Fobia is a psychological Brazilian horror game being developed by Pulsatrix Studios. Not much is known about this title besides that it set in St. Dinfna Hotel and everything is in chaos. Monsters are running ramp it, supernatural phenomenon’s are appearing, and reality is being warped. While the premise and ideas are presented, yet, the story remains shrouded in mystery. Now, some of that mystery has little light beaming on it because the developers sent us a demo for previewing.
The demo was quite short and not to eventful, but there is enough investment there to get me hooked. From I can gather; you play as a investigative journalist investigating St. Dinfna Hotel. A place that combines science and religion. Rumor has it that there are illegal experiments and studies being conducted there in secret. Not long into the investigation that our character wakes up in the hotel falling to ruin with reality following suit. Further investigation reveals that time travel could possibly play a strong role in the collapsion of this hotel and reality.
Fobia’s demo didn’t offer any combat experience or threats, but did offer plenty of exploration and puzzle solving. The amazingly detailed environment makes it a treat to discover resources hidden in the enivroment. Some items can’t be seen by normal means, so you must your camera’s nigh vision mode to spot the invisible. The camera will also be vital to solving the game’s puzzle. Some puzzles range from finding the hidden code/key to decipher hidden messages or clues.
Pulsatrix Studios upcoming game, Fobia, is shaping up to be a bizarre fun horror experience. No word on a release yet, but I will be anticipating the full release of Fobia.