It's a truism that the scariest things in life are those we imagine. Unfortunately for the star of Red Limb Studio's Rise of Insanity (but very fortunate for us), that's exactly what players are up against in the newly-released psychological horror game.
Set in 1970s America, the game drops players into the first-person role of Dr. Stephen Dowell, a "renowned psychologist faced with a difficult patient who shows distinct yet contradictory symptoms of different mental disorders." Even as the doctor treats his problem patient with "experimental" methods, however, the mysteries of Dowell's own hidden past begin to surface. It's up to you to "explore the darkest recesses of the human mind to find the truth behind the tragedy that has befallen his family."
Drawing inspiration from classic horror works such as The Shining, The Exorcist and Silent Hill, this game promises a "suffocating atmosphere" in which to immerse yourself. The highly realistic graphics somewhat belie the surreal nature of an experience designed to "chill you to the core." As you freely explore the diverse 3D environments, either through a VR headset or standard PC monitor, you will need to "discover dark secrets and solve logical puzzles" in order to piece together these mysteries of the mind.
Originally released on Steam Early Access last summer, Rise of Insanity has since been updated and expanded to its current finished form, available for Windows and Linux with support for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Gear VR.