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MystiveDev has released a trailer revealing that Mirror Forge will be released on September 29 on Steam. A first-person psychological horror game inspired by Silent Hill and Stranger Things, it is not for the squeamish, having jump scares, gore, and other disturbing imagery. A man, after a series of traumatic events, finds himself caught between realities and possible delusional episodes while trying to process his severe grief.

Press Release (Games Press)

Mirror Forge” is an upcoming, first-person Silent Hill/Stranger Things inspired psychological horror game set to release September 29th, 2022 currently for PC. It is developed by “MystiveDev” – a full-time solo developer. Roam between realities of fear, madness & machinery. Solve puzzles, explore an atmospheric world, survive horrifying entities in an immersive storyline where your choices matter.

“The level & environment design, the characters, whether good or evil, are all symbolically designed to reflect the main protagonist’s inner turmoil” – MystiveDev.

Mirror Forge has been played by over 250+ content creators so far and the developer revealed that it has just surpassed 4100+ Wishlists on Steam.

In Mirror Forge, you play as Thomas Jackson, a troubled ordinary man who got drunk 2 years ago and crashed his car in a tree, putting his girlfriend Jill in a coma and losing their baby. Few months after that, the Covid pandemic starts and he loses his job. Depressed, he tries to commit suicide.

Although, you might think everything’s happening in his head, a paper found in the game reveals that there was some strange experiment where the “Mirror Forge exploded” and shattered space and time, tearing the multiverse apart. Then, something came from the Outside, an omnipresent force that feeds on people’s darkest fears, twisting reality to face them with their inner demons.

The newly-released trailer shows new features of the full game, revealing that there will be new core mechanics such as: going through mirrors to traverse between dimensions, using ancient artifacts to reveal “moments frozen in time”, semi-open world environments and chase scenarios.

There’s a free playable demo on Steam. Below is a series of entertaining videos featuring content creators’ jumpscare reactions as they play the demo.

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Peter Brosdahl

As a child of the 70’s I was part of the many who became enthralled by the video arcade invasion of the 1980’s. Saving money from various odd jobs I purchased my first computer from a friend of my...

3 comments

  1. I don't get these types of games... why do I want to play a horror game? Isn't Real life enough lately?
    I have never ever understood the appeal of horror games. I don't find them even remotely fun in the least.
  2. I'm a fan of some. I loved The Thing that came out during PS2 days. I've enjoyed some of the RE games and the same for some of the Alien vs Predator games.
    I don't get these types of games... why do I want to play a horror game? Isn't Real life enough lately?

    That's how I feel about crime/medical procedural shows. I get my fill of that stuff every day by watching the news.

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