Brave the snowstorm and solve the village mystery in Kôna

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I love horror games! The tension, the cold sweat that follows, and of course, the possibility that some mild peeing could occur at any moment… what’s not to love?

I am of course, lying through my teeth. Ever since I played Five Nights at Freddy’s 4 for you lot however, I’ve taken a bizarre interest in the genre, and I still don’t know why exactly. Still, I’m always on the lookout for the next big scare game to subject myself to (don’t worry, I will get to The Park at some point), and I think I may have just found another project to undertake.

Here’s a preview of Kôna – a mystery game set in a very snowy Canada (via PC Gamer):

The official trailer of Kôna: Day One, an episodic and surreal interactive tale of mystery, exploration and survival, set amid a powerful and ominous snowstorm in a northern village in the 1970s.

Visually, Kôna looks pretty damn gorgeous. That snowy setting looks extra windy, and deliciously dark and uninviting, which should make for one nerve-wracking game.

What is out to terrorise, the protagonist, Carl though? A serial killer? A mysterious, ghostly present? Nope, it looks like he will have to deal with this beast…

While we can’t say why it exists(to avoid spoilers), a Wendigo roams in the game. We have to make it clear though that this awesome half-beast is not there to cause useless jump scares (Kôna IS NOT a Slender-Like).
Here are some non-story-related details concerning the Wendigo:

  • The Wendigo has a heart made of ice. Any heat source will keep it away or destroy it.
  • The creature influences the weather. It creates strong blizzard and harsh weather conditions hundreds of meters around it. So the closer you get, the more intense the weather will be.
  • The Wendigo area of effect also makes animals more “agressive”.

Not there to cause jump scares? Hallelujah, my heart can rest easy!

Seriously though, Kôna does actually look really cool (ha!), so whether it comes packed with jump scares or not, I’d be keen to play it. The first of 4 episodes will be releasing in January 2016.

Last Updated: November 3, 2015

Matthew Figueira

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