New Orleans, USA — October 27, 2021.
The US-based indie games developer FearFX Squared are today very proud and pleased to announce their new co-op escape room horror game “Nightwell Manor” (which currently is in development for PC).
The game offers a unique blend of puzzle solving, multiplayer cooperation and survive-a-killer style horror, all set in the context of a mysterious, story-driven adventure.
Set in the early 1940s, the game locks up to six players together in the eponymous Nightwell Manor, forcing them to work together to find a way out. Escape room style puzzles challenge players across the mansion’s vast grounds, each solution helping them come closer to discovering the mystery behind the manor and the rumours about its unusual owner.
Through each of the game’s three acts, players will unlock a new area of the expansive manor, adding more playable space and challenge as you progress. Puzzles are randomised with every playthrough, ensuring that every run keeps players on their toes.
Adding a horror-inspired twist to the proceedings is the fact that Mr. Nightwell will be hunting you all down during your stay. Players will have to run, hide and stay quiet to avoid the murderous attention of the twisted proprietor stalking the manor’s corridors.
You must be careful not to lean on the minimal sense of security the light of your flashlight might provide lest it give you away, while also being mindful of the risk of booby traps lying in wait in the darkness.
As well as uncovering the story behind Nightwell Manor, players will also find themselves taking on the roles of a cast of fascinating characters, each of which have their own motivation for coming to the manor.
You and your cohorts will have to choose how to share the tools you start with, including flashlights, tools that will help you disarm traps, set up barricades to slow down the killer and so on. Additional tools can be found as you explore the manor, increasing your odds of surviving your life-threatening stay and solving those tricky escape rooms under the roof of the watchful Mr Nightwell.
The multiplayer focus of Nightwell Manor makes community feedback particularly important to the team at FearFX, so players interested in the game should consider joining the Nightwell Manor Discord server, where the team will be sharing info about the game’s development as it progresses and responding to player feedback on how to make the best version of Nightwell Manor possible.
“We’re delighted to finally reveal Nightwell Manor to the world after working away in secret for the past two years,” said Cory Schiffer, FearFX Squared CEO.
“We think the game’s blend of escape room puzzles, co-op multiplier and horror survival offers something unique and we can’t wait to start getting feedback from the community as we continue to work on the game”.
About FearFX Squared
FearFX Squared was started in Louisiana, USA in 2020. A remote team that united during the pandemic, FearFX brings together an assortment of talented creatives, designers and programmers to provide an interactive multiplayer experience in their upcoming debut title, Nightwell Manor.
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