Claire by Hailstorm Games
This is but a brief glimpse of the upcoming horror game Claire, a tale of redemption. You play the titular character through several stages of her life, from a little girl to adulthood, as she grapples with demons both metaphorical and literal.
Claire’s life is a waking nightmare. She is stalked by an unknown horror and darkness can be deadly. She is damned and so are the other denizens of this twisted world. But you may be able to save yourself by redeeming others. This is done through dialogue, and your success in redeeming people is one of the things that determines which ending you get.
So how do you fight the darkness? Well, with light, of course. You’ll also have to find things to calm you, lest your panic level becomes unmanageable. A state of panic is accompanied by auditory and visual hallucinations—or is it just a heightened sense of reality?
Fortunately, Claire is not alone in her struggles, and she is accompanied by her faithful German Shepherd companion. The two of you will need to work together to preserve your sanity and your lives.
With multiple endings and unlockable modes, as well as future support for user-made levels, Claire looks like it could keep a horror connoisseur occupied for long past its estimated 4-6 hour play time.
You can pre-order Claire on Desura, in advance of its October 27 release date. It’s available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.
Also, be sure to support Claire on Steam Greenlight!