„Wait“ is a mystery horror game, inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft and the Silent Hill series.The gameplay is put together by elements of exploration and riddle solving. Feel free to interact with almost everything you see and discover.
We created „Wait“ for the 2014 Indie Game Maker Contest and therefore had a time limit of 4 weeks to complete it. Through the progress of creation we grew fond of it and so did several people who played it. Now we decided to create an extended version in which we could implement everything we had originally planned, (such as alternate endings, achievements, more rewarding secrets and visuals) hence the name „Wait – Extended“.
The game is made with RPG Maker VX Ace Engine, as the contest was hosted by the RPG Maker Team. Although the engine was made for roleplaying games, we saw potential for an adventurous horror game. We tried to make the environment and atmosphere as realistic as possible and move away from the standard fantasy flair the RPG Maker engine offers.
What is „Wait“?
The game is all about atmosphere and we wanted to support that by giving the player the opportunity to interact with almost every object at different times during the game. It’s about exploration and discovering what is happening around you. Everything in „Wait“ is experienced by a young man, the player knows nothing about. And it’s intended to be that way. You are literally thrown into another man’s life and you can find out more about who that man is, by exploring.His behaviour, his characteristics are slowly revealed through interacting with objects or continuing with the story.
„Wait“ is only inspired by the Cthulhu mythos created by Howard Phillips Lovecraft, but doesn’t actually take place in it. There are some references here and there, but what was most important to us was the feeling and the atmosphere Lovecraft created in his stories. We wanted to offer the player a different kind of horror. A horror without jump scares or violent monsters, but with the fear of the unknown and unimaginable.
Genre: Mystery horror
Setting: Modern Age
Players: Single Player
Languages: English, German, French
Release Date: 29.10.2015