Chasing a release on PS5 and PS4 this year.
This is Headware’s second indie title and it’s nothing like the studio’s first game, Guard Duty. which is a point-and-click adventure set in a fantasy world. Chasing Static is a challenge for the studio that hopes to create adventure games with a focus on accessibility and interactive stories.
With that in mind, the story of Chasing Static is very interesting. This first-person short story explores the wilderness of rural Wales, as you play as a detective-like character who is trying to undercover a thread of mysterious disappearances of villagers from the village of Hearth.
By using a static-laden device that can pick up the conversations of lost souls – hence the game’s title, Chasing Static – you’ll be able to solve the creative and head-scratching puzzles and put together the pieces of a generation-spanning conspiracy that combines spiritual speculation and the hidden secrets of a government research facility.
We also got a showcase of the lovely voices behind two of the characters in the game as they spoke throughout the video revealing a part of this eerie tale. We even got to hear the sad and unfortunate story of our main character who seems to have a connection with this little village of Hearth.
In Chasing Static you’ll receive all the high-quality audio and acting of a modern horror game but in a deliberately retro style that brings back memories of playing Silent Hill on PS2.
Chasing Static is due to release on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC in the third quarter of this year.