Neverending Nightmares will be migrating from PC to Playstation 4 and Playstation Vita consoles before the end of June, according to a number of reports, bringing its unusual brand of horror and psychological exploration in tow. Players will be able to relive the 2014 horror experience running at a “targeted” 1080p, with a frame rate of 60FPS and the added visual bonus of antialiasing, which aims to sharpen the visual experience.
Although the game is now two years old, it should still be effective given its use of (mostly) monochromatic and 2D visuals. For PlayStation owners, the developer says it’s improved “plenty of rough edges,” making it easier to reach and recognise the points where the narrative branches in different directions. “This makes a huge difference in the experience,” Infinitap creative director Matt Gilgebach says.
Finally, the PlayStation titles will support cross buy and cross save at launch — so if you own both pieces of hardware, you can switch between the two at any time and continue playing, no questions asked. Just have a pair of headphones ready when you switch to the Vita version, because the spooky soundtrack thoroughly deserves a decent set of cans.
- Terrifying nightmare worlds inspired by real life struggles with OCD and depression.
- Black and white artwork creates a distinctive moody and dark atmosphere.
- Branching narrative features 3 completely different endings.
- A dynamic lighting system gives the ever present darkness a character of its own.
- IGF nominated composer Skyler McGlothlin delivers a haunting and oppressive dark ambient score.
The official description of the game reads:
“Neverending Nightmares is a psychological horror game inspired by the developer’s actual battle with mental illness. In the game, you take on the role of Thomas who awakens from a terrible nightmare only to find that he is still dreaming. As he descends deeper through the layers of hellish dreamscapes, he must hide from horrifying apparitions and outrun his inner demons. He must discover which of the horrors he encounters are a manifestation of his own psychological state and figure out what reality will be when he finally wakes up.”