Silt, a monochromatic and rather surreal underwater puzzler from developer Spiral Circus, received a rather stylish and nerve-wracking new trailer as part of today’s Future Games Show.
You play as a diver, exploring alone to discover what long-buried mysteries, ruins, and other surprises can be found in the depths. But, there is a twist. You can own the sea creatures you find there, using their abilities to solve puzzles and progress through the grayscale waterscapes.
They are no ordinary sea creatures either, as the depths have warped and changed these beings, who lurk among unexplored ruins and seemingly ancient machinery.
And the same goes for those who protect it. Because Silt isn’t just about exploration, you’ll also have to work to survive. The gigantic sea creatures resent your presence and will let it be known with a flash of their toothy jaws.
Silt’s monochromatic aesthetic will certainly draw comparisons to Limbo and there’s just a hint of Machinarium in there too. But there’s also a thinness to Silt’s environment that makes it even scarier.
Of course, there’s also the fact that in the depths, what little light there is mainly from the beam of your diving helmet, supplemented by the glow of aquatic bioluminescence. Well, or the warning light of something awful.
This one is going to be seriously atmospheric!
Dropping on an undisclosed date in Spring 2022, Silt will be available on PC via Steam and you can list it now.