‘Death In Candlewood’ Is A “Love Story Between The Living And The Dead”

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Some of the folks who helped bring us Silent Hill: Origins, F.E.A.R. and The Witcher have teamed up to form a new studio called Rosebud Games. Their first project is an open-world psychological horror FPS that draws inspiration from the works of Edgar Allan Poe, as well as several classic horror films. It’s also set in 1940s America, a culturally significant era that, for some reason or another, isn’t often tackled by video games.

That all sounds great, but the most intriguing thing about this game may be the idea that it’s a self-described “love story between the living and the dead.” Read on for more.

According to its Kickstarter, the game “spans a single night in the life of Ray Dune, a doctor whose relationship with reclusive psychiatrist Lester Caravan has reached a deadly crisis point. When his vulnerable adopted son Rizzo mysteriously disappears, Dune is forced to act. Navigating the dark paths of Candlewood Mountains and a terrifying onslaught of inhuman assailants, Dune sets out on a desperate bid to save himself and his son from the bloody machinations of a madman.”

If you’d like to help Death In Candlewood see the light of day, you can support it on Kickstarter.

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  • aphroditeboy

    Question though – Is this going to be a full length 15/20 – 30/50 hour game? Or is it going to be a shorter length game such as ‘Journey’?

    Looks promising either way. Love that they are drawing on classical horror themes and references.

    • Adam Dodd

      I don’t think they’ve revealed the game’s length, but according to its Kickstarter, its world is massive. It’ll have over 1,000 navigable buildings scattered about its 6km² world, so that sounds like it could take a while to complete.