Yesterday, The Blackout Club was announced by indie developer Question Games, the people behind the fantastically inventive and irreverent The Magic Circle. Unlike their 4th wall breaking, humor filled first game however, The Blackout Club is a co-op horror game that looks like it will be akin to Stranger Things with the scare factor dialed up to eleven. (Yes, I just made that joke. No, I’m not proud of it)
You are a teenager from a small, modern town. Each morning, you awaken covered in mud or scratches, with no memory of the night before. You’ve heard of sleepwalking – but this is different. Sometimes you lose entire days.
There are others like you. Your new group of friends bonded over this shared secret, forming a club to investigate the cause of these BLACKOUTS. Together, you discovered a network of bizarre underground tunnels, hidden just beneath the surface of your quiet community. An uncanny, disorienting music beckoned from below.
You hesitated. But last night, your best friend vanished – and now, a mysterious group of adults wants to eliminate you. You must strike back, capture their activities on camera and expose them to the world…
I, for one, cannot wait to round up three friends and scream like…well, scared teenagers, while trying to figure out what is going on with these strange musical cultists.
The Blackout Club will be coming to PC, PS4, and Xbox One in 2019.