Rotten Flesh Embraces Cosmic Terror With Your Microphone

The upcoming indie horror game Rotten Flesh aims to provide a terrifyingly immersive experience by incorporating an innovative microphone input system that allows players’ voices to directly impact gameplay.

Developed by solo developer Steelkrill Studio, Rotten Flesh casts players in a disturbing cosmic horror environment where merely trying to call your lost dog can unleash unspeakable evil.

A Frighteningly Responsive World

In most games, shouting into your microphone accomplishes little more than annoying your housemates. But in Rotten Flesh’s reactive world, raising your voice can save your life…or end it.

Players must call out to their loyal canine companion Roy to guide him back safely amidst the game’s eldritch horrors. Each of Roy’s signature barks in response feels like a small triumph. However, making too much environmental noise by actions like walking on broken glass or knocking things over can give away the player’s position to ghastly enemies.

A video game displaying a group of zombies made up of rotten flesh in a hallway.

A PSX art style + the usage of microphone access reminds me of Lethal Company, one of my favourite mechanics in that game is forcing yourself to stay quiet while an Eyeless Dog ravages your screaming friends.

Surviving the Madness

Rotten Flesh thrusts players into a cruel, unforgiving environment where merely surviving is a struggle. With only a flashlight and small weapon arsenal for self-defense, players must stealthily hide from threats, solve environmental puzzles, and explore the world for supplies.

A video game showcasing a room teeming with zombies feasting on rotten flesh.

Health packs, upgrades, and other essential items are scarce, forcing difficult choices. Inventory management also plays a key role, as carrying capacity is extremely limited in the game’s early stages.

While the core experience is single-player, the developer indicates that additional modes allowing players to team up and explore together cooperatively or competitively may be added later. However, most will initially have to brave the horrors alone.

Embrace Insanity on Steam

Rotten Flesh is due to launch on Steam at somepoint in the near future, where horror fans can enjoy the microphone-enhanced scares.

For more updates on the game’s disturbing universe and skin-crawling enemies, check out the Rotten Flesh website and social pages.

With Rotten Flesh, Steelkrill Studio aims to create a genuinely unnerving gaming experience where players can’t trust their eyes, their ears, or even their own voices. Will you have the courage to call out into the darkness when this cosmic horror gem drops? Or will you end up silenced?

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Zac Kaye
I've been playing games for pretty much as long as I can remember. There's about 15 years of gaming experience under my belt at this point. Destiny, Warframe, Halo, CoD and the list goes on. I was a brief world record holder for Destiny 2 speedrunning, as well as a season-long stint as a top 10 ranked PVP player. More recently, I've been shooting for the Celeste speedrun leaderboards. In-between sessions of getting too mad at shooters, I spend a lot of my time playing gacha games like Honkai Star Rail and Limbus Company.

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