Project Mara is Ninja Theory's Next Terrifying Game

Published: January 22, 2020 12:10 PM /


Project Mara cover

Ninja Theory has announced its newest game project: Project Mara.

Project Mara is shaping up to be an extra spooky game with a minimalist approach. You get can get a feel for it in this first episode of what Ninja Theory is calling "The Dreadnought Diaries":

The video opens by stating that Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice shows that small teams can make some pretty cool games. To wit: they only had 20 people working on Hellblade, and they're going to be going forward with a similar team setup for some of their future projects, one of which will be a brand-new, terrifying title.

We only get some glimpses of this new game, but this one screenshot will encapsulate what exactly they're going for here:

Project Mara spooky

Project Mara Could Be 'A New Immersive Storytelling Medium'

One definitely gets a The Blair Witch Project vibe when watching the tiny bits of footage from this new game.

"Project Mara will be a real-world and grounded representation of true mental terror," said Ninja Theory Co-Founder Tameem Antoniades. "It'll be based heavily on research, interviews, and first-hand accounts to recreate the horrors of the mind as accurately and believably as possible."

"At the heart of it is the character that drives it," he continued. "The game only features one character and one location. It is an experimental project and a showcase of what could become a new immersive storytelling medium."

Some other text pops up on the screen during the short preview which appears to be a medical report of sorts. We also see some brain scans and other medical information about protagonist Mara Fisher before finally closing on what may be a hallucination.

Pretty much anyone who has played Hellblade has nothing but praise for it, so Project Mara is sure to be something interesting. Hopefully we'll be hearing more about this upcoming game soon.

What do you think of Project Mara? Do you enjoy psychological terror or do you prefer more "jump scare"-style horror? Let us know in the comments below!


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