of ambient lighting, generating a sophisticated air for the mansion, but the main point here is on account of the puzzles: It seems the mansion is huge and in it, there are several puzzles that you have to solve to get items to be used in certain areas. Some of these puzzles require answers that can be found all over the place, on pieces of paper. The commands are very simple and don't take a lot of time to actually learn. the horror aspect, according to Build, is up to the entity, which pursues you at various times, and there are even moments when you have to think fast and find a way out, before the entity catches you and the game gives game over.

To date, Matriarch is still in the development stage. It will be another game to keep an eye on until the final full version comes out. In the meantime, check out Matriarch's gameplay and, if you're interested, download the demo, just click on the respective links below.



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