Hayley last year described P.A.M.E.L.A. as "shiny, utopian horror" and going by the new trailer, that remains a solid assessment. But you don't have to take her word for it — the game is now in Early Access, giving you the opportunity to get killed in terrifying ways all on your own.
Due out in March this year, P.A.M.E.L.A. developer NVYVE Studios decided to take the Early Access route to iron out bugs and gameplay issues:
We're getting close to a point where the core mechanics — exploring, looting, fighting, building, and upgrading — are fleshed out and ready to be experienced in an early state. We've got a lot more planned in terms of content updates, including a rich non-linear narrative element, that is coming down the pipeline in the following months in Early Access.
Reviews are cruising at 77 per cent, which bodes well, considering it's still being worked on, though I'd be concerned if it drops below 70 before release.
In terms of setting, P.A.M.E.L.A. takes a page from the worlds of Dead Space and BioShock, with the player waking up in a "fallen utopian city ravaged by a horrific disease". Fortunately, you have an assortment of gadgets and weapons to keep you alive.
The game is currently at a discount — $US24.99, or $33 in local dollars — with the full release upping the price. If you're keen, you can grab it right now on Steam.