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Chasing Static

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: Ratalaika Games
Developer: Headware Games
Release Date: Q3 2021

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'Chasing Static' Comes to PC Next Month, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation and Xbox Q1 2022 - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 14, 2021 @ 2:09 p.m. PDT

Chasing Static brings 32-bit horror to the 21st century where you have to uncover a dark plot of scientific malpractice and government conspiracy.

Traverse through dread-filled forests and other sinister settings in a dark, twisted version of rural North Wales. Hunt for the truth by picking up the static-filled musings of the departed.

Seek shelter from a crushing storm as Chris Selwood, a man traveling through rural Northern Wales in the dead of the night following his father’s funeral. After a warm coffee courtesy of a charming waitress at a roadside café offers a short respite, Chris witnesses unspeakable terror as he sees the waitress violently pinned to the ceiling by an indescribable monstrosity. Chris passes out and later awakens to the long deserted ruins of the café, his world now shrouded in darkness.

To save himself and escape this nightmare, Chris must uncover the truth about a decades-long government conspiracy. Using strange technology, listen for signals acting as aural cues to navigate these haunted places, learning puzzle solutions by listening to the static-laden conversations of long-lost souls. 

Use the Frequency Displacement Monitoring Device capable of tracking signals and revealing unworldly audio to discover the secrets of adrift spirits corrupted by strange forces. Traverse through blackened woods, uninhabited ruins, and mysterious government facilities to discover mysteries while avoiding harmful forces. Lo-fi 3D graphics meet hi-fi audio quality and sound design, with all audio cues represented visually for accessibility purposes.

Rendered in a graphical style harkening back to horror games on the original PlayStation, explore foreboding locales including dense woods, abandoned villages, shadowy government facilities, and a mysterious bunker. Piece together what happened to the residents of the long-abandoned village of Hearth, and discover shocking revelations about Chris, his father’s past and the mysterious Echo Garden Facility.


“The 32-bit era of survival horror left a lasting mark on me, and while I wasn’t experienced enough yet to make a game during that era, I’m now ready to deliver my take on lo-fi survival horror,” said Nathan Hamley, Founder, Headware Games. “I look forward to passing on the nightmares from this golden age of horror to a whole new generation this October.”

Chasing Static is coming to PC (Steam) on Oct. 14, 2021, followed by Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One editions in Q1 2022.


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