Studio Game Island announced the new first-person survival game Serum and showcased gameplay sequences and a creepy storyline.
In this day and age, we have no shortage of survival games made on PC and consoles. From Don’t Starve Together and The Outer Wilds to the more realistic The Long Dark and The Forest, there’s a survival game for almost every gamer’s taste.
The newly announced Serum game will be a survival game in the horror genre. This is the debut title from rookie studio Game Island, which takes players into a world of ruins, strange mutant creatures, and mysterious glowing green potions. Gamers who love horror survival games can catch the first look at the upcoming title in a brief announcement trailer that was released earlier today. Although only 39 seconds long, the video provides a few glimpses of the context and gameplay of Serum.
Right from the first scenes we can see the gloomy atmosphere and the scenes that will be in the game. The video also shows the protagonist injecting a strange serum, which causes the veins on his hands to glow green. The first gameplay sequences that appear shortly after 13 seconds show the Serum protagonist scanning the environment with a handheld device in search of resources. In addition, gamers can also see mutant wolves that they will face in survival.
Serum’s Steam page has also revealed a bit more about the game’s plot. After awakening from an experiment by a mad scientist, the protagonist loses his memory and must flee into the wilderness surrounding the experiment site. When trying to find a way out, the protagonist soon discovers that the strange green glowing substance is the key to his survival. However, its use also comes with the risk of unpredictable mutations. In a way, this makes Serum a bit like a cross between the survival game The Forest and Arcane Studios’ Prey. In addition, the corpses scattered throughout the area in the game may hint at the consequences of this serum abuse or the result of serum depletion.
Regarding the community’s reaction, some gamers have quite positive opinions about the game, while most are temporarily not too impressed with Serum. This will be a new addition in the survival horror genre and hopefully it will not disappoint gamers who love the genre.
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