Polish indie game developer Red Limb Studio released their psychological horror Rise Of Insanity in early access for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Gear VR. This first-person horror is set in the 1970’s and follows the story of Doctor Stephen Dowell, a psychologist with a particularly strange patient and a mysterious past. Now the developer has announced that Rise Of Insanity will be released in full on March 1st, 2018.
In Rise Of Insanity you have to explore the home and workplace of the renowned doctor to figure out what happened to your wife and child. It’s somehow connected to this disturbing patient of yours – though the doctor isn’t innocent. He’s been conducting experiments on the patient, who exhibits symptoms of different mental disorders, and as the story progresses it seems Doctor Dowell’s mind isn’t all that stable either.
Take a look at the launch trailer below:
When the game first released in early access last year, I tried it and said that “the overall art style and object textures in Rise of Insanity are solid and the developers definitely succeeded in creating an eerie and atmospheric environment coupled with the music… As for the progression of the story, there were some interesting parts that definitely had me hooked, wanting to know what happened to the wife and their boy, but other parts were strange and confusing.” The game definitely wasn’t perfect and there were a few immersion breaking mistakes, like poorly translated text and unnatural movement mechanics. Hopefully, those have been fixed for the full release.
The story wasn’t finished back then either so I was left hanging but now we’ll finally get to finish the game and find out the truth behind the creepy mystery in Rise Of Insanity. The game has been inspired by titles like The Shining, The Exorcist and Silent Hill, so it mostly follows classic horror tropes and a slow, methodical progression. The full release will see the completion of the story, as well as the addition of new, even creepier locations.
So if you’re a fan of horror games in general and in the mood to get the pants scared off of you then this coming Thursday then no need to look any further than Rise of Insanity. Just keep in mind that the game is played seated using a keyboard and mouse, which might put some people off but hasn’t kept most from enjoying the game, according to its Steam reviews at least.