Husk to Turn you into a Shell of Yourself with Launch Trailer

on February 4, 2017 9:15 AM

The horror game Husk recently arrived on Steam’s digital shelves courtesy of UndedScout. A new launch trailer also accompanied the release, showing off the haunted town of Shivercliff. The game has a creepy Silent Hill vibe that the devs have not shied away from.

You join Matthew Palmer in 1995 Poland as he searches for his family. Waking up after a horrible train crash, he stumbles through the empty streets and buildings of the coastal town. Creatures will be there to stalk you and puzzles to hinder your progress. As the press release asks, ‘will you have what it takes to look your demons in the eye and find your family?’

Interestingly enough, the title will take look into the dark subjects of alcoholism and domestic violence. Even the new trailer opens up with a real world number to call for those affected by the latter. These real world issues fit well within a horror world, and hopefully UndeadScout treats it than more than just a tool for cheap scares.

The game also features:

  • Immersive narration
  • ’90s atmosphere heavy with cultural references
  • Inspired by titles such as Silent Hill and Alan Wake
  • Different locations in the town of Shivercliff and its surroundings
  • Different types of monsters and boss fights
  • Classic survival horror
  • Dedicated soundtrack created by Arkadiusz Reikowski
  • 4–5 hours of gameplay
  • Powered by Unreal Engine 4

The game is now available for PC on Steam for $19.99 USD. If you buy it before February 10th, you’ll save a dollar off the price. UndeadScout along with the worldwide publisher, IMGN.PRO, have teamed up to make physical copies of the game as well. Unfortunately those are only available in the dev’s native Poland and a few additional countries (Russia, Spain) in the next little bit.

Horror games in the style of Silent Hill always play to my nostalgia and Husk looks quite interesting. The addition of real world issues also is an intriguing layer that could honestly go either way.

The launch trailer is available below:

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Leif Conti-Groome is a staff writer at DualShockers who mainly focuses on indie games and crowdfunding campaigns. He was a contributor to the niche game podcast Total Control and he frequently lends his services to the Torontonian enthusiast group, The Hand Eye Society.