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Indie Horror Coming to the Playstation 4

Jason McDonald 1 Comment

E3 is done folks! The reporters are packing up their notepads, the developers are unplugging their games, and everyone is looking for a quick-fix for a hangover.  The Entertainment Electronic Expo hosted here in Los Angeles, California proved to be an exciting year with all the drama surrounding the new console announcements.

However, that’s too much to get into in one singular post.  And…you know…this is a horror site, not a tech blog. That said, there were quite a few announcements that caught our attention at this years show.

The two big console makers, Sony and Microsoft, seem to be in a battle to win the hearts and minds of indie game developers and fans.  I don’t have a fanboy bias, I just love games in general, but I have to say that Sony won me over with it’s push for indie-developed horror-themed console exclusives.  Check out the three horror titles making their console debut exclusively on the Playstation 4.  However, if you’re not a console fan, don’t worry.  These games are also coming to the PC.

Outlast

Synopsis: In the remote mountains of Colorado, horrors wait inside Mount Massive Asylum. A long-abandoned home for the mentally ill, recently re-opened by the “research and charity” branch of the transnational Murkoff Corporation, has been operating in strict secrecy… until now.

Acting on a tip from an inside source, independent journalist Miles Upshur breaks into the facility, and what he discovers walks a terrifying line being science and religion, nature and something else entirely. Once inside, his only hope of escape lies with the terrible truth at the heart of Mount Massive.

Developer: Red Barrels

 

Rays the Dead

Synopsis: In Ray’s The Dead, you take on the role of Ray, the newly arisen zombie! In this single player story driven Action-Stealth-Puzzler, join Ray as he makes the most unlikely friendships and builds a diverse zombie army on his quest to find out how he was killed, why he was resurrected, and most curiously, why this giant bulb is sticking out of his head! Its 80’s setting is evident in every last detail, Rays the Dead will take you on a quest unlike any you’ve seen before.

Developer: Rag Tag Studio

 

Don’t Starve

Synopsis: Play as Wilson, an intrepid Gentleman Scientist who has been trapped by a demon and transported to a mysterious wilderness world. Wilson must learn to exploit his environment and its inhabitants if he ever hopes to escape and find his way back home. Enter a strange and unexplored world full of strange creatures, dangers, and surprises. Gather resources to craft items and structures that match your survival style. Play your way as you unravel the mysteries of this strange land.

Developer: Klei Entertainment 

 

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      1. bob101910 June 17, 2013 at 2:31 am

        Outast looks really good. I don’t have a PS3 anymore, but the 360 has a lot of indie horror games on it now. Unfortunately they are really indie (made by people in their spare time) and terrible. There are a few good ones, but I haven’t played any good horror ones yet. There seems to be a category that newer indie devs are fitting into somewhere between indie and not. They are indie, but make games that don’t look indie, so they do not want to be treated as indie. It’s a weird mess