The acclaimed developer of Immortality, Her Story, and Telling Lies has revealed two new projects with mysterious teasers.
Sam Barlow, the creative mind behind some of the most innovative and experimental video games in recent years, has announced that he is working on a new game codenamed Project C. The game is described as a sci-fi horror game that builds on the technology and concept of Immortality, his latest release that received critical acclaim for its non-linear narrative and immersive gameplay.
Project C is said to have a very cool premise and a chunky mechanic that creates a cool puzzle box for the players to explore. The game will feature a non-linear structure that allows the players to discover the story in their own way, similar to Immortality and Barlow’s previous games Her Story and Telling Lies. The game will also have a horror element that will add tension and suspense to the experience.
The teaser trailer for Project C shows a distorted image of a woman’s face with some text that reads “She is not who she says she is”. The trailer also hints at some themes of identity, memory, and deception that might be explored in the game. The game has a Steam page that reveals some of the tags for the game, such as horror, sci-fi, non-linear, and FMV (full motion video).
Project D: A Third-Person Survival Horror Game For Silent Hill Fans
Barlow has also revealed another game that he is working on, codenamed Project D. This game is said to be a third-person survival horror game that will appeal to the fans of Silent Hill: Shattered Memories, a game that Barlow worked on as a writer and designer. Shattered Memories was a reimagining of the first Silent Hill game that used the Wii’s motion controls and psychological profiling to create a personalized horror experience for each player.
Project D will be a fusion of the talent behind Immortality and a third-person survival horror game, according to Barlow. The game will be set in 1983 and will feature a protagonist who is trying to escape from a nightmarish situation. The teaser trailer for Project D shows a snowy landscape with a car and a sign that reads “Welcome to Silent Falls”. The trailer also has some text that reads “He is not who he thinks he is”.
The game has a Steam page that reveals some of the tags for the game, such as horror, survival, third-person, and psychological. The page also has a redacted description that suggests that the game will have some twists and surprises for the players.
Sam Barlow: A Master Of Interactive Storytelling
Sam Barlow is a British game developer who has been making games since 1999. He is best known for his work on interactive storytelling games that use live-action footage and non-linear narratives to create immersive and engaging experiences for the players. Some of his most notable games include:
- Silent Hill: Shattered Memories (2009): A reimagining of the first Silent Hill game that used the Wii’s motion controls and psychological profiling to create a personalized horror experience for each player.
- Her Story (2015): A game that lets the players search through a database of video clips of a woman being interrogated about her missing husband and discover the truth behind the case.
- Telling Lies (2019): A game that lets the players spy on the lives of four people who are connected by a shocking incident and uncover their secrets and lies.
- Immortality (2022): A game that lets the players explore the life and work of Marissa Marcel, a famous actress who starred in three unreleased films and then disappeared.
Barlow’s games have been praised for their innovative and experimental approach to storytelling, as well as their use of live-action footage and non-linear structure. His games have also won several awards and nominations, such as the BAFTA Games Award, the IGF Award, the Game Developers Choice Award, and the Golden Joystick Award.
Barlow’s two new projects, Project C and Project D, are expected to continue his legacy of creating unique and compelling interactive stories that challenge and surprise the players. Both games are currently in development and do not have a release date yet.