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Remember The Fun Times Of Hide & Seek As A Kid? Refuge Is A Gritty, Dark Rendition That Would’ve Terrified As A Child

It isn’t everyday that I stumble onto a Kickstarter project that gets me excited, however the mere premise for Refuge was enough to peak my interest. When you take the concept and combine it with the atmospheric beauty contained within the world of Refuge, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t excited…

Anybody who has enjoyed the breathless anticipation of hide-and-seek will be hooked by Refuge, a stylish video game, being launched on Kickstarter, which brings a gritty twist to this gentle pursuit.

This novel two-player title is set on a fantastical island settlement named ‘The Ark’ where both of the characters have mysteriously washed up. The aim is simple: to survive longer than the other player. You can either hunt down and kill your opponent directly – or hide and ‘outlive’ them amid the harsh elements on the Ark.

So will you hunt or try to survive the longest? The choice is yours.  Continue reading Remember The Fun Times Of Hide & Seek As A Kid? Refuge Is A Gritty, Dark Rendition That Would’ve Terrified As A Child

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Grim Artwork Reveals The Dark Atmosphere Of Vampyr, An Upcoming Action Horror RPG

Acclaimed game-development studio Dontnod and publisher Focus Home Interactive today showcase new artwork for their new RPG Vampyr, set in 1918, during the peak of the Spanish flu that laid waste to London’s once bustling population.

Following the First World War, Europe is crushed, with its remaining cities ravaged by a foreign influenza. It is spreading through London’s alleyways and streets, diminishing her numbers daily. As her inhabitants shutter themselves attempting to avoid infection, only saints and fools remain outside. Those that remain lay as prey to a new predator, schooled in war and deadlier than influenza: the Vampires.

Unbeknownst to her inhabitants, they prowl among them, blending into the coughs and anguished cries of London’s despoiled, post-War clean-up and restoration efforts. With a city once again under siege, it has never been easier to hide, but so too has there never been a better opportunity to come into the light!

Continue reading Grim Artwork Reveals The Dark Atmosphere Of Vampyr, An Upcoming Action Horror RPG