has released , the first episode in a live-action series inspired by its psychological horror game SOMA.
Without wishing to spoil anything, it covers many of the same themes and ideas seen in the game. It's all well handled and acted, too, far better than your average live-action spin-off.
Frictional Games' horror game SOMA is out tomorrow, and thedeveloper has released a new story trailer to tease its launch.
There's lots of creepy talk about losing, or perhaps purposefully giving away, humanity, which is something of a theme – there's clearly something odd going on when a robot embedded in a wall seems to think he's human. Here's the plot synopsis:
has released a trailer showing off some of the creatures you'll be busy avoiding in its upcoming horror game SOMA, including some kind of weird Christmas tree light... thing.
It's a reminder that although the team is promising a different kind of horror than the haunted house thrills of, you'll still be chased by plenty of horrific monstrosities. Hooray!
Frictional Games maintains that its upcoming horror game SOMA is "just as scary, if not even more so" than its predecessor Amnesia: The Dark Descent, but it's going to try and fray your nerves in a slightly different way.
In Amnesia: The Dark Descent, there's constant oppression that starts from the get go, peaks somewhere half-way through, and then continues until the end. What you get is a game that's very nerve-wracking, but which also becomes numbing after while. It's pretty common for players to feel the game loses much of its impact halfway through. SOMA is laid out a bit differently. At first it relies more on a mysterious and creepy tone, slowly ramps up the scariness, and peaks pretty late in the game.
A big part of every successful horror game is the sound design, so it's not surprising to see thathas been working hard to get its upcoming underwater chiller SOMA sounding just right.
Lots of reverb, lots of ominous honking, it's set to be just as tense and foreboding as Frictional's previous game. Here's a new plot synopsis for SOMA: