Friday, 13 November 2015

The Hum: Abductions

Aliens are cool. There, I've said it. Even so, they're not always that nice. In The Hum: Abductions, a first-person sci-fi horror prequel to The Hum, an "alien invasion simulator" that failed to reach its Kickstarter goal a few years back, they definitely aren't. While the progress of the initial game isn't clear, the prequel is very much in development, was greenlit a few months ago, and should be on your radar. Remember, because aliens are cool. 

In Abductions, you play as Holly Sanders. She's been having a rough time lately, to say the least. First, her husband vanishes without a trace. Not even a note saying "Gone to get milk! xox", nada. Then, if the trailer above is to be believed, she also loses the only thing she has left. Her child. The bedroom door slams in her face, locking itself, and bright blue light shines out from under it, all the while with an otherworldly humming deafening her. Then all is quiet, the door unlocks, and her child is gone. FIN. 

I believe Holly is then left to discover what is happening to her family, and whether there is anything she can do to bring them home. While I’m not sure whether that will be possible, I am sure that it will be scary to find out. Something else that not everyone will know is the fact that Abductions is a part of a much bigger sci-fi world, known as The Hum Universe. This includes novels, RPG books, comics, sketches and soon, video games.

The Hum: Abductions has been quiet for a little while, but I imagine it is because the developers are hard at work, aiming to bring a little sci-fi horror into our 2016. Keep an eye out for game updates (or UFOs) on the website, or by following the studio or founder on Twitter.

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