Development team Steelkrill Studio, creators of the popular horror games The Backrooms 1998 and Trenches – currently has just announced a new psychological horror survival game – The Voidness, where it takes in a SCI-FI setting in space, you play as one of the eight astronauts sent into the void filled with just gloom and darkness to study it’s existence and the only way to see is by scanning the environment with your range finder device, however you are not alone. The Voidness will be available on Steam on 17 March, 2023.
You take the role of a space specialist named Francesca Lee, sent to study the mysterious void on a newly founded planet filled with just gloom and darkness. Things however, are not what they seem to be. Navigate your way by scanning the environment equipped with your range scanning device, upgrade, scan and mind your footsteps as every step you take can be deadly inside the void. Use scanning turrets to guide you in the environments, find upgrades, mark landmarks and more. Trend carefully as stepping on debris will make them hear you, same as if you are within their line of sight or if you make any noise. Something is lurking in The Voidness alongside you .. and the only way to see it, is by scanning.
- LIDAR scanning environment: Scan the environment with your range scanner device to see in the darkness and gloom.
- Terrifying enemies that listens: Try to make past terrifying enemies that listens, and can only be seen by scanning them.
- Puzzle Solving: Find clues, solve puzzles and try to advance to the next objectives.
- Microphone Input: When in hiding, the enemy can hear your breathing – through your microphone. Don’t breath. Don’t panic.
- Upgrades and more: Find and upgrade your scanner to scan vertically, horizontally, increase size of the scan and much more.
- Level-based story: Uncover the story of what happened inside The Voidness.
- Survival elements with full inventory system, objectives, clue-findings and tools to help you in escaping.
- Find, uncover and unravel the terrifying backstory of The Voidness within the darkness, your only way to see is by scanning the environment.
- Stamina System: You won’t be able to outrun it. It will catch you as it never gets tired.
- Saving Levels System: Save your progress by finding save points, and certain auto-saves.
- Puzzles to unsolve, mysteries to uncover. Use your mind to overcome obstacles that you will find in your way.
- Inventory Management: Find supplies, upgrades, health packs and more items will be vital for your survival.
- Hiding System: Hide from the enemies under tables, while trying to stay quiet as they can hear you from your microphone when you are in hiding mode.
- Gut Wrecking Moments: Walking on broken glass can make noises that the enemy may hear, same as moving crates or knocking over objects. all these things can give away your position. Try to evade them or use them as your advantages.
- Stealth System: Try and sneak through the terrifying enemies that can only be seen by scanning them.
- Plan Accordingly: Plan your next move as it may be your last. Peak around corners, watch your foosteps, move slowly on glass and use stealth.