For horror gamer fans of Roman Polanski’s Repulsion or Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, developer Pentacle has a gorgeous-looking little ditty for you in The Works of Mercy, which is set for release June 7th.
The psychological horror game, which takes inspiration from Polanski and Kubrick, casts the player in an uncomfortable position: Forced to murder. Seems that a mysterious individual has given you a grim task to kill randomly-selected people in order to save your own family. The player must grapple with this, along with a set of heavy questions. Who is the tormentor? Why is he so vengeful towards your family? How far do you have to go to satisfy this individual? How can you justify the killing in the sake of saving someone’s life? And how will you cope with the sense of guilt?
The tasks assigned to the player must be completed in order to progress through the storyline, but every action results in consequences. And given that these consequences will affect your play style, there are multiple endings to the game. Not to mention that the world itself is a fully interactive environment that’s reminiscent of the Silent Hills’ demo, P.T.. If that doesn’t get your attention, then the screenshots for this game will, which show off some awesome visuals. Definitely one to keep an eye out for next month.