Dark Deception may look like a horror game, but it’s actually Pac-Man, the creepiest, freakiest Pac-Man game you’re likely to play.
You’re tasked with roaming the corridors of the maps, collecting all the shards (Pac-Mans dots) to complete the level. This is easier said than done though as it’s much harder to do from a first person perspective than a top-down view. Not knowing where the enemies are means there are some real jump scares as enemies pop out from behind corners just in-front of you.
Also in development for Oculus Rift, there is a story to the game (something to do with you playing a cop on the run), but it doesn’t matter really, all you need to know about this game is that it’s a freaky first person Pac-Man and it’s great. Inky, Blinky, Pinky and Clyde were never this scary.
Play the Alpha Demo in a Unity supported browser HERE
Dark Deception has now launched it’s Kickstarter campaign. The team have now been liscenced by Sony, so they’re pretty keen to bring it out on PS4 (and Project Morpheus) and Vita as well as PC. They’ve enlisted one of the main character artists from Bioshock Infinite to overhaul their characters, making them even more creepy. They’ve also employed the voice talent of Carolyn Seymour, who’s appeared on-screen in Congo and Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, but is probably best known as Queen Mirrah (Gears of War) and Dr Chakwas (Mass Effect).
As well as a wide range of tweaks, upgrades and improvements, some of the stretch goals include procedurally generated levels, new monsters, multiplayer, Mod support and an Xbox One version. With all the graphical and sound improvements, as well as the promise of new monsters with every level, the scariest Pac-Man you’ve ever played is set to get a whole lot scarier…
Visit the Kickstarter Page HERE