A new survival horror game called Pamela is under development at Toronto-based NVYVE Studios. The game was unveiled mere hours ago at the Game Developer’s Conference, and here are some of the details courtesy of Polygon.
First of all, who is Pamela? She’s the Cortana-like AI that guides the player through the island resort of Eden (which is far from a paradise, at least in the state you’re introduced to it). The character you play, which will be randomly generated each time, will sport a bionic arm that Pamela can talk to you through. According to lead developer Christian McDonald, Pamela can run on that arm because…..Pamela uses the 90% of your brain that you don’t use…..because you don’t eat a vegan diet, so you don’t have superpowers…..seriously, what is it going to take to kill this myth? I guess the problem is that it’s too full of narrative potential to get rid of.
A plague has infected the island and people are transforming into murderous monsters left and right. You want to avoid killing any of them, if possible, because Pamela is powered by those people’s brains and she won’t like it if there’s one less power source. Pamela also runs the electrical grid so if you shoot three crazies in an area, the lights might go out and make the game harder for you. Your goal is not just your own survival, but hers as well, requiring more of a thinking strategy than most first-person games.
Don’t expect Pamela anytime soon….the game has only been in development for four months, and won’t see release until 2016 at the earliest.