A Creepy-Looking New Game Set In The Days Before America Was America

You won’t quite be able to figure out what’s going on in this trailer for new horror/FPS Betrayer. But it’ll still make you feel queasy. Maybe it’s the ghosts flying at the camera in a stark, 17th-Century rural landscape. Or the muskets, crossbows and tomahawks promised on the game’s official site. But Betrayer — which PC Gamer says is the work of developers from the teams that made No One Lives Forever and F.E.A.R. — looks like it’s worth paying attention to. The PC release is due out on Steam on August 14th. The official description follows:

Betrayer is a first person action adventure game that takes you to the New World at the turn of the 17th century.

The year is 1604. You sailed from England expecting to join a struggling colony on the coast of Virginia. Instead, you find only ghosts and mysteries. What catastrophe blighted the land and drained it of colour and life? Where are the settlers and tribes who lived here? And who is the strange, silent woman in red who aids you from afar?

Clue by clue, you must piece together the story of what befell this doomed settlement and find a way to set things right. You will be hunted by corrupted Conquistadors and ravening shadows as you explore an expansive wilderness in order to trace the brief, tragic history of the colony and search for survivors.

[Via PC Gamer]


  • Looks quite interesting 🙂 I’m not entirely sure about the whole ‘black, white and red’ theme they have going but if the developers are any indication it will work for them.

  • So… the whole game is in that colour scheme?? Pass.

    If it went from normal to that and back again as the game progressed, sure… but not if it’s ALL like that.

    • Agreed.

      My problem with the colour scheme is that it has 3 colors: pitch black, dark red, and bright white.
      There doesn’t appear to be any shading – if it had shading it wouldn’t be so bad.
      As it is, it’s blindingly bright, yet impossible to make out the scene half the time because it’s also so damn dark.

      Maybe that’s part of the charm … maybe playing it you’d get used to it. I’d definitely need a demo for this, the video makes it look like it’s headache-inducing.

  • I think you mean before it was the United States; it was referred to as ‘the Americas’ long before the 17th century.

  • That was incredibly painful on my eyes when I watched it fullscreen. If the game is going to be like that, I don’t think I could stomach it.

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