The disturbing narrative-driven experience launches on Oculus Quest next month adhered to by Rift S in April.
Drifter Entertainment, the designer behind Robo Recall: Unplugged and also the heavily-slept on Gunheart, today revealed their latest job, Lies Below, a VR survival scary game that takes motivation from a combination of macabre video games as well as television
, such as Silent Hill and The Walking Dead, along with traditional Japanese horror comics. Set in the remote hill town of Slumber, Alaska, this troubling narrative-driven VR game will certainly have you defending your life as you face-off against hordes of unsettling animals drew right out of a Silent Hill game. Incorporeal succubi, zombie-like stalkers, scary spider heads, knife-throwing psychotics; you understand, simply your normal nightmare-inducing enemies. You’ll have your pick of tools to pick from throughout your terrible journey, including axes, blades, and also various guns.
“Two things that we knew were actually crucial early in development were an one-of-a-kind setup and also a fascinating narrative,”said Executive Producer Hunter Hudspeth during a meeting with Oculus. “Narrative isn’t something Drifter has focused a lot on in earlier games, and also we wanted to truly concentrate on telling a deeper tale with this one. The thriller/horror style has its own set of policies for informing an interesting story, so we’re careful regarding what we claim clearly vs. what we desire gamers to deduce by themselves. It’s been a really enjoyable process.”
“With the setup, we intended to take gamers somewhere they weren’t knowledgeable about, not just in reality yet likewise someplace they have not seen in lots of various other games. After playing with a couple of various concepts, we realized extremely beforehand that mid-20th century Alaska had a lot possibility.”
Based on the trailer it looks as though we can anticipate a healthy and balanced amount of gunplay and also melee battle. Aesthetically the game appears to be going all-in on the comics look, consisting of cel-shading computer animation and also moving comic panels. As formerly specified, the creators took heavy inspiration from countless imaginary works, consisting of classic American as well as Japanese scary comics.
“Very early on, we adopted scary comics as well as scary manga as our innovative rudder,” specifies Art Director Kenneth Scott. “We looked at Bernie Wrightson’s express, spooky linework, Mike Mignola’s vibrant, graphic black as well as whites, Junji Ito’s stomach-turning body scary, Shintaro Kago’s vicious surrealism, the painterly genius in Warren Publishing’s Eerie and also Creepy anthologies, Sanjulián, Esteban Maroto, Dave McKean, Sandman, Hellblazer, DC’s Vertigo line, and EC Comics– most notably, EC’s stamp on anthology-style narrative.” Lies Below launches March 31st on the Oculus Quest complied with by the Rift S April 14th. A lot more information on rates will be given as we grow closer to the end of March.
“Drifter was established around our cumulative excitement for new frontiers as well as rising modern technologies,” adds Scott. “New toys as well as glossy things are constantly going to turn our heads and hearts, and also Quest offers a lot of fun new obstacles and also discovering as a programmer. That’s our play area, which’s where we radiate.”
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