The independent French development company OSome Studio have released White Night, a narrative driven survival horror game like no other!
If you are a fan of horror films, as much as scary games, then White Night should be right up your street. If you think about the absolute, on the edge of your seat suspense thrillers that Alfred Hitchcock produced and take the German Expressionist movement in art, which focused on black and white images, but heavily lined and obviously drawn, then you would be on the way to knowing exactly what White Night looks and feels like.
Of course there is a story to the stunning artistic appearance of White Night and it is one that is driven heavily by the narrator, the voice of our hero.
After a car accident, our hero finds himself in need of a telephone and stumbles his way into what seems to be an abandoned old house. Once inside, in true horror genre style, he is trapped, alone and in the dark. With just a box of matches he explores the estate and finds he is not as alone as first thought.
A compelling storyline leads the player to delve deeper into the past of both our narrator and the inhabitants of this empty mansion. With a backdrop of beautiful jazz music and the striking appearance of the game itself, it is hard to tear yourself away from the control pad.
To advance through the game, the player must uncover the secrets that laid buried, and some not so buried any more, within the haunted and tortured walls of this old, atmospheric estate, you must solve puzzles, investigate the appearance of a spectral being and explore the darkest corners of the mansions rooms. Of course there is a catch, light is your only friend in this game, there are no weapons, only light. You need to hoard matches like they are your very life and find ways to illuminate your surroundings, quickly, or succumb to the ravages of the lonely and demented ghosts that walk the corridors.
This title is rated M (Mature) by the ESRB. For more from the developer, please visit www.osome-studio.com/WhiteNight, and follow along at www.facebook.com/OSomeStudio and www.twitter.com/OSomeStudio.