Despite the hot weather, horror adventures like IMGN.PRO‘s Kholat will still make your skin crawl.
In the same vein as real-time first-person exploration games like Dear Esther or Gone Home, the gameplay doesn’t revolve around object combinations, but on navigating isolated surroundings while discovering what happened or what is happening. Based on the real Dyatlov Pass incident with the disappearance of people under mysterious circumstances, the player has to dive deep into the Ural Mountains without disappearing him or herself.
It looks all rather good with the Unreal Engine 4 in addition to some lovely art design, and the voice work by Sean Bean gives the indie game a more Hollywood-like appearance. While the trailer doesn’t tell much, the atmosphere should be enough to warrant a play if one wants to experience some chills during the hot summertime. There’s also a 10% launch discount on both Steam and GOG that will last until June 22, 10:59 PM GMT.
I’m not sure if my PC can handle it, but if it does, then rest assured I’ll give it the review treatment, as I enjoyed the underrated movie The Dyatlov Pass Incident by Renny Harlin. Only this time with no other participants on the trip to help out and (more importantly due to some rather boring dialogue and uninteresting characters) to converse with, the game might actually do the unsettling source material justice.
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