Echolocation, a form of sonar that helps bats and dolphins navigate around their natural habitat, is one of nature’s fascinating survival instincts. Not only does it aid Matt Murdock in his quest to rid Hell Kitchen of its criminal underbelly, but it underpins The Deep End Games’ intriguing first-person horror title, Perception.
The studio, comprised of former BioShock and Dead Space developers, launched the project on Kickstarter just yesterday in the search for funding, asking for a total of $150,000 before June 25. Toplined by former Irrational veteran Bill Gardner, Deep End Games is hoping to create an immersive horror experience that boasts all of the narrative qualities you’d expect from a studio well versed in the BioShock series.
You’ll see the same commitment to the level of quality, but also a lot of the core elements of trying to make sure the narrative is done in the right way. The kind of stories we’re telling – we’re not going to be locking you in cut-scenes. A lot of that fundamental Irrational bits will certainly be there.
According to the official Kickstarter page, Perception is steeped in a particular brand of horror. Making references to a malevolent force known only as The Presence, players will step into the shoes of a blind and brave young woman, who creeps gingerly through the corridors of an old, abandoned mansion in Gloucester, Massachusetts. It’s a wonderful set-up, too, with players relying on their heightened senses to map out the environment and all of the horrors lurking within.
Should Deep End Games reach their goal, Perception has been penciled in for a June 2016 release. Tell us, do you plan on backing the mysterious project via Kickstarter? Let us know below.