Video preview: Diving into deep sea terror with Amnesia dev’s Soma
Soma, from Amnesia creator Frictional Video games, takes place deep underneath the ocean. Because it seems, the oppressive, excessive-strain environment of the ocean flooring makes for a reasonably spooky surroundings (who knew?). We acquired to spend some arms-on time with Soma at GDC final month, and we additionally obtained to select the mind of Ian Thomas, programmer and narrative designer.
Like Frictional’s different video games, Soma focuses totally on psychological horror and environmental storytelling. We did not study an excessive amount of concerning the story in our brief play session, aside from the primary character is exploring a submerged scientific facility of some type, and that he is making an attempt to find his colleagues. Unusual, alien-wanting cables and equipment appear to have penetrated the power and, we discovered by means of a collection of flashbacks, one thing went fallacious. Precisely what went fallacious is on the coronary heart of the thriller, although the occasional bursts of static suggest an air of technological horror.
See it for your self in our video preview and interview. Soma is slated to reach on PC and PS4 in 2015.