Indonesia has had its moments when it comes to making scary movies, but those days are long gone thanks to the crappy sexualized horror movies popping up every month or so. On the bright side, we might see the gross-out glory days back, but this time in the form of a PC game. Arguably the hottest horror game in Indonesia, DreadOut has received a lot of publicity both nationally and internationally. Now the game studio is asking your help to make the project come true through crowdsourcing site Indiegogo – and by voting for it to get onto Steam.
Developed by Digital Happiness, DreadOut tells the story of an Indonesian high school girl venturing through creepy landscapes equipped with only a smartphone camera as weapon. Yes, that doesn’t tell a lot about the storyline, but the mystery is part of the chilling thrill. Inside the game you will find numerous Indonesian spectral characters like tuyul and pocong as ghosts.
Game producer Rachmad Imron told us that the reason they’re building this game is because they like horror-themed entertainment very much, and that a lot of people share their enthusiasms about it. The team is betting that high quality games are slowly moving in a new direction by moving to platforms such as Steam Box and Ouya. Besides that, 3D PC games represent a less saturated market than the usual 2D mobile games.
Rachmad explained that most of the team members are 3D artists, and that they’ve been working on animation for years prior to DreadOut. So far, the game looks really scary. It is touted to be one of the six upcoming games that look terrifying by the Bloody Disgusting blog, alongside other famous titles like Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs. The DreadOut demo game has been played by numerous online game testers like PewDiePie as well.
Lending a hand
There are a few ways that you can help the DreadOut project. First, you can help spread the word about the game to your friends. Second, the team is seeking funding for DreadOut on Indiegogo. Digital Happiness promises a few rewards like becoming one of the games’ ghosts for a certain level of funding. Third, you can also vote the game on Steam. Or fourth, if you have a nice office in the area, the team consisting of 17 people from Bandung is looking for a new place to work.