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First-person horror game Maid of Sker shows off new gameplay at the Future Games Show

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VIDEO: Maid of Sker, featured on the Future Games Show, also on YouTube

Maid of Sker was announced in 2018 as an "extremely British horror game," based on Welsh folklore about the real-life Sker House. At the Future Games Show today, developer Wales Interactive unveiled a new video showcasing first-person exploration and survival horror in a remote, and very creepy, hotel.

The game is set in the year 1898, and tells the tale of "a family empire driven by torture, slavery, piracy and a supernatural mystery." The Steam page promises a "re-imagining of famous Welsh hymns Calon Lân (A Pure Heart), Suo-Gân (Welsh Lullaby) and Ar Hyd Y Nos (All Through the Night) from the spine-chilling voice of Tia Kalmaru," which I have to admit I'm not familiar with, and also features a plot by the writers of games including Soma and Don't Knock Twice.

Maid of Sker is expected to be out in July on Steam. Find out more at walesinteractive.com.

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.