Follia: Dear Father Is A Disturbingly Gory Upcoming VR Survival Horror Game
Follia: Dear Father is a stealth survival horror game from Real Game Machine that’s filled to the brim with gore and blood. It’s slated for release on SteamVR (specifically Vive) and PSVR, along with PC, PS4, and Xbox One, this fall.
In Follia you play as Marcus Pitt on a trip to a university campus to figure out what’s happened to your parents. But upon arrival, it’s clear that something sinister has taken hold putting your sanity and life at risk.
Judging from the game’s description, it sounds like it will lean heavily into the survival theme and focus on shocking, gory details:
“Starting with just a handful of items to help him navigate the dimly lit corridors, he has to summon all his strength to survive and continue the search for his parents. Even though it might already be too late, his hopes of finding them alive will not die – unlike everyone else on campus, who already seem to have met their own gory end.
Explore and look for clues that will help you unravel the mystery of how a university has become a slaughterhouse. Keep your eyes open – your flashlight could die any minute and engulf you in darkness. Sneak along corridors, explore every room you come across, and backtrack to find more clues and access additional parts of the university’s campus. But remember – whatever has happened here, evil has now seeped into every part of this immense university.”
All of the footage and screenshots appear to be from the non-VR version of the game, so if I had to guess I would image it won’t have roomscale support or motion controller support. I think we’re looking at a head-tracked only VR game like the good old days of 2016 and prior.
That being said, it looks excellent visually and gives off a very strong, creepy atmosphere. I’m certainly intrigued to see what this is like inside a VR headset.