Marrying the storytelling sensibilities of Gone Home to an intense horror experience, Infliction is one of the latest titles seeking funding via Kickstarter.

The game throws players into what was once an ordinary family home, since warped by supernatural forces. However, rather than focusing on jump scares and gore (though such features seem to be included, judging by the trailer embedded below), developer Caustic Reality is attempting to use “real-life domestic tragedy” such as heartbreak, shattered trust, and grief to evoke the unsettling feelings.

Adhering to the standard tenets of narrative adventures, Infliction will have players reading letters and journals and listening to audio logs to uncover the events that led to the house being transformed into a nightmare realm. Simultaneously, an unknown entity will stalk the user, who must avoid it all costs.

Infliction is seeking AUD$12,000 via Kickstarter and has already raised more than 10% of that at the time of writing. The primary goal of the crowdfunding campaign is to allow the Sydney-based solo developer to hire an animator to improve the overall quality of the project.

Whether the funding goal is achieved or not, Caustic Reality has promised that the game will be available on PC in October 2018, shortly before Halloween, while a free demo is available now.

Speaking on the inspiration behind the project, the developer, Clinton McCleary said, “I was originally inspired by the amazing environmental storytelling in Gone Home. […] Considering how that kind of narrative design would work in a horror game became the initial idea that grew into Infliction.”

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