The lights are on
Indie developer Wales Interactive is releasing Master Reboot
on PS3 next month, and the sci-fi horror game is built on an intriguing premise.
Wales Interactive's managing director David Banner provides
a rundown of Master Reboot on PlayStation.Blog,
along with some screens. The most interesting aspect of the game is its fictional
Soul Cloud, a server that contains the soul and memories of humans who die. The
Soul Cloud generates an island for each person who buys into the service, complete
with a building that houses their memories in different rooms. Something goes
wrong as you're uploaded to the Soul Cloud at the start of the game, requiring you to "explore, solve puzzles, and try to piece together your life and death."
Banner also states that Master Reboot isn't focused violence
and gore like most horror games but instead aims to create a haunting
atmosphere. Players won't have to wait long to see if Wales Interactive
succeeds in its goal; Master Reboot launches on PS3 sometime in February.
I haven't heard about Master Reboot
until today, but the premise has me eager to check it out. Virtually all
sci-fi horror games focus on battling grotesque aliens, and while I enjoy them as
much as the next action-obsessed gamer, I'll happily play a more psychological,
puzzle-oriented offering from an indie developer.
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