Independent game development studio Red Barrels, founded by veterans from some of gaming’s biggest franchises, today announced that the highly anticipated survival horror game Outlast is now available on Steam.
Frightening previewers since this year’s PAX East, where some attendees were so startled that they jumped through the booth (OK maybe not that startled!), Outlast follows investigative journalist Miles Upshur as he explores Mount Massive Asylum with his trusty night-vision camera, hoping to break the story of his life. But his story – and his life – is quickly put in danger as he discovers a mystery that walks a terrifying line between science and religion, nature and something else entirely…
“Outlast contains intense violence, gore, graphic sexual content, and strong language,” said Game Designer and Red Barrels Co-founder Philippe Morin. “Please enjoy!”
Inspired by Red Barrels’ true passion for the horror genre and real-life cases of criminal insanity provided by scientific consulting firm Thwacke, Outlast features:
- A True Survival Horror Experience: You are no fighter – if you want to survive the horrors of the asylum, your only chance is to run… or hide
- Immersive Graphics: AAA-quality graphics give players a detailed, terrifying world to explore
- Hide and Sneak: Stealth-based gameplay, with parkour-inspired platforming elements
- Unpredictable Enemies: Players cannot know when – and from where – one of the asylum’s terrifying inhabitants will finally catch up to them
- Real Horror: Outlast’s setting and characters are inspired by real asylums and cases of criminal insanity
- For more information about Red Barrels and Outlast, please visit redbarrelsgames.com.
The trailer looks pretty epic and quite scary too, it’s rare to see a proper horror game that isn’t just about machine gunning your way through to the end and Outlast looks like a fresh entry to the genre, with more in common with classic Resident Evil and Silent Hill from the PS1 than most modern scare titles.
Image courtesy of Outlast.