For nostalgic fans, Ratalaika Games and Headware Games will release a PS One-style horror game called Chasing Static in the third quarter of this year. PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC (Steam) will have to survive this quiet horror.
“In the era of the first PlayStation, there were many great horror games, many of which made an indelible impression on me and provided nightmares for many years to come,” recalls his difficult childhood, Headware Games founder Nathan Hamley. “Chasing Static is my attempt to pay homage to this classic and this visual style while at the same time scaring a whole new generation of ideas that I’ve been leaking through all these years.”
And here is the debut trailer – everyone is afraid!
Overview via Steam:
In the dead of night, a fierce storm rages across North Wales. Miles from any town, Chris Selwood seeks refuge in a remote roadside café. Shortly thereafter, Chris experiences a horrific sight. He finds the café waitress pinned to the ceiling by something with fiercely glowing eyes; he passes out, waking up to the dusty old abandoned remains of the café.
Explore the untouched wilderness of rural Wales as you uncover the forgotten remains of a mysterious facility and try to piece together what happened to Hearth’s missing villagers.
Inspired by 80s Sci-Fi horror and contemporary surrealist cinema, Chasing Static delivers a unique take on the narrative adventure genre through new audio-driven gameplay mechanics and non-linear exploration.
- Sonic Exploration – Audio-driven gameplay mechanics have you hunting anomalies with an experimental Frequency Displacement Monitoring Device.
- Lo-Fi, Hi-Fi – Crunchy low poly visuals are reminiscent of PS1 classics with full voice acting, high-quality sound design, and a modern gameplay approach.
- Non-Linear Gameplay – Explore the world of Chasing Static at your own pace, uncovering its secrets in any order you please.
- Bite-sized Terror – A self-contained story with an average playtime of 2 hours.