Game News The Chant: Survival Horror and spiritual retreat… The developers tell us all about the future title!
If games with a horror atmosphere (Survival Horror) appeal to you, then The Chant could seduce you. We were able to discuss with the developers, here is what we were able to learn about the future of the game.
- What sets The Chant apart from classic survival horror?
- Is The Chant an open or linear game?
- On what platforms will we be able to play The Chant?
The Song is a third-person psychedelic action-adventure horror game and a gripping trailer was recently unveiled. We had the opportunity to talk to us
Brass Tokenthe developers, to learn more about this horror game like no other.
What sets The Chant apart from classic survival horror?
JV : We were able to discover the first trailer for the game. Could you explain, in a few words, what motivated the creation of the new horror adventure of The Chant, and how it will be different from the classic survival horror including she seems to be inspired, especially in terms of gameplay and storytelling?
Although we are heavily influenced by survival horror classicswe really wanted to tell an original story and thus create an atmosphere that is unique to us.
The setting of the game that takes place during a spiritual retreat and the concept of prismatic energy are probably the elements that differentiate us the most from other games. This, along with our fascination with the Giallo, Italian horror films of the 1970s, led us to really devote ourselves to a more psychedelic and brighter soundtrack and color palette than what you can usually find in a survival horror. When it comes to gameplay, the “Mind, Health, and Spirit” system creates something holistic. When it comes to defending oneself, the use of spirit weaponry and traps makes our main character different from classic horror game protagonists.
– Mike Skupa (Brass Token)
Is The Chant an open or linear game?
JV : The game takes place on an isolated island, full of mysteries. Should we expect a semi-open adventure with puzzles, exploration and backtracking (like in the last episodes of Resident Evil for example), or will it be more of a linear shooter, where you mostly have to run away and escape from danger, which would put more pressure on the player?
The structure of the game is a mix between a story-driven adventure and interconnected areas to explore. This is because the majority of the island is interconnected, allowing players to explore and backtrack. There are two stories that take place in The Chant. The first, devoted to the journey of Jess and the other members of the spiritual retreat, which is more of a cinematographic narration. The second, which is the story of a New Age cult from the 1970s, who reveals more about the game’s lore while exploring the island. These two stories will gradually intertwine until they collide later in the game.
On what platforms will we be able to play The Chant?
JV : At the end of the trailer, we can see that The Chant will be released on PS5 and Xbox Series, in addition to the PC version. Was the game originally intended to be released on previous-gen systems as well, or did you always want it to be exclusively on next-gen consoles to make development smoother and look to the future?
Initially, we planned to develop the game on the previous generation of consoles. However, we felt it was best to focus our efforts on creating the best possible experience for the time being. We are a team of less than 20 developers, which makes it difficult to optimize and test the game on different platforms.