Vigil Is A Promising Indie Survival Horror Game From Genre Enthusiasts
Vigil is a promising indie survival horror game inspired by yesteryear, and it’s developed by genre enthusiasts.
Vigil is made possible from the survival horror YouTube channel, Residence of Evil. Who not only cover Resident Evil but also a number of survival horror games past and present. If you’re a fan of the channel, then you’ll know how much this genre means to them. If you’re not familiar with RoE, you can check out its content here.
So, what is Vigil? Well, it’s unashamedly inspired by classic survival horror games such as Resident Evil, perhaps with a hint of Silent Hill. While JJ of RoE is overseeing the project, it’s developed by one developer, MoonGlint using Unreal Engine 4.
Vigil has been a long time in the making, because ultimately, those working on it, want it to be the best game it can be. Which is the best attitude to have in my book.
So far, 2 out of 3 developer diaries have been released for Vigil. The first looks at the game’s visuals, dynamic camera, and photogrammetry. Best of all, it shows the vast improvements that have been made to the game.
RESIDENCE OF EVIL: VIGIL || Development Update | Graphical Upgrades, Dynamic Camera & Photogrammetry
— RESIDENCE of EVIL (@ROEnetwork) August 2, 2021
The second, and most recent developer diary is about gameplay mechanics, weapons, and combinable items. Quite interestingly, JJ from RoE says that every item has a purpose and is not there for the sake of it, even health items.
RESIDENCE of EVIL: VIGIL | Development Update | GAMEPLAY Mechanics, Weapons, Combat, Combinable Items
— RESIDENCE of EVIL (@ROEnetwork) October 20, 2021
The third developer diary will look at gameplay mechanics such as puzzles, which is always an important aspect of a classic survival horror game. I must say that for an indie title Vigil is looking very promising and I’m excited to see the full game one day. As it is in very early development, the game still has a long way to go. Such as character and facial animations looking a bit stiff. But it will get there.
There is no release date for Vigil just yet and it will be released for PC. If all goes well, it will also come to consoles too. Do you like the look of Vigil? Let us know across our social media channels.
If you want a prime example of how classic survival horror games be done in the modern era, look no further than my Tormented Souls review.
Featured Image Credit: Residence of Evil/MoonGlint