Jed Shepherd, who co-wrote the Zoom-themed horror film Host for Shudder final yr, is now branching out into video games, with the announcement of the FMV-style sport Ghosts. The sport will reunite a lot of the solid of Host, with a magical antagonist known as The Lengthy Girl designed by Sirenhead creator Trevor Henderson and delivered to life by Jim Henson’s Creature Store.
The sport follows a crew of ghost hunters (that includes Host stars Emma Louise Webb, Haley Bishop, Jemma Moore, Radina Drandova, and Caroline Ward) exploring “the most haunted location in London,” with the participant taking the position of the printed producer. With various completely different stay feeds coming in, the participant should determine what goes to air, making choices that may damage or assist the show–and probably the solid itself. The sport will contain taking care of the security of the solid, whereas additionally ensuring the present is entertaining.
Shepherd has cited FMV video games like Night time Lure, Phantasmagoria, and Double Change as inspiration, however is seeking to set Ghosts aside via the implementation of “real time” performance. Below this technique, gamers should go online to play the sport at 10pm, and leaving the pc for a break of any kind will outcome within the solid assembly fairly ugly ends.
Whereas the idea is fascinating, it is but to be seen the way it will play out in observe. It seems like there might be a option to work across the restrictive timing nonetheless, with the sport’s Kickstarter mentioning an “unlockable pre-watershed version where you can breathe and save your progress,” obtainable earlier than 10pm.
The creators want to increase about $227,000 for the sport on Kickstarter, after partnering with indie studio Seen Video games and writer Restricted Run Video games to carry Ghosts to life. On the time of writing round $46,000 has been pledged, with 29 days to go.
Ghosts is concentrating on a launch date of February 22 in 2022 on PlayStation consoles, Nintendo Change, and PC, however the marketing campaign says the discharge date may change relying on how the fundraising goes.
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