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Stairs: A Descent into Psychological Horror

Stairs: A Descent into Psychological Horror

Stairs: A Descent into Psychological Horror

From Swedish indie developer GreyLight Entertainment comes an old-school, first-person horror adventure inspired by actual events. Kickstarter and Greenlight campaigns have been launched, and a demo is available.


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Stairs started as a short school project and grew into a full-length game focused on atmosphere, narrative, immersion and puzzle-solving.

Three people have gone missing under mysterious circumstances. Christopher Adams is rather washed-up journalist looking for a big story with which to redeem himself.

Step into Christopher’s shoes and try to discover what has happened to these three people. In the process, you’ll plummet into madness. The horror won’t come from monsters, but from the nature of the narrative. 

Stairs follows several interrelated stories in different settings. Although inspired by actual events they will be presented in a totally different way, allowing players to discover them anew. The style will be that of old-school horror; the kind that existed before many such games became hybrid action-shooters.

From the developer: The world can be a horrifying place, and there are many sick people inhabiting it. We want to remind you of just how disturbed and depraved humanity can be. Stairs is that reminder.

The game will be released on Windows/PC during Summer 2015. It will contain mild fantasy violence and brief nudity.

GreyLight is looking to get Stairs Greenlit, so please vote. A Kickstarter campaign with a base goal of $30,000 (kr250,000) will run until March 18, 2015.

If you love psychological horror (as I do), please be generous and give Stairs your backing. It looks to me as though it’s going to kick some serious butt.

Karla Munger

Karla Munger

I've been with JA in one capacity or other since 2003. I'm currently website administrator. I'm also a digital artist (my avatar is one of my creations). I write reviews and articles, create graphics and basically help tend the site. It's work I enjoy very much. I love playing games of all kinds, but adventure and RPGs are my favorites (particularly scary/dark/unsettling ones). At the top of my list are The Cat Lady, The Longest Journey, Dreamfall, Still Life (first one only), Scratches and Culpa Innata. I'm a dyed-in-the-wool recluse and prefer the company of animals, hardware and ghosts to human beings (no offense). And no bio would be complete without my saying that I do NOT care for phones of ANY sort. Further, I think Dell computers are garbage and that Microsoft has become megalomaniacal. "I put my heart and soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process." - Vincent Van Gogh "I need solitude for my writing; not like a hermit - that wouldn't be enough - but like a dead man." - Franz Kafka "I've been to hell and back, my boy." - Susan Ashworth, The Cat Lady

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