Polish indie studio VR Bros has released the first teaser trailer for its upcoming horror title A Wake Inn, a twisted take on scary hotel’s and mechanical puppets.
Previously going by the moniker Playhouse Vacancy during some early testing last year, A Wake Inn has a steampunk air about it, most notably in the designs of the puppets, of which you are one.
Like any good horror, the setting is everything and a creepy desolate hotel is a classic. Located in an abandoned mining town the premises is run by a less than ethical doctor who doesn’t seem to have any guests to worry about. You awaken in this hell hole but you don’t appear to be human.
Discussing their inspiration behind the creation of A Wake Inn, the team notes in a Facebook post: “Our aspiration was to share our love to worlds created by masters like Tim Burton, Alfred Hitchcock, and Stephen King, and pay a tribute to gaming memories bound up with Silent Hill, Grim Fandango, and other components, that created our imagination.”
From the details released so far, A Wake Inn is going to be more action-based as you’re going to have to deal with hordes of living dummies using a selection of melee weapons. Interestingly, to ensure the experience is comfortable and easy to play for those without big play areas, in the videogame you’re confined to a wheelchair, so A Wake Inn is entirely seated.
This will also be used as a gameplay/puzzle factor as you won’t be able to use stairs or quickly hide if needed. There will be an element of stealth as you explore the hotel, looking for a way to escape the doctor and the creations wandering the hallways.
Take a look at the first teaser trailer for A Wake In below. The videogame is slated for a Fall 2020 launch for HTC Vive, Oculus and SteamVR platforms. As further details are released, VRFocus will keep you updated.