For some reason World War I has become popular again. It’s all the rage right now. It might have something to do with Battlefield I being a pretty big seller last year with the whole alternate-reality take on the event; but whatever the case, there’s now a new horror-themed first-person game on the horizon that’s also set during the deadly trench battles of the Great War… and there are some supernatural monstrosities to accompany you in those dark, wet trenches.
The name of the game is called Ad Infinitum, and it was originally announced as part of the Greenlight concept campaign to give gamers an idea of what to expect from the title.
You can check out a few of the concept images and test renders over on the Steam Greenlight page.
A bunch of people are actually quite excited about the game given that it has its own unique look and themes, and it’s actually quite different from a lot of other games out there. During mid April the developers, StrixLab, a small indie outfit from out of Hamburg, Germany, posted up some new images on Twitter of the game running in real-time as part of the upcoming pre-alpha demo. You can check them out below.
The developers haven’t been updating too many of their channels lately as they’ve been neck-deep in development, aiming to get a playable version of the game up and out as soon as possible.
Ad Infinitum is currently running on the Unreal Engine 4, and some concept footage was released a while back to give gamers an idea of what they’re gunning for. You can check out the trailer below courtesy of MathChief.
It reminds me of P.T. Demo set within a Battlefield 1 map. It could work.
There’s no release date yet, and it doesn’t sound like the platforms are wholly decided either, but they definitely have the right look and feel for the game based on the images and video… so far.
As far as gameplay is concerned, you won’t have any weapons to fight against the monsters, but you will be able to hide and solve some puzzles to escape from the trenches and attempt to reach safety.
Ad Infinitum will supposedly contain a lot of realistic machinery, scenarios and environments, but of course mix in the supernatural monster elements to give the game that true horror feeling.
You can check out the official website for a few more images. Hopefully they’ll update it soon and give an ETA on when we can expect the pre-alpha demo to go live.