From DOEDESCO and Indigo Studios, Charon’s Staircase has received its first ever teaser that shows off the premise and atmosphere of the upcoming title. In the game you play as an agent codenamed ‘Desmond’, tasked with retrieving and destroying classified documents from the Oack Grove estate that reveal the horrifying truth of the past. However, you may find more than you bargained for. An official description reads; ‘n the 1970s, a totalitarian regime known as The Ministry ruled with an iron fist. They committed numerous inhumane and sinister acts during their reign, but those days are over, as they now aspire to join the European Union. In this first-person horror mystery game, you set out to bury the horrible past of a tyrannical government. Retrieve and destroy the documents that unravel the secrets that lie beneath Oack Grove. Will you discover the terrifying truth and find your way out?’
Yes, the 70s was this bad IRL
The teaser that was released today shows areas of the dark and grim Oack Grove. Inspired by the vintage Central-European era, the atmosphere of Charon’s Staircase gives off a dark Victorian ambience. As the story unfolds in the teaser, it also shows a glimpse of the horror players will be facing in the game.
A gameplay description reads; ‘ Uncover the secrets about Project Alpha and discover what The Ministry has been hiding for years. Survive a hellish nightmare and escape the horrors of Oack Grove. Solve the mysteries and puzzles that you encounter during your mission. Explore a dark and stunning atmosphere inspired by the 70s Central European era.’
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Be careful what you wish for…but this looks promising
Charon’s Staircase is aiming for a Q4 release, and you can wishlist the game now on Steam. To keep up with the development you can go to the Website, and if Steam isn’t your bag, it’s also on the Epic Games Store.