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The Subject

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Action/Adventure
Developer: DarkStone Digital
Release Date: Nov. 30, 2018

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'The Subject' Trailers Shows Behind The Scenes Footage

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2018 @ 2:07 a.m. PDT

The Subject is a puzzle-solving survival horror game with a visual influence from 80s sci-fi and a dark tone, where the player is given various puzzles to solve while navigating the maze-like complex.

Far in the future, prisoners are bought and sold as property; used for everything both legal and otherwise without any repercussions to the buyer. Companies have replaced volunteers with prisoner purchases for various drug trials, weapons exercises, and anything else that could cause legal action. You have been purchased for testing.

You have been purchased. You have been acquired in the most recent bulk order of prisoners for BioMass Labs and are being shuttled off for study at the Kohate testing facilities. No information is known about the details of the study.

The subject is a sci-fi horror puzzle game where you are the next subject in-line for testing. You are forced into a maze-like complex that you will have to navigate to find your way to the various puzzle rooms that need to be solved. Learn all the twists and turns of the maze well. You are required to visit a bio-data terminal periodically to record your vital signs and other data for the test. If you fail to do so, you will be removed from testing by euthanization.

But no matter how well you do, or how well you think you know the maze. Never feel too comfortable... you are not alone. Something is hunting you. Be careful, run, hide, and survive the thread wandering in the dark. There's more to this test than it seems.

A layer of pressure and a feeling of terror always being just around the corner have been combined with the winding tunnels and massive puzzle rooms to give the player an experience that will keep them immersed. Solve the puzzles, escape death, and learn the purpose of the Kohate complex.

DarkStone Digital has launched a kickstarter campaign, looking for $6,000 to finish up development on The Subject.

The kickstarter now includes physical rewards, if you are a backer, you will automatically get these free add-ons at their respective reward levels.

Key Features:

  • Navigate the maze
  • Solve puzzles
  • Run and hide from the threat lurking in the dark
  • Avoid euthanization
  • If you're lucky, discover the truth behind the testing

The Subject will launch on PC (Steam) by the end of 2018.

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