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Release Date
September 6, 2018 (Calendar)

Paratopic is a first person horror game where you jump between the lives of three different characters. One is smuggling VHS tapes across the border, one has to kill a man, and one seemingly just wants to take a picture of a rare bird. Their stories are about to intersect as strange events start to take place.

Gameplay is entirely in first person, with the game suddenly switch perspective between each of the three characters with no warning. Adding to the jarring way the story is told are Paratopic's visuals, which resemble what you'd see on the PS1 but... slightly off. All this is accompanied by over an hour of dark ambient music, giving the game an eerie vibe even during its quietest moments.

Each playthrough of Paratopic only takes around 45 minutes, though there are a number of secrets to discover off the beaten path. Perhaps they'll shine more of a light on what exactly is going on with each character.

Developer Quote

You got caught smuggling VHS tapes across the border, and now there's hell to pay. You want to find an elusive rare bird in the forest and snap its picture. You have to kill a man in the back room of a shady diner.