Independent game studio Jukai Studio and Versus Evil has released an all new Steam demo for their upcoming mystery-driven psychological horror game.
Dive into the mind of Daniel, a teenage boy who inherits a home from his estranged grandmother. As he moves in, Daniel meets the enigmatic Martha who knows more about the house than he would expect. As night falls, dark secrets hiding within the dwelling and Daniel’s past come out of the woodworks – secrets Daniel cannot seem to outrun…
The new demo begins with Daniel and Martha arriving outside the Aspen Falls police station, which is locked down tight. Players will explore the area in search of a way inside, but will encounter dark forces hellbent on keeping them out.
Stray Souls combines beloved elements of Japanese survival horror games with an array of new tricks, including a variety of randomized systems where enemy encounters, item placement, paranormal activity and even weather patterns are always changing so no two playthroughs are exactly the same. Using the power of Metahuman technology and Unreal Engine 5, characters and environments are authentically brought to life, throwing you straight into the dread and dismay of the narrative.
“We’re big fans of Japanese horror and Stray Souls is a love letter to everything we adore about the genre,” said Artur Łączkowski, Owner & Director at Jukai Studio. “It’s creepy in a psychological way, with nightmarish enemies enshrouded in dreary, foggy environments where everything is just a little off in some way. It’s a dark reflection of our reality that’s full of fantastic elements, but remains just familiar enough to get under our skin. We hope this demo gives players a glimpse of the tone and gameplay that awaits when the full game releases later this year.”
Stray Souls will launch later this year on PC, PlayStation, and Xbox Series consoles.