Upcoming Game Chasing Static Is A Shocking Silent Hill Style Horror
Coming soon by Sick Chicken Studios is Chasing Static. “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.” Channeling the sleepy visual aesthetic of Silent Hill 2 with the unsettling science-went-and-goofed premise of S.T.A.L.K.E.R., this game could be a strong addition to the retro horror genre.
Chasing Static puts you in the perspective of Chris Selwood, seeking refuge from a raging storm inside a roadside cafe. When Chris hears the terrified screams of the waitress coming from outside, he ventures into the woods and discovers the “the forgotten remains of a government cover-up where a mysterious phenomenon caused time to stand still.”
Sick Chicken has stated that their goal for Chasing Static is to create a PS1 style game with the insights of modern gaming development. In addition to AAA quality sound design, Chasing Static also contains non-linear gameplay. Exploration is encouraged, and you may go about “uncovering it’s secrets in any order you please.”
Chasing Static has no release date yet, but you can wishlist the game by visiting their Steam page here.