Hello everybody! On this week’s Indie Shelf, we have a independent horror game called Stairs.
|Status: In Development
In Stairs, you play Peter Johnson, a journalist investigating the paranormal activity taking place in an abandoned factory. Equipped with a torch, you must wander the factory and try to unravel the mystery it contains. With its tense atmosphere, a soundtrack designed to make you jump and its dark and gloomy atmosphere, Stairs just might give you a scare!
The gameplay is straightforward too. There are no outside gimmicks detracting the player from the demo’s primary intention, which is to uncover the mystery behind the “ghost sightings”. The storyline runs smoothly and the puzzles are weighted enough to tickle the mind to think, but not too much where it sidetracks the player and becomes a nuisance.
“The idea was to create a “flashback” to old-school horror games, as we believe that most horror games of today have become a hybrid of action and shooters. So we wanted to ‘go back’, so to speak, and what we created was Stairs.”
With a team of only 8 people, the game has been in development for a couple of months now, and what started out as a university project has blossomed into a ready-to-play demo—I’m hoping these guys follow through with Stairs despite the fact that they have accomplished their academic requirements with this project.
- Tense atmosphere.
- The soundtrack and the voices.
- Very basic.
- Game ends after 15-20 minutes.
SCORE: 4.0 / 10
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