Prison horror game Inmates looks spooky in motion

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Remember the Toluca Prison section of Silent Hill 2? Jail cells with rusted bars, pools of water on the floor of metal corridors, rattling keys, and locked doors? Inmates looks like a first-person version of that.

Davit Andreayan's indie horror game, published by Iceberg Interactive, has been released in time for the annual holiday we all know as Spooktoberween. It makes use of a traditional setup—you wake up in a creepy place, unsure of how you got there or if this is all a dream—but looks to do so effectively. Some things, like rocking horses, are always unnerving. 

Inmates calls itself "a story-driven, atmospheric, interactive exploration simulator with horror elements and puzzles" and promises to have no combat, though of course that's not the same as not having any violence. There is obviously violence and it will probably happen to you. Inmates is available on Steam from today. 

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games (opens in new tab). He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun (opens in new tab), The Big Issue, GamesRadar (opens in new tab), Zam (opens in new tab), Glixel (opens in new tab), Five Out of Ten Magazine (opens in new tab), and Playboy.com (opens in new tab), whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.