Avarice, first-person, narrative-driven horror game on Windows

“Avarice explores topics like grief and greed while playing with the minds of the player”

Oslo, Norway – DarkMode, an indie development team consisting of game design students.

DarkMode, a small group of game design students, brings a new take on the PT genre of horror. Their game Avarice contains a brutal narrative interpretation of losing a loved one based on actions of greed. The game was released on the 28th of November and is available for download on Itch.io completely free. Fans of the PT teaser and horror games, are always on the lookout for new games to play, and Avarice looks like it could be one for the list.

“We really wanted to replicate that feeling of despair which is so intense in PT, and we truly believe that Avarice has the means and motive to do so”, said Connor Thorpe, Producer at DarkMode. “The game tells a dark story as you experience constantly changing, horrific events, in a dramatic setting”

Avarice is a first-person, narrative-driven horror game, where you experience a broken man’s descent into mental hell. You play as Edward Armitage, a renowned explorer, returning home from an expedition gone wrong. Throughout the game, you experience a gripping narrative going through the curious mind of a man and his interpretation of untold events.

Key features include:

  • A dark, unique narrative

  • Mind-bending gameplay

  • Victorian setting

The game was developed using Unreal Engine 4 which gives it gorgeous visuals and the game is available at a completely free price point. You can download it from Itch.io: https://teamdarkmode.itch.io/avarice.