The lights are on
The indie scene has become a breeding ground for promising first-person horror games. Amnesia: The Dark Descent has an upcoming sequel, Among The Sleep places players in the role of a toddler, and Outlast takes place in a demented asylum. Judging by the gameplay trailer for Lunar Software's sci-fi thriller, Routine, horror fans have another game to keep on their radar.
Routine takes place in a deserted facility on the moon. Lunar Software is crafting an '80s vision of the future, complete with floppy disks and interactions with archaic computer programs. In the trailer, a disembodied voice advertises syrupy space snacks in a monotonous, low timbre. The protagonist also uses what appears to be a stun gun, complete with a night-vision screen with a low refresh rate. This gun appears to function similar to a video camera's IR mode, but with an image delay that could lead to some creepy surprises. Flashes of a stalking robot enemy can also be seen in the trailer. The mood and isolation reminds us of movies like Alien, Moon, and 2001: A Space Odyssey, all worlds any sci-fi fan would be eager to explore.
Routine is being developed by a very small team of dedicated developers who hope to have the game out on Steam sometime this year. For more information, check out Lunar Software's insightful Q&A videos on the studio's website.
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This looks amazing, I hope it turns out good.
Cool! I'll have to keep this on my radar.
This looks fun. A new horror game is always welcome in my library of games. I like the title, too.
Only recently have I rewatched the Space Odyssey movies so I'm totally down for this.
THAT. WAS. AWESOME. I am definitely going to try this out when it releases-the environments also reminded me of Dead Space 3 a bit, with the parts on the delerict ships. Still, that looks beautifully designed.
No Xbox One or PS4 love?
I'm very intrigued. I like the atmosphere!
this looks so cool. Ive always thought a game that could capture the same mood as 2001 a space odyssey would be so great for a survival horror game so if this turns out that way im all for it.
wow that looks amazing that's going to be scary as hell
Good thing i built a PC this year. I see it has oculus support i dont know but the more games i see compatible with the VR headset the more i cant wait to get my hands on a pair of my own to play this game.
Man this looks sweet. Hopefully I can get my hands on a desktop this year so I can play it.
I have been waiting for this game since it was first greenlit. Do want. Do want now.
Looks great so far, hope Lunar Software take there time and craft a classic.