Ever sat at home, in a dark room, headphones on, playing your favourite Silent Hill game and thought to yourself, this isn’t scary enough? Night Terrors may have the solution!
Get your butt off the couch, because you play this horror game at night, in the dark, in your own house. You creep around using your smartphone as a makeshift flashlight. You hear the voice of a little girl, you follow it, then s*** gets weird. As you can see in the video below, the technology used in Night Terrors is pretty amazing. It uses your AR headset to map your house as you navigate around the house, allowing it to track visual and audio effects relative to your position, are they behind you, on the other side of a wall, in a mirror? The game engine works all this out and updates its knowledge base of the environment to help keep you on your toes.
“Our aim is to create the scariest game ever made. It’s a highly immersive, photorealistic, binaural, AUGMENTED REALITY survival horror game for mobile devices. Gameplay takes place at home, after dark, with the lights off and your headphones on. Think about a system that understands where you are in your environment, and is able to exploit that information in order to create an unbelievable augmented reality experience. Think about playing a game where the storyline involves you. Consider a future full of movies you star in, experiences that seem real, and scenarios, in our case, that are freakishly frightening.”
Being chased down your own hallway sounds like a really good way to stub your toe on something, but it still sounds like a really awesome gaming experience. The developers are currently seeking $70,000 on Indiegogo, although they’ve already raised the first $11,000 in the first day, so there’s certainly a good chance of this getting funded fairly quickly.