Frictional Games, creators of Penumbra, Amnesia, and Soma, have been teasing their next game using an ARG since December and now a new teaser trailer has been discovered.
The beginning of the ARG was a basically empty website with a simple moving picture on it which has since turned into a small fetus. Several other video clips have already been uncovered, but this latest one is the only one so far with voice and seems to be using footage from the mysterious game itself. The video clips seem to have been found by ResetEra user Kenzodielocke which they posted here. The video clip seems to show a person waking up talking to themselves. The character talks about trying not to lose something, finding "him", and tells themselves that "I am Tasi, I am still Tasi", before the eyes open onto a desert wasteland in the middle of a sandstorm with a glowing light surrounded by rocks off in the distance.
Besides this ongoing ARG Frictional Games has been tight-lipped about their next game. The other video clips show what looks like real-world footage of rocks with one have a strange image depicted on it and an audio recording of what sounds like potentially some kind of monster screaming. The titles and descriptions of the other two videos make mention of Shetpe, KSSR, and "Triple Crown" which has something to do with the "partial success" of most likely some kind of experiment.
One thing is for certain Frictional Games has a track record of making great psychological horror games and the teasers so far for their latest one look like we can expect another interesting and well made one to be added to their catalog.
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