Posts Tagged ‘Screwfly’

Impressions: Fear Equation

Fear Equation [official site] is a game set aboard a train and that train is one of the last safe havens in a world consumed by a terrifying mist. You play as the engineer and as you ride the rails, you’ll attempt to pick up survivors, scavenge supplies and survive the dark. The mist manifests the fears of your passengers, so you’ll have to monitor their nightmares in order to figure out what each night may bring. Oh, and those survivors will form factions based around their beliefs about the mist’s origins and purpose. Sounds great, right? There’s a catch.

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Wot I Think: Deadnaut

There was one very good Alien game this year and in Deadnaut, we almost had another. While Isolation acts as a straight sequel, pitting a Ripley against a familiar creature in a familiar place, Deadnaut is about the horror of the unknown. With no license and no restraints, it is free to populate its derelict vessels with randomised beasties, ranging from the possessed corpses of former crew members (themselves alien) to skittering tentacled terrors. And ghosts. Alien ghosts on dead spaceships.

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Necro-Nauty But Nice: Deadnaut

Whenever I’ve been away from my computer for a couple of days, I browse through new releases on Steam and elsewhere, hoping that something interesting will have slithered outta nowhere like an RKO. Usually I’m at least vaguely aware of a games existence long before it’s actually available to buy, which means I rarely enjoy an experience like the one that went along with my discovery of Deadnaut this morning. It’s from the creators of the personality-packed and almost-great Zafehouse: Diaries, has a demo, and it sounds like Dungeon of the Endless meets Space Hulk by way of Betrayal at House on the Hill. It shall be mine.

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