“Never be fooled by what you see on the outside, because on the inside it’s often a different story.” That’s the mantra that the two-man indie South African developer Givit Game Studios would like players to consider this September when they launch Into Eternity, a first-person point-and-click horror adventure that tasks players with exploring a large mysterious island to discover what secrets it hides.
The game tells the story of a young woman named Liza, who betrayed her sister by sleeping with her husband. With the entire family angry at her, Liza travels abroad to do some soul-searching and finds herself alone on a beautiful island. Unfortunately, something goes very wrong and she is unable to leave. As you explore this seemingly idyllic locale, you’ll find that “there is a dark energy on this island” and you must figure out what it has to do with you.
The early screenshots and trailer show off some of the lovely free-roaming first-person vistas that are part of the 4km-by-4km island on which the game is set. Into Eternity will feature a dynamic weather and season system, leading to some arresting island sunsets. The horror comes not from enemies to fight or escape, but rather through fears the developers claim that “anybody can relate to.” The focus of the experience is “purely exploration and puzzle solving,” and player choice along the way will lead to one of six different endings.
The target release date for Into Eternity is September 15th. The game is being developed for Windows, Mac, and Linux, and will be available via Steam, itch.io, and the developers’ own shop at a budget price. Players interested in following the project on the road to release can do so via the game’s official website.