Horror game Negative Atmosphere sure looks a lot like Dead Space

This game's Isaac equivalent looks like he needs to be defrosted in a microwave but the demo, while hopelessly derivative, does make me want a new Dead Space game quite badly. 

Negative Atmosphere is the result of just five months of work, and the demo was shown at EGX Rezzed last week. It has all the trappings you'd want: blood smears, cool floating HUD elements, strobing sci-fi emergency lighting, and angry stamping.

Negative Atmosphere is being funded on Patreon where you can find more information, including background info: "It is set in a universe in the midst of a cold war, in which A.I has been achieved via the use of organic processing cores, you play as a 49-year-old ex-combat medic called Samuel Edwards, aboard the long-range cargo and haulage ship the TRH Rusanov."

There's no release date at the moment, but the team is planning to release a playable demo and a Kickstarter campaign sometime this year. Expect that to be announced on Twitter and the game's Subreddit.

Tom Senior

Part of the UK team, Tom was with PC Gamer at the very beginning of the website's launch—first as a news writer, and then as online editor until his departure in 2020. His specialties are strategy games, action RPGs, hack ‘n slash games, digital card games… basically anything that he can fit on a hard drive. His final boss form is Deckard Cain.