The game is completely based on light, in a 2D underwater world in greyscale. It is the torch that allows your diver to unveil hidden dangers. Thanks to its light you can search for, discover and be amazed by sharks, piranha fish, electric and moray eels, and a range of sea monsters.
There is something eerie, supernatural and foreboding about this world, which ranks Silt
as a horror video game, but the fear is balanced by incessant curiosity and the poetic and elegant graphics inspired by the watercolours of Tom Mead, one of the game’s creators. The minimalist style is reminiscent of Limbo
, the Danish puzzle-platform game, that is also in 2D and was extremely successful ten years ago and has now become a classic. Nick Dymond’s soundtrack and atmospheres that evoke the angst of David Lynch movies, wrote «The Guardian»
, help to make Silt
one of the most memorable releases of the year. As torchlight is enough to discover the many real or invented wonders and dangers that hide in the shadows at the bottom of the sea.