Developer Invader Studios just released Daymare: 1998, adding another game to the altar of the survival horror genre. Born from the passion of its creators, the game addresses all gamers who love to fight their way through a place where evil lurks behind every corner while their fragile existence is being questioned.
About Daymare: 1998
Daymare: 1998 is a third-person survival horror game with hardcore survival mechanics and unyielding enemies. It requires a strategic approach to combat and puzzles and offers a multi-character perspective of the story, revealing deep and obscure lore.
The scene is set with a secret research facility, a deadly chemical weapon, and a special security team tasked with investigating an incident that has the potential to become more than a routine security breach. Follow the steps of an elite soldier, a helicopter pilot, and a forest ranger as they play out their roles in an event that transforms one peaceful small town into a dead zone and its citizens into bloodthirsty monsters. Take the creatures down first, and then look for any clues or evidence that you can piece together to make sense of the chaos. Keep track of your inventory, as resources will be scarce! Anything can happen when your daymares become real.
- Multi-character POV – see the story from different angles and discover the truth;
- Fearsome enemies – rendered in detail with lifelike animations and dismemberment;
- Realistic HUD – check your inventory, health, and the position of a given piece of equipment;
- Environmental puzzles – finding your way around is not always easy, so look for clues;
- Classic mechanics – limited ammo and save points, backtracking, collectibles, tough enemies, and more;
- Modern graphics and effects – not everything is old-school, thanks to Unreal Engine 4;
- Experience the ’90s – the game is an homage to the era, with tons of references.
Daymare: 1998 also comes from the cooperation of the development team with Destructive Creations,
“This is a very emotional moment for us, and we are more than happy to pass Daymare: 1998 into the hands of the gamers. Four long years have led us to this moment, and the process we endured was very difficult, but we enjoyed every moment of it. This game was born from our passion, it was fueled by our stubbornness, and it’s our tribute to the beloved survival horror genre and the atmosphere of the ’90s in general. We are very proud to have managed to develop a game like this with such a small team, yet we’re aware that our work is not over, and we’ll keep supporting it in the months to come. We hope you will enjoy the game and the story it tells.”Michele Giannone, Creative Director of Invader Studios
Daymare: 1998 will also be released on GOG.com later this year. PlayStation®4 and Xbox One versions are in the works, with the proven support of Slipgate Ironworks studio. The release date for these platforms will be announced shortly.
Available on Steam for $29.99, it comes with a discount of 10% for a limited time. A launch trailer accompanies the release! Additionally, you can try it out for free by downloading the Free Demo, also on the Steam store page.