Indie project Caffeine has a demo out from its pre-Alpha state. This PC game takes places aboard an abandoned space station.
Caffeine tells the story of a boy who wakes up in a desolate environment on a caffeine-mining station. Yup, in the future, we’ll be mining caffeine.
Anyway, the game is structured as a sci-fi horror adventure game, where most of the time is spent on exploring the seemingly deserted corridors of this metallic environment.
Australian developer Dylan Browne also released a clip for Caffeine running on the new Unreal Engine 4. It shows off some smooth textures and detailed lighting effects.
We also enjoyed the minimal soundtrack in the Caffeine video. Those sole notes echoing in the distance always enhance the creepiness in games. It’s always impressive to see just what a one-man operation can come up with.
This should give a view of how the game’s development will eventually look like, as it’s currently still running under Unreal Engine 3 tools. Therefore, the demo will be using the older version as well.
You’ll need about 762MB to download the demo and start exploring.
With the clip and gameplay preview, the developer hopes to generate interest for an upcoming campaign. Caffeine will be seeking funds through Indiegogo on March 31, 2014.
Caffeine sounds like it will take a violently creepy turn down the line. Listed inspirations for the game are F.E.A.R., Condemned and Doom 3; all of them feature some fierce foes to face in combat.