The creative minds over at Baroque Decay and Another Indie have given a message to players for their upcoming title that release next week. The satirical “job application” describes where and when players can “apply” for the opportunity with Yuppie Psycho if they are burned out with their present day jobs. They list the qualifications for “applying” (playing) as: “We’ve been watching you and we know you’re the perfect snack to feed the Sintracorp Corporation Machine.” While these updates from the developers on Steam seem extremely bizarre, what lies behind them and this horror game gives players a chance to examine corporate greed in a gruesome fashion. The most recent video anticipating launch day next week “welcomes” players to Sintracorp:
Yuppie Psycho is the first game from Baroque Decay since their release of The Count Lucanor back in 2016. Owners of their previous work may have already experienced some of what Yuppie Psycho holds in store since they were provided demos of the game back in February. In this newest indie title, we are introduced to and play as Brian Pasternack. He is a young man with no bright future ahead of him in his 1990s, dystopia surroundings. Players join Brian on his first days at work at one of the most dominant companies in the world, Sintracorp. Brian is unqualified and unprepared for what’s in store for him at this company, as he’ll have to succeed in his first assignment and survive it.
After being oriented, Brian figures out that the true nature of his job requires him to hunt a witch. This witch was actually one of the reasons that Sintracorp has thrived, but for some reason she has now returned to torment the employees. To familiarize himself with the company and what he’ll need to do, Brian will have to discover what strange creatures and settings are on every floor of the building using the elevator. Learning when to investigate, reach out to co-workers to chat and uncover secrets, and hide will be vital to survival. Different “light methods” will need to be utilized in the darkness to reveal safe paths to take. Its description implies that certain decisions and unearthing of clues may lead to different endings: “Only you can choose how this story will end, so make your decisions carefully!”
Baroque Decay warns players and is very open about the fact that the purpose of this game is “to distress, scare, and alarm the player” by using depictions of nightmarish perversions of reality. Yuppie Psycho releases and begins “recruiting” this week on April 25 for PC and Mac on the Steam Store and Utomik.