Stifled is a Game in which the Monsters can Hear your Fear

The thing that prompted me to write this short news piece was seeing Stifled listed in an upcoming games release list. Not having heard of it before, I had a look and thought it looked very promising, but the release date is still to be announced sadly. This might be thin basis for a news story but if you are like me and hadn’t heard anything about Stifled, this could possibly give you a new game to pine for.

Stifled is coming from Singapore-based Gattai Games, and has already picked up a host of gaming show awards. The core mechanic is that the sounds made, either by your character or by you via your microphone, create an echolocation effect in the game world, revealing information about your character’s surroundings. The drawback is that the nasties that lurk in said world can also hear you! As a fan of horror games, this mechanic has me almost holding my breath at the thought of how unhelpful a sudden expletive might be in this game. If Alien: Isolation had such a mechanic, I don’t think I’d have been able to complete it!

Stifled, when it does release sometime this year, is set to come out for PC, Mac, Xbox One and PS4 , and will support PS:VR, Oculus an Vive headsets. You can watch the trailer below for an idea of how the echolocation works.

Source: Stifledgame
GS Blogger: Casey Douglass

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