A group of horror video game mavens have — unfortunately or fortunately, depending on your opinion on scary things — come together to form The Deep End Games. These devious Deep End developers are Kickstarting Perception, which is purported to be a (wonderfully?) masochistic first-person terrorfest. Currently, over 600 backers have pledged almost $30,000 out of The Deep End Games’ $150,000 goal. I really want this game to happen so I am (probably) giving Perception my money.
I can’t really explain what my attraction to The Forest is. I don’t think I can quite place what attracts me to the genre-mashing indie game. I think the reasons may be manifold. And definitely nebulous. Definitely. I never thought I’d be completely addicted to an open-world survival horror lumberjack simulator (in alpha!). I never thought I’d be so determined to build traps made out of sticks and rocks. I never thought I’d cling to a log cabin pipe dream so dearly.
There’s just something so awesome about marauding mutant creatures who want nothing more than to destroy those who endeavor to create lincoln log masterpieces.
Sir or Madam, please take a moment out of your undoubtedly busy Halloween schedule to try one of the most surprisingly entertaining indie games of the year. While Sir, You Are Being Hunted is not as frightening as video games such as Fatal Frame or Outlast it is certainly worth your valuable (Halloween) time.
The hype is real: Outlast is the most terrifying game of the last ten years. Prepare to experience pure survival horror. And to scream like a child.