Soma, new survival horror hitting PC and PS4

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SOMA

Those absolute bastards from Frictional Games make games that make me want to be unalive. Amnesia: Dark Descent  and its follow-up, A Machine for Pigs are both genuinely frightening survivor horror titles that will make your skin crawl, and your very own starfish start to do aerobics. And they’re making another game, which you’ll be bale to wet yourself to in 2015 – if you game on PC and PS4.

"For the last three years, we have been working on a game called SOMA," creative director Thomas Grip said on the PSBlog."All that time, this project has remained a secret – it’s a great relief to finally be able to talk about it. This game is by far the most ambitious and thrilling project we have ever undertaken."

“Soma,” he says "is a sci-fi horror game played from a first person perspective. You are not a space marine though; you’re a normal, very exposed person trapped in a nightmarish world.

"SOMA is a game about exploration, survival and immersing you inside an interactive narrative."

As with their previous games, it doesn’t seem that killing things is on your agenda; your only goal is to survive. In space, where no-one can hear you scream. Like the little girl you are.

"Our goal is for SOMA to not just be another carnival ride of cheap scares. It is meant to chill you to your core, and confront you with questions about your very existence.”

Speaking of terrifying things; I managed to watch The Conjuring, from horror purveyor du jour James Wan this weekend. While it was not as psychologically scary as I’d been led to believe, it was pretty freaky, and a nice “old school” horror – and if you dig jumping out of your skin, you should probably watch it.

Anyone up for a game of hide and clap?

Last Updated: October 14, 2013

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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