Indie developer Sick Chicken Studios recently announced their new game, and if you’re a fan of the trend of low-poly horror that invokes the PlayStation One era (like Paratopic, 1999, Sagebrush, and others), you’re in luck.
Releasing on Steam sometime soon, new psychological horror game Chasing Static is set in a rural area of North Wales, where protagonist Chris Selwood finds himself at the site of a government experiment where all manner of supernatural (possibly extraterrestrial) happenings took place. Based on the trailer, Chasing Static may look like a game from the ’90s, but the presentation looks fairly impressive — with Chris’ journey featuring non-linear exploration, creepy encounters with “things,” and audio-driven gameplay via an in-game device that detects “anomalies.”
From the Steam page:
In the dead of night a fierce storm rages across North Wales. Miles from any town, Chris Selwood seeks refuge in a remote roadside cafe. After a brief moment of respite, Chris finds himself venturing into the woods blindly following the distressed screams of the Cafe waitress.
Explore the untouched wilderness of rural Wales as you uncover the forgotten remains of a government cover-up where a mysterious phenomenon caused time to stand still.
Inspired by 80s Sci-Fi horror and contemporary surrealist cinema, Chasing Static delivers a unique take on the narrative adventure genre through new audio driven gameplay mechanics and non-linear exploration.
Chasing Static does not yet have a release date, but the Steam page indicates it should release fairly soon. If you’re interested (I know I am!), you can wishlist it here.