I’ve always had a strange fascination with lighthouses. They’re just one of those things you never really think about, unless there’s one nearby, then I’ve got to see it. Part of this may come from the function of a lighthouse, its sole purpose to never stop swinging its beam of intensely powerful light to pierce through the darkness and fog in all directions. Such is the role we tend to play in so many horror games, in which we’re often forced to struggle against an oppressive sea of darkness and the things that don’t dare step into the light.
I suppose that’s my strange and long-winded way of introducing The Lighthouse, an upcoming indie thriller from Black Knights Studio. With just over two weeks left in its Kickstarter campaign, it’s raised just over $4,100 of its $25,000 goal. Here’s why I think you might be interested in this:
The Lighthouse is a remake of a 2014 game of the same name. Its original incarnation was a simple 2D point-and-click horror game, built in just two days. If its crowdfunding campaign is successful, the remake will be much grander in scope and presented in glorious full 3D, courtesy of the Unreal Engine 4.
Set on the coast of Maine in 1964, the game follows Irving, a former detective turned private investigator, as he attempts to find someone who went missing from an isolated cabin. The good news is you can try The Lighthouse right away with a work-in-progress alpha demo that’s available to download on Kickstarter. I highly recommend you give it a try.