Daymare brings back the best of 90s survival horror

It has “1998” in the title, so it’s safe to say it will be good.

Our inbox was greeted today with what looks like eye candy for anyone who enjoyed the pinnacle of survival horror games during the 90s. Daymare: 1998, developed by Invader Studios and published by Destructive Creations, will surely interest you if you’ve been a fan of the glory days of this genre.

First off, I want to say that this is the first time I’ve seen a game with a reference to the 90s in its name. It makes me feel very, very old. But I’ll take it with pride, because that era gave us so much regarding survival horror experiences, especially through Sony’s Playstation. Secondly, I’ll say it now: I will play this game.

Daymare: 1998 is a third-person survival horror game set in a quiet town turned into a deadly zone thanks to an outbreak originated in a research facility. Sound familiar? We’ll play as three different characters: a member of H.A.D.E.S. task force (Hexacore Advanced Division for Extraction and Search), a helicopter pilot and a forest ranger as they try to understand what’s happened in this little town. There seems to be a deep lore behind the facts and we’ll be able to study it as soon as we get rid of the murderous “zombies” roaming the place.

I insist: sounds familiar? I honestly don’t think it’s a coincidence that 1998 is the same year in which Resident Evil 2 was released, and just one year prior to Silent Hill’s debut. 1996? Original Resident Evil. 1999? Dino Crisis. I could go on, but you get the point.

The horror genre has a niche fan base that won’t ever fade away because they -we- just crave for the chills, especially with fixed camera angles on the side. For what we can see in today’s story trailer, this will be a faithful recreation of those feelings these titles provided us with. Tension, resource management, limited ammo, dark narratives and a closed environment are some of the elements evidenced in Daymare: 1998.

Let’s see where this takes us, shall we? Daymare: 1998 has been in development for nearly three years and is scheduled to be released during this summer for PC.

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Our boy from Buenos Aires, Juan has been a gamer for as long as he can remember (and possibly even longer than that). He loves a good story, and believes every indie game has a compelling one to tell.

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