White Night. It’s an odd name. Firstly, it conjures up images of brave medieval warriors in shiny armour and it could also invoke the feeling that you might get a bit of a fighting bonanza.
Osome Studios’ White Night will thankfully offer neither of these. A noir-based 1930’s survival story, White Night challenges you to solve puzzles, blend in third-person action and exploration as you investigate a shadowy mansion at night in the aftermath of a near-fatal car crash. Unlock the secret past of this tortured building as you desperately search for aid.
Now, given the format and location, it may come as no surprise to learn that this is coming from some of the developers behind Alone in the Dark.
Osome Studios creative director and co-founder, Ronan Coiffec had the development team inspired by listening to 30s jazz, immersed themselves in black and white films and steeped themselves in a Normandy mansion to get the development team in the right mindset to create White Night.
We wanted to create something that people would enjoy, but also something that would stand out as unusual and refreshing in today’s survival horror landscape. That meant revisiting the themes that made classic horror games like Alone in the Dark so gripping: mature storytelling, strong characters, compelling environments, and equal respects for tension and terror. White Night is a good old ghost story full of mystery, poetry, alchemy and suspense.
White Night will be available to download from the 4th of March. Oooh, creepy stuff. Don’t believe me, check out the new gameplay trailer below and let us know if you’ll be investing in this creepiest of nights.