Posted on July 8, 2012 AT 05:29am
Italian indie studio Dreampainters has just announced that its first-person PC horror adventure Anna will be available for download on July 16th.
It’s wonderful to see first-person horror games because I think the perspective really helps create a tense atmosphere. It’s also great to see games that derive their horror from affecting the player psychologically. Anna appears to take this route, as it takes players through an old sawmill (which is set in a real-world location in Valle d’Osta, Italy) where they have to ‘face’ presences that inhabit the building. The game presents various puzzles to solve while exploring this unsettling place. Based on the mental health of the main character, it will reveal different secrets which can change the outcome of the game. The use of ‘mental health’ as a game mechanic is definitely reminiscent of Amnesia: The Dark Descent, which is a landmark title in the horror genre, so the developers have some pretty big shoes to fill. In any event the game appears visually rich and it appears to have a flexible narrative, so it’s bringing some good stuff to the table. Anna is available for pre-order now on Zodiac for the discounted price of 8.99.
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