Chesire based publisher and developer Curioso have announced that their next mobile game will be arriving on the 5th December. It's called Rituals: The Book of SKOG and will bring a little horror the early knockings of the festive season for both iOS and Android.

Rituals is set in a secluded forest area where players will have to perform rituals to protect themselves from the evil forces that lurk in the darkness. The developers say that the game will deploy a number of scare tactics to ensure that even the simplest of puzzles become more difficult to complete.

It promises to keep players on edge with an array of unsettling effects, moody effects and music that amps up the tension. The head of the company, Johanna Vuorela talked about the idea behind the game. He said: “We wondered if casual puzzle games were about taking a few minutes to reset your brain, could a few minutes of ‘fright’ do the same?”.

They've tried to make the game as accessible as possible, so we can expect the puzzles to be fairly straightforward so that it can be easily understood even by those who aren't avid mobile gamers. I love the concept of making puzzles simple but adding challenge through scares, though I'm not sure how easy that will be to achieve.

More content is planned for the game in future but the developers want the game out in the wild as soon as possible to get players thoughts on Rituals. The soundtrack will also be available on Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon Music too if you find yourself enjoying it playing the game.

Rituals: Book of SKOG will be available for free on the App Store and Google Play on 5th December.

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