Developer Olafs Osh of SEKTAHOUSE today announced that his handcrafted, fully voice-acted adventure game GRUNND is coming to PC via Steam and GOG.com on January 26th. GRUNND is a unique take on the point-and-click genre with platformer-inspired locales, fast travel, and branching multiple-choice events that the player will begin to unfold as they start their journey.
The world of GRUNND is a homage to the works of David Lynch and Franz Kafka, with a setting that sprinkles the game’s style with droplets of Southern Gothic and Black Metal. In this bizarre and captivating adventure, you decide how the dialogue progresses throughout the game to unravel the mystery. As much as GRUNND is about its characters, it’s about the protagonist’s introspective journey.
In GRUNND you find yourself having overslept on the train ride home from work; In a panic, you jump off at the next station and find yourself in Bytown, a seemingly ordinary town just before sundown. As it happens, you soon find out that the last train back to civilization has just left and you have no other choice but to explore the surroundings.
The people you encounter in Bytown are bizarre, and while some may seem helpful at first, it quickly becomes apparent that many have their own agenda. Realizing things aren’t quite as they seem, you come to terms that sleep isn’t in the cards for you this evening.