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.
looks so good. Did it say oculus vr at the end of the trailer? that would be really scary...
I have had this one on my radar for a long time and I must say it looks absolutely incredible. I just hope my computer can actually run it as it looks even better than I was expecting.
Looks interesting. I'll keep an eye on it.
Lunar Software is the 500 Spartans of the gaming world. Slap the mediocre games created by the greater developers out. Quality > Quality right?
Please don't let it be like Echo Night: Beyond, please don't let it be like Echo Night: Beyond...
Sounds really cool and looks good.
Hmmm, very interesting. I might enjoy this one.
I remember voting for this on Steam Greenlight.
Looks very cool. I dig the setting.
This game has been pretty quiet for a while, I remember reading something about them releasing it around spring.
I've been keeping an eye out for this since I saw it on Steam's Greenlight. I really like the unique setting and aesthetic. And the video makes it look impressive graphically. As for actual gameplay, we'll have to wait and see. But it has a great mood to it.
Man this looks good for an Unreal 3 game