The SIMULACRA 3 release on Steam just dropped! The third chapter in the iconic horror franchise is here to bring dread and fear. Are you ready to visit the once-charming town of Stonecreek?
The SIMULACRA series of horror novels are self-titled “found phone” interactive games. They feature a choose-your-own-adventure style, and are played mainly through a phone-like user interface.
For any interactive fiction readers looking to get their Halloween on—SIMULACRA 3 is perfect. The game takes place in Stonecreek, where people are vanishing into thin air.
“Leaving nothing behind but strange symbols where they were last seen. With the police baffled, and the populace terrified, rumors swirl that it is the doing of the Beldam, the ghost of a witch that once haunted the streets of Stonecreek.”
You play as an intern at the local paper, tasked with assisting Ruby Myers, the town’s star journalist. She’s running an investigation into the disappearances.
The only lead you two have? The phone of the missing Paul Castillo, a software developer, and amateur historian. You’ll hack into his phone to try to find any clues you can on the mystery, the ghastly local legend, and uncover the town’s secrets!
Sounds like a haunt and a half, right? On top of that, this interactive novel is also backed by well-designed graphics, visuals, and sounds! It takes the whole interactive fiction aspect to the next level!
You’ll even see your actions play out in real-time. From reacting to video calls, and consequences. Miss a call? That might’ve saved a life…
Being a choice-driven game, the ending of SIMULACRA 3 is all up to how you go about it.
SIMULACRA 3 is available on PC/Steam platforms now, with a port to Android and iOS coming out in the future.