About This Game
This game will crush you.
Face merciless gameplay to explore a cursed castle, discover the dark tales of its inhabitants, and kill the gods and horrors of a decaying world. Eternal Return combines retro graphics and old-school mechanics with modern nonlinear level design and storytelling.
Survive to Explore:
Intentional slow pacing combined with tight controls like NES masterworks builds tension and horror during gameplay, rather than taking a cheap hack & slash approach. Players build their health, stamina, and arsenal up from nothing - and earn points by killing enemies to use special weapons to fight their way to the next shortcut - up and up to the tallest towers and observatories where cosmic nightmares watch the cowering world below - down and down to the buried deeps of the earth, where age-sequestered monstrosities brood - farther and farther in the labyrinth of Zerfall Schloss.
Discover a Story:
Speak to NPCs, find written messages, muse over paintings, and explore meaningful architecture to learn or infer the forgotten tales of the crumbling castle and its fading inhabitants - including yourself.
Whether one wishes to preserve or destroy, we shall eternally return.