The latest in the hugely popular horror anthology series, The DreadX Collection, from DreadXP, was announced last night, and it looks to be the biggest one yet. An official description reads; ‘Experience the next part – or should we say party – of the Dread X Collection universe. Showcasing the handpicked talent of 12 up-and-coming indie talents from around the world, Dread X Collection 5 delivers the scares in the most intense entry yet. Enter a world of broken amusements and haunting television shows in this gripping blend of entertainment-themed horror.’
The most interesting part for fans of previous entries in the collection will be the continuation of the Dread X Universe. This time players are placed in Outpost 3000; ‘the place every kid dreams of for their birthday.’ This alien-themed party venue is more than it seems, but you need not worry about that, with plenty of games on offer within its walls. This fully-realised venue is sure to be full of surprises we can’t wait to experience.
The games featured in the collection are as follows;
HUNSVOTTI, by Roope Tamminen: Finland, 1888. The locals are celebrating Juhannus, a nightless night in midsummer said to hold magical power. A ritual must be completed.
Gallerie, by Shakles: The paint whispers in an infamous art gallery where mysterious disappearances have occurred.
The Book of Blood, by Darkstone Digital: The night signals closing time at Pomeroy Grasslands carnival and its employee Trevor volunteers to lock up. Alone in his booth, with a strange book in Lost and Found, a man steps out of the darkness and hands Trevor a note: “let me in.”
Karao, by Stroboskop: A late night of karaoke. A wrong turn. Singing? Where did the train station come from, and where does it go?
Rotten Stigma, by VisceralError: 12 children disappeared at the Gallagher Sports Center in 2006. Neal, a retired policeman, finds the courage to investigate.
Spirit Guardian, by Nikk F.: A daycare haunted by something sinister. Cries for help echo from its empty halls.
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We Never Left, by FYRE Games: On a dark and stormy night in 1983, the phone rings. “FINISH THE GAME”.
Vestige, by Philip Hasselback: An old video game from childhood. A familiar place. A dark memory breaks through.
Resver, by Colorfiction: It’s the twentieth anniversary of the tragic fire that claimed dozens of lives at the legendary Resver nightclub in 1992. An invitation arrives. It’s time for a night to remember at the resurrected Resver.
Ludomalica, by iwilliams: It’s past midnight and mom and dad are gone for the weekend. There’s no better time than now to try playing Ludomalica. It’s just a board game, right? But something feels … wrong.
Beyond the Curtain, by Matt Reeves: A young child falls asleep during a puppet show and awakes alone in an old, musty theater. Finding all the doors to be bricked over, the child must face the darkness that lies beyond the curtains.
INTERIM, by PhantomSloth Games: Alfred moved to Hollywood, with nothing more than a few dollars in his pocket, and a dream in his heart. A dream to be front and center as the leading man in a major motion picture. All eyes would be on him, in the INTERIM.
We’re excited to finally play the collection, and the fresh-off-the-presses release date is… May 3rd! Catch a trailer for the collection below, and be sure to check it out on Steam!