Moons Of Madness, More Like Nope

Moons Of Madness, More Like Nope

In the latest edition of video games designed to make you shit your pants, here’s Moons of Madness.

Blending “hard sci-fi” with some good old H.P. Lovecraft, Moons of Madness is a first-person adventure based on Mars. Described as a psychological horror game, developers Rock Pocket Games noted that the game “explores the internal struggles of astronaut Shane Newehart and the supernatural events that occur on research station Trailblazer Alpha”.

Earlier this morning I got two separate emails from colleagues saying “ALEX YOU HAVE TO PLAY THIS GAME”.

I said yes before reading the description. Or watching the trailer.

I now dislike two of my colleagues.

Moons of Madness is launching on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in the first quarter of next year. I. Can’t. Wait. Fans of horror games might want to keep an eye out on this, though.


  • The title makes me think the article writer thinks this is a bad game. But he also says it will be good for fans of horror.

    Alex, is it a bad game? Or is it a good horror game which is not your cup of tea?

    • I am *substantially* ill-equipped to deal with horror games. In the way that climbing was Mark’s thing … this is the opposite for me. It Is Not My Thing. At all. I can’t deal.

      So my colleagues were being cheeky. Is it a good game? Nobody can say that from a trailer. But I’d like to think that people understand the angle I’m coming from (this is too scary, fuck, nope, NOPE) rather than “this is a shit game don’t play etc”. That’s completely not the idea.

  • Games are games. They aren’t real. I dunno, maybe I’m desensitised but I don’t actually get genuinely scared by games, despite the fact I get really into the moment, playing at night with the lights off etc – there’s just that nagging feeling in the back of my mind that it’s not real.

    Jump scares are one thing…those are fake scares and are really just being startled. Actually being truly *scared* is something else entirely…and I’ve never felt that way with any game I’ve played. The game that came closest was Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem.

    • Yeah I agree. I love horror in all its forms but I’ve rarely been frightened by a game. Scare me dammit!!!

  • Alex, you have to play this game.

    Regards, one of the people that sent you that email

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