Green Hell is a 'psychological survival simulator' set in the Amazon jungle

Green Hell is a first-person "psychological survival simulator" that sets players off in the depths of the Amazon rain forest, alone, (mostly) unequipped, and with no memory of how they got there. The only tool at hand is a radio, carrying an oddly familiar voice that helps guide you along your journey. Survival and escape is the name of the game, but of course it's not that simple. 

Developer Creepy Jar, made up of former employees of Dying Light studio Techland, touted the game's realism, including the need to deal with parasites, injuries, and infections, an aspect of not dying that typically gets short-shrift in videogames. You can see a couple of quick flashes of it in the trailer. It's gross. Psychological stress will also take a toll on your well-being: Endless isolation will wear you down. 

But there's more to it than simple survival: There's also a mystery to solve. As you move through the jungle, aided by your trusty radio, you'll learn more about why you're there—"and what you discover just might be worse than what you fought so hard against to survive."   

It's all very vague, yes. Fortunately, Creepy Jar also shared a 20-minute gameplay video revealing how you'll go about staying alive (or not) during your early days in the jungle. It looks pretty well-advanced, although a full release is still some ways off: Green Hell is expected to release on Early Access later this summer.

Andy Chalk

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.