Tuesday, October 29, 2013

What Nightmares May Come

As promised here is the third and final part of this October's look into horror an video games.  Enjoy these six video teasers, previews and trailers of upcoming titles.  Oh yeah, and a happy Halloween!

Ghostship Aftermath
I wasn't all that interested in this game until the interior helmet view was added in.  Then what was a fairly generic sci-fi FPS suddenly transformed into a much more immersive and claustrophobic experience.  Honestly though, who needs big toothy mouthed monsters to make things scary?  Playing this on the Oculus Rift during a zero-G segment alone will likely make your blood run cold.

Back in the days when PS2 reined king of the video game consoles there was a series of Japanese themed ghost photography horror games know as the Fatal Frame series (Project Zero, if your in Japan).  While the franchise lost it's edge sometime around the third installment, this new take on the concept looks to be trying to swap out the Japanese themes for something Indonesian in flavor.

As it has been said many times before this game looks to be anything but routine.  Using randomization elements found in rogue-like games, the danger players face won't necessarily be the same thus eliminating set piece scares which are the bane of most horror games in terms of replayability. As if that's not bad enough it also has permadeath.

There's not a whole lot of information available for this game yet, but I can tell you it's made by Frictional Games, makers of the Penumbra series and Amnesia: The Dark Decent.  Apparently they didn't actually work on Machine for Pigs, rather that was brought to us by the creators of Dear Ester.  So this is their next big project...sadly, it looks like we'll be waiting awhile since the release date isn't until 2015.

Among the Sleep
As if being unarmed isn't bad enough, here comes a game in which you play a toddler barely able to stand.  Based on the video bellow I think it's safe to say players will be doing a lot of crawling away from boogieman style threats.  On the plus side if your character craps themselves in fear at least their wearing a diaper.

Neverending Nightmares
Successfully Kickstarted and under development by a self confessed mentally ill person, this game promises a wide variety of grotesquely authentic fever dream imagery taken straight from the minds of those who habitually wake up terrified in a cold sweat.  Call me squirmish, but I'm not sure if I really want to play this game in all honesty.  So, consider yourself warned when you click play on the video bellow.

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