Screenshot of strange alien ruins from Moons of Madness

Like the vast majority of horror games these days, Moons of Madness is a first-person psychological horror inspired by Lovecraft's specific brand of cosmic monstrosities. Where things start getting interesting, however, is in the setting! Instead of the usual dark crypt or decrepit castle, Moons of Madness takes place on a scientific outpost on the planet Mars.

If you're wondering how exactly this setting would work in a horror game, and more importantly what Moons of Madness even looks like, you'll find your answers in one of the most recent trailers down below. Have a look, its quite intriguing:

Moons of Madness will be attempting to put the focus squarely on the "madness" part of the title with events and hallucinations designed to make players constantly question what is real and what is a simple figment of imagination. Besides acting as a way to unnerve the player, these sequences will offer a close look at our main character's subconscious mind, the details of his past and information about the other characters, as well as small glimpses of things that are to come. I have no idea whether all of this will pan out exactly like the developers hope it will, but I can certainly appreciate any horror game that eschews jump-scares in favor of atmosphere and pure existential dread.

You can expect to see Moons of Madness on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 at some point in 2018, though no release date has been given just yet. If you would like to learn more I would recommend heading over to the official website, though more importantly the developer blogs. And finally, here's a couple of images just to set the mood:

Moons of Madness screenshot of the digger

Moons of Madness screenshot of a canyon on Mars

Moons of Madness screenshot of a rover on Mars

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