Medusa’s Labyrinth is a short first person horror experience that promises to make gamers jump in their seat. The title is a mythological first person horror game set in ancient Greece that takes tall tales and legends from over 2000 years and mix them together in a game that blends horror with stealth into a unique experience.
The player will have to carefully pick their path through the abandoned hallways on Temple Island, through winding catacombs and massive amphitheaters to solve the mysteries that lurk within the labyrinth. Using precious few resources to survive in a place even the gods have forsaken, Medusa’s Labyrinth challenges the gamer, ‘Can you uncover the secrets of the catacombs?’
Guru Games, the title’s developers are quick to point out, Ancient Greece is not just a unique backdrop for Medusa, it’s a core part of the experience. The idea of breathing life into myths and legends that are almost two thousand years old adds a richness and depth to the game.
One of the goals of the game was its immersion with Guru Games noting, ‘Horror is all about being a part of the experience and forget that you are playing a game’.
To enhance this there is no HUD, health bars or inventory screen to distract PC gamers from the experience. If a player wants to know how many arrows they have left, they will need to look at their quiver, and count them just like a person would do if they were there for real.
While this title is indeed free, it has been created and released as a brief glimpse of a much larger game, Medusa. Although Medusa’s Labyrinth is free for anyone with a Steam account, the option of donating a small sum of money in exchange of the artbook DLC is available.