Posts Tagged ‘DreadOut’

Boo! Boo? DreadOut: Keepers Of The Dark Came Out

I’m a big ole babby when it comes to horror games, but I still try to keep my ear to the blood-soaked ground. I heard encouraging things about DreadOut, a Fatal Frame-ish spook ’em up with a schoolgirl fighting ghosts and ghoulies by taking their photo, but between jetlag and flu I missed its latest. So! DreadOut: Keepers of the Dark [official site] came out out the end of March, bringing more spookings in a standalone chapter.

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GhostBustr: Survival Horror DreadOut Haunting Next Week

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I’m bored with our Anglo-American ghosts and monsters–headless nobles, goblins, orcs, Slendermen, Frankensteins, and people in bedsheets–and want to see more of other cultures’ ghoulies. Part of why The Witcher was so refreshing is that it introduced us to Slavic spooks from noonwraiths to drowners, unpleasant things which felt grounded in a place and culture. Knowing nothing about Southeast Asian folklore, I’m quite keen to meet its terrors in DreadOut, a survival horror inspired by the Fatal Frame/Project Zero series and made by an Indonesian team.

It’ll arrive on Steam on May 15, developers Digital Happiness have announced. (That’s my greatest fear: happiness.) Come have a gander at some of the ghosties in a new trailer.

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Instadamn: DreadOut Demo

The Fatal Frame/Project Zero series should certainly be on PC because, ideally, everything that I enjoy would be available as a digital download right here at my desk, including Little Creatures pale ale and a really good bowl of Tom Kha Kai. Taking photographs of terrifying ghosts is a petrifying pastime and the third game, The Tormented, performs some brilliant and noteworthy tricks in psychological and narrative level design that have been sadly overlooked. DreadOut is an Indonesian horror game that closely resembles Fatal Frame, with third person wandering, first person photography and ghosts drawn from local folklore. I spent an hour with the demo this afternoon and found it unpleasant enough to warrant a mention.

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