PAX East 2018: The InnerFriend Gameplay and Interview

We go one-on-one with the developers of this unique psychological horror game at PAX East 2018. 


There aren't enough good psychological horror games out there, and there probably never will be. So when a new challenger comes along, you've got to respect the creators. Indie developer PLAYMIND's upcoming game The InnerFriend looks to incorporate some of your childhood fears into its unique take on the genre. 

At PAX East 2018, Greg Burke and Donovan Erskine spoke to Médéric Ellul-Gravel of PLAYMIND about the title, where players are given the monumental task of saving a young child. But there's a catch: All the things that go bump in the night are swirling around while you're trying to do so, and they're coming from the very kid you have to save!

With Jungian influences as well as content inspired by the '80s, Poltergeist, and Stanley Kubrick, The InnerFriend looks to terrify players with a combination of atmospheric horror and a sense of dread so thick you could cut it with a knife.

Check out the interview above and for more great content straight out of PAX East, check out the official Shacknews Twitch channel!

The InnerFriend is set to be released in September 2018 and will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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Fueled by horror, rainbow-sugar-pixel-rushes, and video games, Brittany is a Senior Editor at Shacknews who thrives on surrealism and ultraviolence. Follow her on Twitter @MolotovCupcake and check out her portfolio for more. Like a fabulous shooter once said, get psyched!

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