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Stick the kettle on: Caffeine's first episode out in October

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Caffeine

Caffeine (opens in new tab) is a first-person, Unreal Engine 4-powered horror adventure game about a boy wandering around a seemingly abandoned space station. It's set in a world where coffee is mined from space, or something, and I remain sceptical of how that silliness will affect the game's fear-based elements. Developer Dylan Browne describes Caffeine as a "quirky psychological horror adventure game with an atmosphere heavily inspired by games like Condemned, FEAR and Outlast". He doesn't explain which brand of coffee he's been inspired by.

I banged on about a trailer back in May (opens in new tab), and I'm banging on about Caffeine again because I've just learned that the first (of three) episodes is due in October. (Thanks, PCGamesN (opens in new tab).) Exactly when in October remains unclear, but here's a new bit of footage to help make up for that.

That is one good-looking horror game. Caffeine has a demo (opens in new tab), recently updated with support for Oculus Rift.

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.