Posts Tagged ‘Ondřej Švadlena’

Video: Beware is Silent Hill meets Mad Max

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Driving is not relaxing for me. I failed my driving test nine times before passing, so statistically-speaking, only one in ten driving instructors think I should be out on the roads. I don’t like those odds, and I imagine pedestrians don’t either. When you’ve failed your driving test so prolifically the basic idea of sitting behind the wheel is scary enough without a car of ambiguous meat monsters trying to ram you off the road. But here I am, playing Beware, a survival horror game set inside a single vehicle.

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Horror survival driving game Beware drifts into a demo

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You know that feeling of being really excited that a survival game coming out but that also means that you have to play that survival game and now you can taste acid in the back of your throat along with a little bit of the Caesar salad you had for lunch? Well. That’s where we are. And I’m certainly thrilled about the whole ordeal, because Beware — the indie survival horror driving experience — is something I’ve had my eye on for quite a while. Now, with our small glimpses of development in the rear-view, I can finally accelerate(? eh.) into a full demo. So park yourself– you know what, I’m not going to do this. You don’t want it, I don’t want it. Let’s reverse.

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This driving horror game still looks wonderfully awful

I was reminded this morning of Driving Survival, the upcoming driving horror game where our car careens through sodium-orange murk pursued by murderous drivers. The bits we’ve seen before made me so uneasy that, naturally, I went looking for more. Turns out creator Ondřej Švadlena has shared a few more video clips since we last looked and yep, it still seems wonderfully malevolent. Everyday things–a supermarket car park, a small town, light pollution–seem terrible when you’re watching the headlights of a clapped-out murdercar draw nearer in your rear-view mirror. Read the rest of this entry »

Driving Survival is a horror game about car chases

A few months ago, I wrote about a game that I thought might be the first horror and driving mash-up. Driving Survival [dev blog] (it’s a working title) takes that collision of genres to another level entirely though. The development blog is host to videos and gifs that suggest a game of vehicular pursuit that takes as many cues from S.T.A.L.K.E.R. as from Interstate ’76 and FlatOut. You’re trying to make your way across a ruined landscape, chased by almost-humans who try to run your car off the road, and then pour out of their own vehicles to surround and slaughter. Read the rest of this entry »