Horror games are a very difficult type of genre to do. On one hand, visually (especially nowadays) it can be easy to render the horrors that one might have in their mind. But, to express them in a way that’ll get other people scared? That’s a bit tricky, as many past games have found out. But, for an upcoming video game called Inmates, it’s trying to not only rise up to the challenge but excel at it. For in this game, the true horror is not knowing what’s real, and what’s not.
Inmates is a psychological horror game, one that plays on your perceptions and asks you to solve puzzles in order to get to the “real” mystery living underneath it all. You see, you play as a man named Jonathan, and you find yourself waking from a nightmare, but…did you really wake up? Because if you did, you’re now in a prison cell, and you have no idea as to why, or how you got there, or how to get out.
As you can see in the launch trailer above, Inmates has been beautifully rendered in the Unreal Engine 4, and what’s more, the game will use the engine to its fullest to not only render the horrors that this prison has, but also make you truly feel the claustrophobia and grime that prison conveys.
But, you’ll need to keep your wits about you, there are puzzles to solve, a lot of areas to explore and find clues in, and you’ll to unravel the mystery behind this place, behind you, behind the voice on the radio, and more.
Is this really all a bad dream? The answers may not be what you expect.
Inmates is set to release on October 5th for PC, do you think you can handle what the game is going to reveal?