I’ve never really been a fan of the horror genre. Be it films, books or games, I just never really liked being scared by choice. I remember watching my friend play System Shock (so many flashback-induced sweats from that video), spending the whole time thinking ‘NOPE’ (though it was an amazing game). I stopped playing Doom 3 because the stupid flashlight mechanism was such a forced fear-inducer. But I will make exceptions. I played Among the Sleep and really enjoyed it. I even backed it on Kickstarter because I loved the premise (this was before I even had a brave little toddler of my own).
The last horror game I played was Alien: Isolation, and while flawed, it was everything you need from a horror game: mostly being stuck in space where you have nowhere to run. That’s pretty much my worst nightmare, and I consider Gravity a horror movie because of that. Adr1ft, a game published by 505 Games harnesses the raw fundamentals of the movie and sticks you in the astronaut’s suit. The game has already featured on this site with some beautiful space-scape shots for #screenshotsaturday, but it now has more details and a release window: September 2015! Developer Three One Zero is also working on Oculus Rift support for the PC version, which comes out at the same time.
ADR1FT is an immersive First Person Experience (FPX) that tells the story of an astronaut in peril. Floating silently amongst the wreckage of a destroyed space station with no memory and a severely damaged EVA suit slowly leaking oxygen, the only survivor struggles to determine the cause of the catastrophic event that took the lives of everyone on board. The player fights to stay alive by exploring the wreckage for precious resources, and overcomes the challenges of an unforgiving environment to repair the damaged EEV and safely return home.
ADR1FT comes out on Steam, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One September 2015.
What do you think of space horror games? Are you looking forward to this?