Shining lights on issues may not be as efficient an answer to social ills as first thought, however it appears key to surviving a nightmare robopocalypse. Announced again in July, Big Robot (Sir, You Are Being Hunted and The Signal From Tölva) live as much as their title once more with The Light Keeps Us Safe, a techno-horror survival journey set in a world the place the sky has gone darkish and robots prowl the countless night time.
The game has been shrouded in thriller and shadow up til now, however in a brand new video launched at present (and located under), we get our first transient peek at what survival entails in its gloomy world – narrated by dev lead (and RPS co-founder) Jim Rossignol. The game is because of enter early entry in October.
While The Signal From Tolva was extra of a S.T.A.L.Okay.E.R-inspired shooter, The Light Keeps Us Safe seems like a logical successor to Big Robot’s debut Sir, You Are Being Hunted. Once once more it’s set in a procedurally generated apocalypse taken over by robots, though this one is way much less whimsical. Menacing drones patrol the panorama, their darkish pink lighting and mechanical hum telegraphing their look, and it appears the participant has little or no choice however to flee and conceal.
The new footage provides us a peek on the techniques that will probably be defending the participant from these murderous machines. It seems that the title is correct – the sunshine does maintain you protected, and the machines can’t deal with something aside from their very own pink haze or pure gloom. The participant’s primary software is a strange-looking upgradeable flashlight. Most fascinating is a mode for it that reveals otherwise-invisible machine buildings. We additionally get a peek at some type of hovering ball lightning anomaly in an deserted home, suggesting some high-level weirdness happening on this world.
It’s precisely what I’ve come to count on from Big Robot – moody landscapes, mechanical menace and a vein of cosmic horror including a little bit of spice to the lonely trek. I’m wanting ahead to getting misplaced at midnight when the game enters early entry subsequent month.
The Light Keeps Us Safe will launch as early entry on October 11th. You can find it on Steam here.
Disclosure: Big Robot head Jim Rossignol – the person narrating the very video above – was one in all RPS’s founders! Beyond that, he left the location lengthy earlier than I arrived, so other than his title being whispered with hushed reverence (or worry of re-summoning some elder horror) by some, he’s simply one other developer, as far as I’m involved.