Indie publisher Assemble Entertainment and developer Tainted Pact have announced a new mash-up of first person and text-based horror in Suffer the Night. An homage to classic slasher films, Suffer the Night will arrive later this year on Steam. In fact, you can check out the game’s demo today!
In Suffer the Night, players take on the role of Stacey Liden, a painter isolated in her cabin in the woods who specializes in horror illustrations. After receiving an envelope containing a mysterious floppy disk, Stacy boots it up on her old PC and begins playing. As she progresses through the terror of the text-based adventure, she’s visited by a mysterious stranger, who quickly turns threatening, urging her to finish the game. As she does so, the strange horror within the game begin to seep into the real world.
As you might expect, Suffer the Night has a “game within a game” motif, seeing you play through a text-based dungeon crawler filled with grisly scenarios and vivid descriptions of the atrocities wherein. You’ll need to flex your old-school gaming muscles in order to progress.
Making matters worse is the aforementioned stranger that has taken a keen interest in you finishing the game. That’s not to say that he won’t hesitate to make his presence known for other things. You’ll have to address his disruptions throughout your playtime, or suffer the consequences.
“We are thrilled beyond words to welcome Suffer the Night, our first true foray into horror, into our games catalogue,” said Stefan Marcinek, CEO and founder of Assemble Entertainment. “Tainted Pact has woven together an impressive blend of dread and nostalgia, and we’re excited to be able to help bring this story of terror and woe to life.”