Highly Anticipated Psychological Horror Game Inspired by Real-Life Mental Illness
SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Sept. 18, 2014 – Neverending Nightmares, the psychological horror game that has been called “gorgeous” and “repulsive” in the same breath, will be launching on Steam and OUYA on September 26. In the game, players will take on the role of the harried and haunted Thomas as he awakens into nightmare after nested nightmare. Thomas must evade the phantasms of sleep and safely traverse these horrorscapes in a desperate attempt to discern fact from fiction; to survive until morning, he will have to learn the truth behind the nightmare. A success story of OUYA’s Free the Games Fund, Neverending Nightmares will be available for the discounted price of $13.49 on Steam and OUYA during launch week only.
You can download screenshots of the game here: https://app.box.com/NeverendingNightmares
Though its disturbing imagery and cast of monstrosities are in many ways a tribute to traditional horror, Neverending Nightmares pulls from deeper source material: it is inspired by developer Matt Gilgenbach’s real-life struggles with mental illness. The intimate nature of the game’s inspiration has made the development process both therapeutic and torturous for its creator, and he hopes that it will drive awareness and inspire empathy in its players.
Neverending Nightmares’ stark, vivid art style is inspired by Edward Gorey, rendered in striking black and white penstrokes and enlivened with splatters and splashes of lurid blood-red. The game also features a dynamic light-and-shadow system that sketches dark areas in and out of existence.
For a close-up look at the horrors that await you, check out the launch trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLqHUSefBjw.
OUYA is a new kind of game platform that enables any creator to publish a game for the TV. Launched with the OUYA game console in 2013, OUYA has hundreds of games from established AAA developers to emerging game artists. The OUYA also has plenty of entertainment content in 1080p HD quality. OUYA, built on an accessible and open platform, was envisioned by founder and CEO Julie Uhrman. The OUYA console was beautifully designed by award-winning designer Yves Behar.
About Infinitap Games
Infinitap Games is an indie studio founded by Matt Gilgenbach, the designer of the award winning game Retro/Grade. Their mission is to create terrifying and thought-provoking psychological horror games. Neverending Nightmares will be their first released game as a studio.