New XBLA Survival Horror Game Revealed

By Mark Delaney, 7 years ago
The horror aficionados over at Bloody-Disgusting were fortunate enough to claim an exclusive reveal of a new survival horror game in the works right now for an October 2012 XBLA release. Its working title is Ghost Game, but don't expect it to stay that way, though it is appropriately named.

Bloody Disgusting's Jonathan Barkan met with the development team at Scientifically Proven Entertainment to have a lights-off, hands-on demo of their work in progress. You'll want to follow the link to read his first hand account of everything he saw and did because he retells it like...well, sort of like a ghost story actually. Among the details revealed were that it's a first person game with an emphasis on darkness and the use of your flashlight. You play a ghost hunter who is on his latest haunted excursion, though this venture isn't work related. Your friends have gone missing and you're there to find them. You'll also have tools at your disposal besides your light, like an EVP monitor and a video camera.

The rest of his first-hand account makes the game sound like a haunted house simulator - and a very effectively scary one too. Ghost Game utilizes the best of both worlds from the horror genre: loud, make-you-jump moments, as well as deliberate psychological torture straight out of a Silent Hill game. The best part of it may be that when he played through it for a second time, the sequence of events had changed, keeping things fresh and, more importantly, keeping that fear alive.

No screens or video were released with the reveal but if you haven't been scared off already, you can expect to find more coverage of this promising title in the months leading up to its October 2012 release.
Mark Delaney
Written by Mark Delaney
Mark is a Boston native now living in Portland, Oregon. He's the Editorial Manager on TA, loves story-first games, and is one of three voices on the TA Playlist podcast. Outside of games he likes biking, sci-fi, the NFL, and spending time with his fiancée and son. He almost never writes in the third person.