If you fancy a taste of developer Jaybee’s current project, then check out this game demo Still Ridge. Despite its ongoing development, the game already has an ominous ambience about it that immerses you in the experience.
Still Ridge is a work-in-progress horror mystery game that will be released in four parts, starting in the final quarter of 2021. It’s a stylized, point-and-click horror adventure game that evokes memories of games such as Clocktower and Gabriel Knight. It’s also evident that it’s been inspired by Silent Hill and The Medium.
How do I install Still Ridge?
As the game is still being developed, it is only available on the developer’s webpage on itch.io. Once you’re there, click to download the demo. Unzip the downloaded files and run the application file.
What’s the game about?
Without giving too much away, imagine the combination of an unmapped town, a serial killer and a therapist who can travel within and between his clients’ troubled dreams.
Because you’re in other people’s dreams, there’s no roadmap to lead you through them. You’ll have to explore while using your lateral thinking to use the objects around you to progress.
How do you play Still Ridge?
You move around using the mouse. Left-click in the direction that you want your character to move and to interact with the objects you find along the way. Right-clicking enables you to inspect objects more closely, which can reveal how to use them to your advantage.
How do I uninstall it?
Navigate to where the game files were saved when you installed them and move them to the Recycle Bin.
Still Ridge appears to have an interesting storyline, and from what we’ve seen from this demo, it unfolds quite naturally. This keeps the game interesting as you’re not simply working towards a known endpoint.
At the moment, there’s no indication that this will ever be a game that’s full of action, although based on current updates, it’s impossible to predict. That said, the ominous atmosphere created within the game makes us feel that at some point, we’re bound to come face to face with danger. However, it certainly appears that the emphasis is on the cerebral aspects of logic and patience.
If you’re a fan of the horror-survival genre, Requiem for Erich Sann is an even more atmospheric alternative due to its first-person perspective, making it even more immersive.