Upcoming horror game P.A.M.E.L.A. has an interesting twist on the usual sci-fi entries into the horror genre. It’s not set on a spaceship or a station or an asteroid or a cyberpunk dystopia. It’s set in a glittering sci-fi city where everyone wears silver jumpsuits and life is all technological and awesome.
And then people get turned into zombies, and you have to use your cool gauntlet thing that turns into a shield or a gun or a handful of other things to stay alive.
The developers at NVYVE Studios describe P.A.M.E.L.A. as a “utopian survival horror game,” and you’ll be trekking around their ruined Star Trek-looking civilization, called Eden because of course, trying to figure out what happened and not get eaten or whatever. Players will “uncover the tragic events that lead to the downfall of a civilization, fighting for their lives as the broken citizens of Eden defend their home against intrusion,” according to an NVYVE press release.
The thing is, there’s no linear path through Eden, and enemy encounters and items in the world are randomly generated, so NVYVE says no two players’ experiences will be identical. You’ll also be trying to set up a safe haven so you don’t get murdered, and have to figure out how best to manage a finite power supply so as not to get stuck in the dark with spooky things.
You can get a load of how P.A.M.E.L.A. will play from the earlier video above. It’s set to come out on PC sometime later this year.