And good on you, I say, because horror has become really boring as of late. I must say, though, that the press release doesn’t exactly instill confidence.
Developed by Games Hut and published by Bulkypix, Blinding Dark draws its inspiration from games like Clive Barker’s Undying and Amnesia. Good sources, so we start off well. But then we’re hit with this:
Beginning your adventure, you wake up in an entrance hall of what seems to be a mansion. You can’t remember who you are and how you got there.
In other words, they’re redefining horror by starting the game off like pretty much every other horror game ever made. And how does the tag line “What will you fear most? Your past or your future?” make any sense if you can’t remember your past?
But enough of my cynicism. I enjoy a good horror game…I find them much scarier than watching horror movies, as I’m directly involved in the scares. I’m a participant, not just an observer, and that’s cool. So, on with the scenario.
Step by step you evolve into the dark to discover your past and unfold your future. Collect ancient relics and discover what is their unique ability. Take your time and analyze the surroundings. Throwing yourself head on will often prove to be a deadly mistake.
Blinding Dark features:
- An audacious combination between horror elements and old-school FPS
- An interesting storyline that spans across multiple acts and has deep roots within the general lore of the Blinding Dark world
- Unique weapons and items to collect, each with its specific use
- Hell spawns, demons, monsters and spirits, each with its unique strengths and weaknesses to discover and manipulate
- Difficult platforming and puzzle elements
- Deep and rewarding exploration of hand-crafted environments, with many secrets to discover
Sound scary? Maybe this will help set the mood.
Blinding Dark is available now for $9.99 on Steam for PC, Mac and Linux.