Dead End

Published on Thursday, February 6, 2014
Dead End

You might think most creepy environments have been done to death by horror video games. And you’d be right. Ask yourself just how many mental asylums, abandoned hospitals, sprawling mansions and dimly lit forests you’ve explored during your career as a horror gamer. More than is healthy, no doubt. So it would probably take something rather special (and/or twisted) to persuade us to revisit any of the above. Welcome “Sea of Nooses” to the fold, an indie horror game which asks players to explore the infamous Aokigahara forest. For the uninitiated, Aokigahara forest is located in Japan, and is the site of a disturbing number of suicides. In fact, it’s reported that people have visited the location to end their lives since the eighteen hundreds, with an average of one hundred recorded suicides each year. Sea of Nooses places players in the role of Seicho Rye, an ex-police officer whose sister went missing in the forest back in 2001. Now retired, he’s determined to explore the forest and uncover the truth behind her unexplained disappearance. Likening the gameplay to Slender: The Arrival's Scrapbook, you’ll come across audio logs and video files “collected off of dead bodies or Broken Camcorders”. Nice. No word on the release date yet, but for anyone who’s interested you can follow and track the game via the link below. Just don’t Google image the forest. Ok?

http://www.indiedb.com/games/sea-of-nooses

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