Psychological Horror ‘Stray Souls’ Alpha Demo Out Now

Indie developer/publisher Jukai Studio recently released a demo for Stray Souls, a third-person horror title that blends psychological horror and survival horror gameplay.

Stray Souls follows the story of Daniel, a teenage boy who has recently inherited an old run-down house from his grandmother. When he moves into the house he also meets a mysterious girl called Martha, who seems to know a lot more than she’s letting on, especially about the dark secrets the house is holding.

The gameplay in Stray Souls features a mixture of puzzles, exploration and combat. It will also have a branching narrative and random supernatural events that will make each playthrough unique.

The game is still early in development and as such, there are there are some issues with the demo build. For example, the switch puzzle doesn’t make much sense, enemies disappear when killed and there’s some flawed game logic (such as strangers leaving guns in trash bins, extremely heavy shopping trolleys and shooting the lights of police cars making them magically unlock). However, we expect a lot of these issues to be fixed in the future.

Aside from these minor issues, Stray Souls boasts quality voice acting, next-gen “motion matching” character animation, Metahuman-powered facial mocap and some very freaky looking monsters. Even though it’s very much a work in progress, it shows a lot of promise and is definitely worth keeping an eye on.

You can download the Stray Souls alpha demo here, via Steam.

You can aslo check out the gameplay video below.

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