Aliens Come A-Spooking In The Hum: Abductions

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SpoOoOoOky aliens gave Nathan a bit of a fright with The Hum last year, but while we’re still waiting on that abduct-o-rama, developers Thotwise Games have only gone and announced a prequel. The Hum: Abductions [official site] looks to be a spook ’em up that’s smaller, more intimate, and – perhaps importantly for a small studio – a lot less ambitious. It’s still going for xenoscares aplenty, telling the story of a mother whose husband mysteriously vanished and who now seems to be losing her son to glowing lights. Come see in the announcement trailer.

It’s hard to get a sense of quite what it’ll be like, as whoever was in control was clearly hamming it up for the camera a bit. But even if we view it more as a cinematic, we can see the tone Thotwise hope to strike. Pow! right in the brooding gland. Take that, parents! Thotwise call it a “first-person explorative horror game”, and say it’ll also have bits set “inside your mind being experimented” on.

Thotwise plan to release The Hum: Abductions around the middle of 2015 on Windows and Mac. I presume the fate of potential future Hum games will depend on how it does.

Did you see Under the Skin, by the way? Wonderful, horrible, bleak film, that. It had the most awful alien abduct-o-experiment-a-reprocess scenes I’ve seen. And the rest! Harrowing. I left the cinema feeling like someone had scooped out my insides. Dreadful. Great stuff.

5 Comments

  1. Gap Gen says:

    It’s remotely possible you just said something about link to youtube.com

  2. Ross Angus says:

    Oh! Oh! I’ve got one! E.T.: Gone Home. And while I’m here, hows about an a-a-a-alien! tag? (How does this not exist already?)

    Rubbish jokes aside, this looks lovely / horrible. I love asking people what they think of Under the Skin. Everyone has a different take on it. I thought it was about how men project sexuality onto women (without taking into account any pre-existing sexuality).

  3. Shadowcat says:

    Avon calling!

    When your first thought is “Blake’s 7”, that was momentarily disconcerting.

  4. Hex says:

    Is a prequel still a prequel when the original game has been abandoned?

  5. Bassen_Hjertelos says:

    Why does it always have to be single moms when there’s an abduction. As a dad, I’m offended by this silly trope.