Amazon is working on a new horror game that looks absolutely sick [VIDEO]


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In Amazon’s quest to provide more homegrown games for their growing platform of Android phones, tablets and television products, the company has partnered with an experienced development house to bring an awesome new game. It’s called Lost Within, a horror game that places you into the shoes of a patient stuck at a haunted, hollowed mental ward.

Everything seems ordinary at first — your typical eery building that used to be filled with some of the world’s most deranged, crazy, delusional and, well, weird people — until you realize there’s a good reason the building was completely abandoned. Something inside it is out to kill anything and everything that steps foot inside, including you.

This isn’t a simple hide-and-seek jump scare fest like most horror games tend to be these days. The player will have access to the various tools scattered throughout the asylum to create makeshift weapons and defend themselves. That’s not to say you won’t need to hide at all, though — you won’t always have a weapon available. You’ll also find scarcity in the amount of supportive items such as medkits, so you’ll need to be as frugal as you’ve ever been.

The adventure will wind to a close whenever you uncover the asylum’s darkest secrets and understand why it is now inhabited by such an evil being.

If that description doesn’t have your curiosity piqued, perhaps this will: the same development studio that headed up Prey is making Lost Within. Prey never reached the heights of some of its contemporary counterparts in the mid-2000s, but it was a very good experience that had a lot of new ideas that other games had yet to explore.

Something else that might delight you to know is that they are sticklers for quality: they cancelled Prey 2 because they felt like it wasn’t up to their standards. We’re sure that studio’s lingering desire to keep trying new things and get it perfect will spill into Lost Within’s development and make a positive impact, and we can’t wait to see it for ourselves.

The game is scheduled for launch later this year on the Amazon Kindle Fire family of tablets, the Amazon Fire Phone, the Amazon Fire TV and TV Stick, as well as iPhone and iPad. Is this interesting enough to get you to buy one of Amazon’s products to play it? Let us know what you think below!

[via Gamespot]

Quentyn Kennemer
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  1. I still don’t understand why Amazon doesn’t force iOS users to buy Amazon tech like they do for Android fans. You would think they would at least offer apps for a markup on other Android devices for added profit with no added development cost.

    1. Agreed.

  2. Lost Within The Evil Within more like it lol

    1. Evil within + Outlast … This game is nothing new, and Amazon notmokaying nicely with other Android devices means it won’t be very successful

  3. “Is this interesting enough to get you to buy one of Amazon’s products to play it?” Nothing can ever be that interesting.

  4. “Is this interesting enough to get you to buy one of Amazon’s products to play it?”

    Nope. If Amazon isn’t willing to play nice with the spirit of the Android ecosphere, I won’t be playing with them. I like their App Store for the free apps, but generally it’s a royal PITA. The apps don’t get updated as frequently, and often a developer will release an app on the Amazon app store, then you buy it, then the dev abandons Amazon later so now you’ve paid for an app that no longer gets updates, and your only option is to buy it a second time from the Google app store

  5. FTS, I ain’t no gonna play that.

  6. Wait, why did they deliberately skip Android? Triflin’. And the Amazon UI is ontop of the Android framework, so I’ve heard.

    And here I was thinking of buying this game. =.[

    1. I know! That last bit completely killed it for me, it’s even releasing for iOS FFS.

  7. Hmm, maybe this is something I can spend my over 2200+ Amazon coins on (all of which were free btw)…..Maybe.

  8. Would if influence me to switch? Hell no! It’s called sideload!

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