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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

34 Comments

  1. RapturedMossel

    October 14, 2013 at 14:03

    “your very own starfish start to do aerobics”
    LOL!!

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief Ninja

      October 14, 2013 at 14:05

      Was just about to post that!

      LULZ

      Reply

  2. SaintsRowNigri

    October 14, 2013 at 14:07

    My starfish does not do aerobics. It simply launches me into orbit if I get scared…

    Reply

  3. No Longer SIR Twakkus

    October 14, 2013 at 14:08

    ALT + F4 indeed.

    Reply

  4. Admiral Chief Ninja

    October 14, 2013 at 14:09

    Whyyyyyyyyyyy would you plug a dude’s brain back in??????

    Reply

  5. Hammersteyn

    October 14, 2013 at 14:09

    The Conjuring did slamming doors right. Something so simple almost made me soil me sheets. That and to hell with hide and clap!

    Reply

  6. Admiral Chief Ninja

    October 14, 2013 at 14:10

    O_O THE PROTAG HAS NO HANDS OR FEET!!!!

    GAAAAAAAAAH!!!!!

    Reply

  7. Alwyn Venter

    October 14, 2013 at 14:11

    Nice. Another title to look forward to. Just such a long wait.

    Reply

  8. Admiral Chief Ninja

    October 14, 2013 at 14:17

    Rest of vid was not to my liking. Very meh

    Reply

  9. Rock789

    October 14, 2013 at 14:22

    Count me in! Been looking for a good survival horror on console for years now..

    No Resident Evil, you are no longer survival horror! Get back in your corner!

    Reply

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      October 14, 2013 at 14:34

      RE is on special on Steam right now, I was tempted, but held firm.

      Reply

      • Rock789

        October 14, 2013 at 14:45

        Good man! Although, I am truly tempted by RE: Revelations. It really does look like classic RE, which is a very good thing.

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        • NecroRince

          October 14, 2013 at 15:00

          Did you see my review on it? 🙂

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          • Rock789

            October 14, 2013 at 15:03

            I did indeed. 7 or 8 out of 10, if memory serves? Was a great review!

          • NecroRince

            October 14, 2013 at 15:06

            Is a great homage to the original series man!

          • Rock789

            October 14, 2013 at 15:10

            Shweet! Damn it – all this talk of survival horror makes me wanna get stuck in! I think a RE: Revelations purchase is in my future… Mwahahahahaha… 🙂

            **cough** Sorry…

          • NecroRince

            October 14, 2013 at 15:11

            Do it, DO IT!

    • NecroRince

      October 14, 2013 at 14:41

      Dude, they stole our flipping name SOMA!

      Reply

      • Rock789

        October 14, 2013 at 14:43

        :-O **stares ahead in disbelief**

        WTF?! I cannot believe it! That’s it, this means war! I’ll get the Hummer, you rally the troops. Meet you at the golf course.

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        • NecroRince

          October 14, 2013 at 15:00

          Yes! Although your homicidal tendencies will mean that @timster1033:disqus and I will play a round of golf, while you rain down bloody revenge on the outside world… HAHAHA! What a brilliant day!

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          • Rock789

            October 14, 2013 at 15:04

            Hey… Eye for an eye, damn it! If they kill me (whether it be gunning me down, running me over, or the like) then I have this compulsion to get them back! It’s a little thing called revenge… And it’s best served cold! 😉

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 14, 2013 at 15:10

            You meet the crews standards perfectly! @NecroRince, Still need to play that round of golf I missed out on!

          • NecroRince

            October 14, 2013 at 15:12

            Haha! Hopefully OVG will be around Friday, I’m away for most of the weekend though 🙁

          • Rock789

            October 14, 2013 at 15:19

            What?! Sad face… 🙁

            SOMA crew – we will have to wreak extra havoc this weekend! In honour of our MIA leader!

      • TiMsTeR1033

        October 14, 2013 at 14:50

        You think we should sue? maybe make our own stimulus package!!! *evil laugh*

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      • That Happy Twit

        October 14, 2013 at 15:39

        Oh the HORROR!

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  10. Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    October 14, 2013 at 14:31

    My starfish doesn’t do aerobics. It uses water gun. 😛

    But seriously, this game looks seriously creepy

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  11. Tidycpc

    October 14, 2013 at 14:38

    Looks ok….will want to see more…

    Reply

  12. NecroRince

    October 14, 2013 at 14:42

    Some may say that Rince’s crew name in GTAV is SOMA, and they’d be correct. Thieves! Glad I am getting me a PS4 as I want this!

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    • Rock789

      October 14, 2013 at 14:51

      Perhaps it’s named in honour of our crew… And the horrid, cruel acts we get up to! I mean… The happy, no-yellow-Hummer-in-sight acts we get up… Like butterfly catching… Yes, that’s what I meant…

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      • TiMsTeR1033

        October 14, 2013 at 14:56

        I think it is in honour of our glorious Crew, we are a crew with force, with anger, with skill! and much much more,but most of all we live by our CODE! “IF IT BLEEDS, IT CAN DIE!!” VIVA SOMA!!!

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      October 14, 2013 at 14:51

      Some may say that, but some may also say that SOMA has been in development for three years… so who is really the thief?

      Reply

  13. Unavengedavo(aka. IceCreamMan)

    October 14, 2013 at 14:43

    Does it come with a complementary can of NeverWet?

    Reply

    • TiMsTeR1033

      October 14, 2013 at 14:51

      You wish it did! For all those ice cream experiments! I KNOW WHAT YOUR THINKING!!

      Reply

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