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Caffeine trailer shows off spooky sci-fi corridors, empty cups

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Dylan Browne's Caffeine (opens in new tab) takes place in a world where caffeine is a "necessity", making it different from our Earth in precisely zero ways. *slurps cup of tea*. *puts kettle on*. *slurps cup of coffee*. A year ago (opens in new tab), Browne reached but 4% of his IndieGoGo (opens in new tab) crowdfunding target, but a new trailer has appeared to confirm Caffeine's continued development.

The spooky-seeming sci-fi horror adventure is now a three-part episodic game (parts two and three will be covered by the initial cost of the game, but released later). However, it still concerns a young boy "seemingly alone" on a space station, and it still makes a damn good case for Unreal Engine 4.

You can download an early demo of Caffeine here (opens in new tab).

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.