Pathologic teaser demo released for free

Ahead of launch of full-blown re-imagining later this year.

By Wesley Yin-Poole. Published 14 March 2017

The people behind cult horror game Pathologic have released a free teaser demo for the full-blown re-imagining.

Pathologic: The Marble Nest was originally created as an internal prototype before developer Ice-Pick Lodge gave it to Kickstarter backers in 2016. Now it's been released to the public for free.

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It's worth going over the Pathologic chronology, for the uninitiated. The original game came out in Russia only in 2005, before launching on these shores in 2006. It went down as a fascinating horror game that suffered from terrible translation issues, but there was enough about it to spark a cult following. Our Pathologic review returned a 6/10. Reviews scores, eh? What a nonsense.

Anyway, Ice-Pick Lodge remastered the original, but there was little to the port than improved translation and bug fixing. Now, they've created a re-imagining, billed as a complete, from-the-ground-up redesign. This new and improved Pathologic is due out later in 2017 on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Back to The Marble Nest - it's a separate game set parallel to the main story designed to give players an introduction to a strange town destroyed by an ungodly plague. It should last you a couple of hours. Grab it from the Ice Pick website.

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