Not even your blankets can save you now.
One of the most reassuring aspects of playing horror games is knowing that, at any time, you can flip on the lights and the monsters will dissipate. The team at Novum Analytics understands that atmosphere is a huge part of the horror genre and is creating their game with one goal: to freak you out by using the safest of all spaces, your home, as the setting for Night Terrors
Night Terrors will use your phone and its full functionality to map out your house and create a game experience unique to your environment. According to their Indiegogo page, “Our aim is to create the scariest game ever made. It’s a highly immersive, photorealistic, binaural, AUGMENTED REALITY survival horror game for mobile devices. Gameplay takes place at home, after dark, with the lights off and your headphones on.”
Novum Analytics continues with details on the game’s development and technical capabilities.
“The game controls what you see, what you hear, and where you go. Your device’s LED is all the light you get. The camera and microphone feeds are analyzed and processed in real time. Photorealistic elements are added to the camera feed. Audio is spatialized, mixed with the microphone feed, and then routed to the headphones delivering an immersive binaural audio experience.”
The first iteration of Night Terrors will be for iOS only, with Android and Windows versions to follow. You can watch the full video on the game’s conceptualization and development below.
Warning: If sensitive to strobe/flashing lights, beware as this video does have some flashing lights/effects that could be troublesome. Also, if you’re terrified easily, you might want to skip this preview.
For all others, cut the lights and pop on some headphones before viewing.
At the time or publication, Night Terrors has raised over $12,600 of its $70,000 goal, with 39 days remaining to pledge support.