Psychological horror game Infliction explores the nightmarish side of suburbia

What madness lies in the heart of your neighborhood?


Looking for something new and scary to play that's appropriate for Halloween? Give Caustic Reality's newly-launched Infliction a try, which looks like an impressive release all from one man – Clinton McCleary. McCleary tackled the game as a solo project, and acted as designer, programmer, artist, animator, and sound engineer. He's been busy, and the game looks particularly creepy.

Infliction is a first-person psychological horror title that looks to explore the madness of suburbia. Players are tasked with exploring the nightmarish world of an average family home and piecing together parts of the story from letters, journals, messages, and other tidbits found within the home. The dark secrets of the home will be revealed in time, all while a shadowy creature stalks you from the darkness.

Inspired by games like Gone Home, creator McCleary states that it's focused on creating "personal tension" and is inspired by fears that came about when he became a father for the first time. With that in mind, you can bet it'll be teeming with some very spooky moments. The game's available now on Steam if you're curious about what horrors it holds.

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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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