December 10th, 2012 | By Alex Wilkinson
We have all played Amnesia The Dark Descent by now (I hope), it was a great game that really managed to set a whole new level of horror in games. Many studios have tried to emulate this and in many cases copied some of the key elements, often generating very serious and psychological games.
The development team over at Misfit Village who are developing Tainted Fate however have entirely different ideas on how to take the Amnesia theme and ideas. They are aiming to shy away from the whole psychological nature that is easy to generate with these empty settings, and instead aim for more of an Evil Dead/ Drag Me To Hell vibe to their game. Check out the trailer below to find out more:
Tainted Fate has a very interesting take on narrative, interweaving two stories into one continuous game. The first is set in the 1940s and follows a man convicted of murder, who is then sent off to an island. Once he arrives however strange things begin to happen and so the mysteries of the island begins to unfold.
The second story is set in 2012 following a young female filmmaker. After hearing tales of a haunted island she decided to uproot and head to this remote location, in the aim of making the most horrifying film of her career.
Tained Fate does sound a very interesting new horror game, and more importantly one that is not trying to take itself too serious whilst still being able to impart a fantastic story. If you are a fan of horror overall and do love the clichés that exist within the genre I have a strong feeling you will love Tainted Fate.
Misfit Village are currently running an IndieGoGo campaign to raise the modest sum of $3,000 to allow the team to get together some of the essentials needed to continue development.
If you are interested in Tainted Fate be sure to check out their IndieGoGo page here, you can even test out the tech demo of the game.