On August 2nd, South America’s Freedom Town cult will invade consoles, PC and Mac. It will do so through the release of Fellow Traveler and Paranoid Productions’ The Church in the Darkness.
Players are challenged to step into the shoes of ex-cop Vic as they infiltrate the South American compound of Freedom Town in a search of their nephew. Run by Rebecca and Isaac Walker, it’s up to the player to unearth their motivations, their plans, with the cult experience changing with every playthrough. Is the commune simply idealists looking to live in a socialist utopia, or is there something more sinister at hand?
It’s up to the player to sneak into the compound undetected, uncover the truth by finding and chatting with cult members, search cabins to unearth literature about the group, and finally locate Alex, the nephew.
The Church in the Darkness highlights the mystery surrounding cults, and how they are not always what they seem. There are multiple endings for each scenario and what ending you get will be influenced by the player’s stealthy or aggressive gameplay.
Not only is The Church in the Darkness planned for release onto Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC and Mac on August 2nd; it’s also been confirmed for Nintendo Switch. Those who pre-order the game on Xbox One or Switch will also receive a 20% discount, a promotion that works with both the Standard Edition and True Believer Editions and will apparently come to other platforms closer to launch. The former is $19.95, whereas the latter (which includes a soundtrack and behind-the-scenes videos) is $29.95.
*All prices are in US dollars.