Yet another game has been announced by some of the former developers from Irrational Games today, and this time it’s a horror game.
The Deep End Games have just announced their first title as Perception, an Unreal Engine 4 powered “first person narrative horror adventure” title coming to PC, and potentially consoles, in 2016.
Here’s the official description of the game from the Kickstarter page:
Perception is a first-person narrative horror adventure that tells the story of Cassie, a blind heroine who uses her extraordinary hearing and razor-sharp wits to unravel the mysteries of an abandoned estate that haunts her dreams. After months of research, she discovers an abandoned mansion in Gloucester MA. Once there, Cassie finds that Echo Bluff is worse than her nightmares. A ghastly Presence has tormented its inhabitants over generations, and it now hunts Cassie. She must solve the estate’s mysteries or become one of its victims.
The game sounds really interesting, however, when it comes to the gameplay. Since Cassie is blind, you will be relying on sound to survive. The game will be using echolocation according to the Kickstarter page, so every sound will create a visual on the screen. The kicker, however, is that “you must carefully weigh the risk of making too much noise against the possibility of being discovered by the terrifying Presence.”
Once the Presence is on your tail, “your only hope is to run, hide, and pray that it doesn’t find you. She uses ambient sounds of the house as well, such as taking advantage of when the grandfather clock rings, or when a loud pipe whistles. She can throw objects and use items like alarms to create “sound bombs” to distract her enemies,” according to the Kickstarter details.
You’ll be using Cassie’s smartphones to unravel the history of the home, and whilst doing so you’ll be seeing the different eras of the house, even going as far back as its origins. During each era you’ll need to discover, “the source of evil in each generation, [and then] it’s your job to right the wrong.”
There’s plenty more to be seen on the game’s Kickstarter page, and you can bet we’ll be getting in contact with the developers to learn more about Perception. Stay tuned to OnlySP on Facebook and Twitter for further details regarding the game, and hopefully a feature interview in the not too distant future.