“Interactive Nightmare” Infliction Now Available on Steam
New supernatural horror game Infliction has released on Steam today, billing itself as “an interactive nightmare.” The game was on Kickstarter in June, where it surpassed its modest AU $12,000 goal to help fund its final touches.
From the press release, Infliction’s creator Clinton McCleary said:
“It’s been a long journey to get Infliction to where it is today. The story is a very personal one, full of fears that sparked when I became a father for the first time. I wanted to bring a true feeling of unease and gradual horror to the game, inspired by the level of detail and sense of place felt in titles like Gone Home. Infliction touches on many intense issues and focuses on creating personal tension, so I look forward to seeing more players experience the dark world that has been crafted here.”
Infliction is set within a suburban home that’s host to some supernatural beings. The player is meant to uncover a mystery about the family that lived there with a level of interaction similar to Gone Home. Creepy occurrences and an angry Kayako-like spirit will haunt the player. The story is said to be “grounded in real-world domestic tragedy” and be told through letters, diaries, precious mementos.
Infliction is available now on Steam for $17.99 at a 10% off launch discount. There’s a demo available as well if you’d like to try before you buy.