Games can be magnificent storytelling devices. There's no doubt there's huge potential in using the interaction and immersion inherent in games to create more engaging and intense story experiences. Whilst many such games have been written off with the moniker 'walking simulator' to do so is to miss the point of the broad canon we enjoy today. There's room for AAA Blockbusters, and there's room for two hours lost, alone in a terrifying amusement park. Amusement parks by day are vibrant, bustling places. At night, though, one imagines they are vastly different; silent, abandoned, eerie - just as any usually ... Read More »
Are you willing to walk into horror? Then get ready to enter The Park. The Park, a narrative-focused horror game, sees you play as a mother searching for her lost child in a hauntingly realised amusement park. That’s a great setting; relatable and genuinely terrifying once the carnival lights go out. Developed by Funcom, whose last console game was the decade-old Dreamfall: The Longest Journey, the game was slated for release last week. That was pushed back and the game will now arrive on May 3rd. The Park has received pretty mixed reviews, described as a walking simulator that’s not ... Read More »
Funcom are set to launch their new single-player psychological horror experience 'The Park´ some time in Q1 2016, utilising the ID@Xbox self-publishing program. "Encouraged by the positive reactions we have received on the Windows PC version, we are very excited about bringing it to consoles," says Funcom CEO Rui Casais. "Exploring a dark, sinister and frankly terrifying location from the comfort of your sofa, with the lights turned off and controller in hand, is sure to be a very rewarding experience." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bN3ePylpKjk Advertised as a 'psychological horror experience' The Park is set in a unique and unusual setting, step into the shoes ... Read More »
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