Remember when you were watching one (or all) of the movies in the Aliens franchise? Remember how you’d cringe in suspense-ridden anticipation when you knew something bad was about to happen or when something’s about to jump out of the shadows and take out the unsuspecting humans? Well, that kind of fear and desire to survive is what indie dev Camel 101 wants to replicate in a unique yet familiar way in their survival-horror game Sleepers.
We don’t have much other than what’s in the trailer (see it below), and what’s in the screenshots and press release. Directly from the Sleepers website (link above in the first paragraph),
Sleepers is a survival horror game set in the future, where the player (you) just woke up in a [space]ship with no memory.
You don’t remember what happened or what your name is.
And you quickly find out that something’s wrong. Most of the crew is dead. The rest is… changed, dead or insane.
Nothing is what it seems, no one can be trusted.
You’ll need to survive and find out what’s going on and what happened to the crew. Sometimes the hostiles can be taken out, but most of the times the best strategy is to run and hide.
Here are the features we know so far from the press release. Sleepers is played from a first-person POV, where you can pick up and interact with objects and weapons. But, the weapons in the game have very limited ammo, hence the emphasis on running and hiding. There will be many enemies in terms of type, number, and strength, so stealth will be very crucial.
The enemies in question will be reactive, able to hear and follow enemies, as well as investigate disturbances made by players. The game will also have Oculus Rift support, adding that extra dimension of realism.
Sleepers is slated for release in Q2 2016 for PC, Mac, and Linux. The social media accounts of Camel 101 include Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube. Take a look at the teaser trailer and screenshots released so far below.