Project Trap is a fantastic little Game Boy styled homage to Silent Hills P.T. which sees you trapped in a strangely familiar house with some very dark secrets.
The layout of the house in Project Trap will be immediately familiar to anyone who’s played the Silent Hills P.T. demo, albeit this time it’s viewed from a top-down view and created in a glorious green-hued Game Boy styled pixel art style. It’s all there, down to the creepy locked bathroom, the radio and the looping corridors. However, the narrative is significantly different (and actually more interesting than P.T.’s), and it even injects a little humor into the proceedings.
There are a few little bugs and rough edges, but even in these early Alpha stages of development there’s a lot to like about Project Trap. It does a good job of creating an eerie atmosphere (which is no mean feat considering the Game Boy’s graphical limitations), the story is very intriguing, there are some fun secrets to discover and there are multiple endings to find. It’s also a horror game that doesn’t take itself too seriously and isn’t afraid to get a little weird now and again. It makes for a very enjoyable, yet still satisfyingly creepy, retro styled horror adventure. Highly recommended.
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