A new Steam horror game drawing inspirations from Alien Isolation, Blair Witch, X Files, and found-footage classics like The McPherson Tape, is launching in 2023, and will see you battling little grey men as you try to stop your daughter from being abducted, all set against the backdrop of the nostalgic mid-nineties.
Greyhill Incident casts you as Ryan Baker, an average American living in the rural Midwest during the nineties alien abduction hysteria. Armed with a baseball bat and a revolver, you’re one night besieged by the large-headed, oval-eyed, classic-style ‘Greys’, and must defend your family and friends in an homage to nineties horror movies and TV shows.
“It’s the early nineties in the US,” explains developer Refugium Games. “The media talks about weather balloons and conspiracy theories. But residents of a small neighbourhood soon realise the government is lying. The small neighbourhood of Greyhill are afraid to speak up, and fearing being sent to the psychiatric ward, they avoid calling the police.
“As Ryan Baker, an average guy equipped with a baseball bat and a few bullets in his revolver, your path is to get across the atmospheric neighbourhood of Greyhill to save a neighbour who is in serious trouble.”
Tinfoil hats, kitsch furniture, those schlocky flying saucer designs – Greyhill Incident looks like a loving dedication to the found-footage horror movies that dominated the nineties. It’s slated for release in Q2 of 2023, but you can add it now to your Steam Wishlist.
It’s a good time for horror fans, as a new Amnesia game is also slated for release in 2023. You can also check out some of the greatest new games on PC right now, or maybe the best upcoming games we can expect in the next 12 months. You might also want to play some solid survival games, to get you ready for battling it out with Greyhill’s alien invaders.