Heathen: FPS Horror Follows The Story Of The Island Of Doctor Moreau
(Last Updated On: June 25, 2016)

Heathen is a first person adventure shooter game, made using the CryEngine and developed by the indie team at Frog Factory.

Heathen follows the story of H.G. Wells book The Island Of Doctor Moreau, about a mad scientist that experimented on man and beasts to create an island filled with strange and twisted creatures, and you will play as one of these creatures trapped on the island. A game that really continues the story of H.G. Wells’ The Island Of Doctor Moreau and follows its rules? Consider me intrigued! Part of the official description describes your role as follows:

This is where your story begins: you are one of those “beasts”. Your task will be long and difficult: Explore, develop, understand and reclaim the island, while respecting the law of Moreau:
“Not to go on all-fours; that is the Law. Are we not Men?
“Not to suck up Drink; that is the Law. Are we not Men?
“Not to eat Fish or Flesh; that is the Law. Are we not Men?
“Not to claw the Bark of Trees; that is the Law. Are we not Men?
“Not to chase other Men; that is the Law. Are we not Men?”

Gameplay wise, Heathen reminds me a lot of the Far Cry game series in both combat and the aesthetic sense that you are half-man, half-beast, with the abilities and gifts of both species to utilize your talents to take out enemies and navigate the area. The graphics look rather nice for an indie game. The developers released a trailer that showcases a bit of the story and gameplay elements, so I linked it down below so you can see for yourself.

Heathen looks like it could be a pretty cool FPS horror game, but for now the developers are working on getting their game onto Steam. Heathen will be an episodic game released in chapters, similar to how developers Telltale releases their games in parts. The first chapter will be released sometime in 2017.

If you are interested you can head over to the Steam Greenlight page to cast your vote and learn more. For additional information and details about the game, you can also visit Heathen official website.


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  • Hawk Hopper

    This does look pretty cool.

    I agree that it does look a lot like Far Cry Instincts because you claw at things and also have some sort of scent sense. I also think that the original Far Cry and Far Cry Instincts was influenced by The Island Of Doctor Moreau because of all the monstrous creatures that were engineered on the island.

    • Nick

      I never thought of that when I originally played it, but looking back, yeah you’re right, that makes perfect sense!