Eyes in the Dark: Gearbox Publishing Announces Atmospheric Roguelite

Gearbox Publishing has announced Eyes in the Dark: The Curious Case of One Victoria Bloom, an atmospheric roguelite coming to PC on July 14.

Players take on the role of Victoria as she searches for her lost grandfather in the ever-changing Bloom family mansion, fighting all manner of monsters with a flashlight and slingshot in 2D twin-stick shooter style gameplay.

The game is being developed by indie developer Under the Stairs and will be available on both Steam and the Epic Games Store for $14.99.

"Eyes in the Dark creates an atmosphere of loneliness and isolation, all while giving you the tools to ultimately come out of the experience as a stronger person," said game designer Filip Neduk said.

"Victoria's trial – going through the mansion alone and facing her fears – mirrors the player's need to learn and master the mechanics of the game to progress; you both go through this adventure together."

More items and upgrades will become available to Victoria as she makes her way through the mansion including a Shotgun Bulb or matches that set your enemies alight. Each item also has a unique ability that players can mix and match to create new combos.

"One of the beautiful things that the team focused on was making sure that no two playthroughs of the game would be the same, regardless of how you guide Victoria," added Under the Stairs' director Vladimir Bogdanić.

The PC requirements for Eyes in the Dark were also revealed, which can be seen below:


  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: Core 2 Duo
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Integrated graphics card
  • Storage: 800 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Yes


  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: 2.4 GHz Quad Core 2.0 (or higher)
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000 and higher, ATI Radeon HD-Series 4650 and higher, Nvidia GeForce 2xx-Series and up
  • Storage: 800 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Yes

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