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Hunger is a sidescrolling 'suspense adventure' about escaping The Maw

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Hunger is a sidescrolling platformer about a young girl escaping a labyrinth full of monsters. On paper it sounds like a whimsical little jaunt, but check out the teaser trailer below and you'll feel differently.

Dubbed 'suspense-adventure', the Tarsier Studios developed title looks terrifying. That's mostly thanks to the sound design, which is closer to Silent Hill than, say, Wonder Boy in Monster Land. Meanwhile, the puzzle-oriented platforming recalls Limbo, which was also pretty bloody terrifying. Tarsier Studios is responsible for a couple of LittleBigPlanet games as well as Tearaway Unfolded, so they've got plenty of experience building beautiful platformers.

Hunger is still early in development – and we don't know anything about which platforms it will appear on – but the trailer below is well worth a look.

Shaun Prescott is the Australian editor of PC Gamer. With over ten years experience covering the games industry, his work has appeared on GamesRadar+, TechRadar, The Guardian, PLAY Magazine, the Sydney Morning Herald, and more. Specific interests include indie games, obscure Metroidvanias, speedrunning, experimental games and FPSs. He thinks Lulu by Metallica and Lou Reed is an all-time classic that will receive its due critical reappraisal one day.