You might have played plenty of survival horror game but a startup Malaysian game studio called Spacepup Entertainment is cooking up something different for the genre. Instead of using elements from the western world or having apocalyptic nature, the company’s gamed – called Tell No One – is inspired by Malaysian horror stories.
In the game, gamers will follow the journey of a female journalist who has come to a remote village to investigate supernatural incidents that have took place in the village. She will encounter several entities from local horror folklore throughout her investigation with some of them are just there to provide some (scary) distractions while some will be harmful to the character.
Just like many other games in the genre, Tell No One apparently will be featuring plenty of puzzles and since gamers will not be equipped with any weapons in the game, they might need to complete their tasks before the worst happens. Apart from drawing inspiration from local ghostly tales, another factor that made the game really interesting to us is the fact that it might be the first Malaysian-made game to support the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset and they have actually demonstrate that very capability at Comic Fiesta last year.
According to this interview with Spacepup Entertainment’s founder, Yuen Wai Leong, Tell No One will be released in episodic manner with the first part of the game will be the prologue to the story which will give gamers some background story about the haunted village. The studio aims to release it by the end of February on Steam for PC and Mac although Yuen didn’t actually provide any pricing for it.
Spacepup Entertainment will then subsequently review feedback from users before deciding if it is feasible enough to continue with the next part of the game within six months. To keep track of their progress, do visit Tell No One’s Facebook page at facebook.com/tellnooneapp. If you want to take a sneak peek at some of the game’s “inhabitants”, there are a number of concept arts from the game over at its IndieDB page that you are able to check out.