If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to become Edgar Allen Poe for a day, and say, chase Jack the Ripper across an alternate Victorian London, fortune shines on you.

Upcoming indie game, EDGAR, puts you in the shoes of the dark poet as you kill monsters, take their stuff, and chase Jack the Ripper. It has some very cool pixel art and some promising concepts.

EDGAR pulls influence from Gothic literature. According to the developer, “Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and over a dozen other literary classics will have deep-rooted places within the plot of EDGAR, giving players a chance to get a ‘feel’ for the Victorian era, even when the game is presented in a fantastical manner.”

Check out the video above for some early footage that has the pixelated anti-hero weilding a pistol and sword and fighting off bat creatures in a graveyard. There is no release date as of yet, but EDGAR will be released on Windows, Mac, and Linux.

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