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This Silent Hill-Inspired Game Looks Like Classic Horror

Fans of the survival horror genre may rejoice. It looks like we have a new nightmare on the way, but this one hits some very familiar buttons.

Summerford has just debuted a teaser and it already looks terrifying. The game is being developed for Steam and comes to us from Noisy Valley Studios, which is a relative newcomer to the industry. According to its bio, "Noisy Valley Studios is a three person, family run indie studio founded in 2019." Summerford is the studio's first major project, but if the teaser is any indication, it may be arriving on the scene with a memorable game right out of the gate.


According to Summerford's press materials on the site, the game takes place in a small English village that was abandoned after a horrible nuclear disaster. However, not everything here is what it seems.

While the trailer doesn't give us a ton of story, it definitely sets a mood. We see empty, rain-slicked streets and what appears to be the wreckage left over the previously-mentioned disaster. The final images are chilling, with the protagonist coming upon corpses in the streets, as well as what appears to be a crucified creature of some kind.

In a move that will excite fans of the genre, the game takes its inspiration from "the 'golden age' of survival horror classics like the original Resident Evil, Silent Hill and Alone in the Dark." It appears that Summerfield's goal is to take trademarks of those games, like puzzle-solving and resource management, while also embracing a more "modern gameplay style" and action elements. In other words, it looks like this game wants to combine the best of old-school and new.


As of right now, Summerford is scheduled to be released sometime later this year. We'll keep you posted on any updates. Elsewhere, World of Horror is another upcoming spooky indie title worth checking out. 2020 is looking to be a good year for throwback scares.