I’m not really sure what all is going on with rComplex beyond the fact that I’m certain a giant squid-thing chasing you is bad (very, very bad), but the stark, simple visuals made me stop in my tracks. When a giant squid-thing is chasing you, that’s probably also bad.
For something so simple, rComplex is absolutely stunning, from the shine of the backgrounds to the hard lines of the endless stairs. The simplicity, too, adds to the horror; I’m not really sure what that thing is, but that is one scary silhouette.
rComplex is, alas, only a demo for now–and a demo in need of a little polish at that–but this is a game worth watching out for. The concept is as simple as the look: run down the stairs and don’t get caught. There are a lot of stairs. There are obstacles. There’s music, and a voiceover, and enough challenge to make downloading the demo worth it. But do you really need to be convinced after seeing that screenshot? They had me at shiny.