In this very special edition of Indie Horror Spotlight, it’s Adam vs. the Mosquito.
Seriously. If there was a list of annoying video game bugs — the insects, not those of the technical variety — DreadOut’s mosquito would claim every spot on the list. That persistent creature followed me the whole time, and refused to let me lock him in a room so I could have some good scary fun. Other than that fun-sucking mosquito, the demo’s pretty great. You can watch me play it after the jump.
This is the first time I’ve covered an indie horror game that hasn’t been released yet. Right now, the demo is the only way to get your hands on it, but it sounds as if the full game isn’t too far out.
If you’re unfamiliar with it, DreadOut follows a group of high school students who get lost in a ghost town during their school trip. This town puts the ghost in ghost town, as it is brimming with sinister spirits that really don’t like getting their pictures taken. In it, you control a girl names Linda, who discovers she may have the power to save herself and her friends from the horrors lurking in the town.
The (tentative) system requirements this game requires are:
Tentative system requirements :
- 2 GHz CPU or faster (Multi-core recommended)
- 2 GB RAM or bigger
- Windows XP SP2 or later (Windows 7 recommended)
- Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or later
- Linux kernel 2.6.32 or later (Ubuntu recomended, 10.04 LTS or later)
- DirectX 9.0c or later (with latest driver recomended)
- OpenGL 2.0 or higher (with latest driver recomended)
- GeForce 6, Radeon X1300, GMA X3000 vga card or better
It’s no Crysis. I played it on an old PC and had no problems other than that incredibly annoying bug. Watch me be scared for a few minutes than really frustrated for the remainder of my time with the demo in the video below!
If you’d rather play the demo yourself, you can download it here.