‘U55′ Is One Part H.P. Lovecraft, Two Parts Subway Horror

U55

If I were to come up with a list of places that have always made me even a little uncomfortable, subway systems would rank fairly high on it. There’s something about them that’s always instilled in me a sense of uneasiness, that I’m not really safe. The source of my discomfort could be the handful of horror movies — Mimic, Creep, Midnight Meat Train — or video games — Resident Evil 6, Left 4 Dead, Silent Hill 3, The Train — that have tried their best to make these places intimidating, but I feel like there’s more to it than that.

The indie horror game U55: End of the Line, which takes place in the subway tunnels beneath modern day Berlin, is a beautiful game, as you can see from the video below. It’s also inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft. In it, you’re trapped in a dark and labyrinthine subway system, armed only with your wits and a cell phone. Check it out.

The video ends rather abruptly, but the game itself looks gorgeous and more than a little unsettling. If you would like to see more of U55, you can support its Kickstarter campaign (only three days left!) or follow it on Steam Greenlight.

Have a question? Feel free to ever-so-gently toss Adam an email, or follow him on Twitter and Bloody Disgusting.

  • TheDeadman19

    He tries to call the police. Good thinking. But then ignores the SOS booth right next to him a few seconds later. Oh well.

    NEVER GOING TO TAKE THE SUBWAY AGAIN!

  • MaryMaria

    Looks interesting and the sound design is great, but why oh why would you jump on the tracks? Makes me wonder what happened just before the video started, context might help. If I were in that situation, I’d just book it to the escalators, pronto. At least he tried calling the cops, first.

    • Adam Dodd

      If I were in that situation, I’d probably be curled up on the floor in the fetal position, violently crying and rocking back and forth until the subway monster got me.

  • katshot

    Oh, they need to make a huge reference to “Creep” movie. If that “subway creature” screamed instead of growling, i’ll shit my pants just from the start of trailer. imho.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joshua.turney.58 Joshua Turney

    Lovecraftian horror in a subway with only a cell phone and my smarts……. I’m in. not in reality though.