Distrust comes to Steam
From developers Alawar (who recently published Beholder) comes a new Strategy game, Distrust. While the game will not be out until August 23, the demo for the game is live, as is Distrust’s Steam Page.
Distrust draws heavy inspiration from John Carpenter’s famous movie, The Thing. Distrust throws you into the middle of the Arctic near an abandoned scientific base where you must play as both survivors of a helicopter crash. By switching between the two characters you have to scavenge the base for supplies, as you struggle to withstand a harsh climate, dangerous anomalies and try to unravel the mystery of what became of the base’s residents.
This is what Artem Bochkarev, producer at Alawar, had to say: “Distrust is not your usual survival game. In addition to scavenging for food and equipment in a randomly generated map, players will have tons of quests, game events and plot twists to keep them coming back for more. Adding an even deeper psychological layer, character mutations caused by a lack of sleep can range from seemingly harmless, such as a survivor giggling uncontrollably or quoting Shakespeare, to dangerous, where the survivor may see his partner as a monster and try to kill him.“
The game will apparently feature 15 characters with unique skills and abilities, various mutations, quests and randomly generated maps. Graphically, it looks a lot like another acclaimed survival strategy game, Project Zomboid. To me, the promise of strategy along with some RPG elements and a lot of different events seems very appealing. If that’s your reaction as well, remember that you can play the demo right now, while you wait for the August release.