Recursive Ruin Brings Surreal Adventure To PC Next Year

Recursive Ruin revealed during The Escapist Indie Showcase with a trippy announcement trailer

Indie studio Bit Rot and publisher Iceberg Interactive will release Recursive Ruin on PC next year.

Revealed during The Escapist Indie Showcase yesterday, the developer describes Recursive Ruin as “a kaleidoscopic narrative-puzzle game” where players inhabit a despondent artist and explore a fractal world of strange beauty and mind-bending physics. The game features seven surreal stages, and you’ll need to use your world-shaping powers to beat back a blight known as Ichor that’s been devouring the fabric of reality. Heady, right?

In the announcement trailer, we get a look at the game’s haunting, dreamlike environments and puzzle-solving gameplay. Want to see what the game’s all about? Check out the trailer below:

Here’s a list of key features courtesy of the developer:


  • Welcome to the Infinite Realms, a dying, fractal world of strange beauty and mind-bending physics that repeats eternally inward and outward.
  • Uncover the secrets of seven unique locations filled with hidden spaces and strange denizens.
  • Overcome the impossible and use circular logic to manipulate recursive physics and solve challenging, self-referential puzzles.
  • Begin an introspective search for meaning and experience a bittersweet story that cascades into the surreal.
  • Use your unique abilities and shape the world to beat back the scourge known as Ichor, a malevolent substance eating away at the fabric of reality.


BIT ROT is a small studio founded by twin brothers Curtis McKinney and Chad McKinney. Before starting BIT ROT, the duo worked on such titles as Elder Scrolls: Online and Star Citizen.

So, what do you think of the look of the game so far? Are you ready for things to get weird when Recursive Ruin brings its blend of psychedelic storytelling and physics-based gameplay to PC in 2022? We love to hear what you think. Sound off in the comments and let us know.

Frank has been the caffeine-fueled evil overlord of HeyPoorPlayer since 2008. He speaks loudly and carries a big stick to keep the staff of the HPP madhouse in check. A collector of all things that blip and beep, he has an extensive collection of retro consoles and arcade machines crammed into his house. Currently playing: Chorus (XSX), Battlefield 2042 (XSX), Xeno Crisis (Neo Geo)

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