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Become Trapped in a Time Loop in Absention

Become Trapped in a Time Loop in Absention

Become Trapped in a Time Loop in Absention

Explore a mysterious lake house that changes its layout every time you play in this survival horror game for Windows from indie developer Dream Wave Games


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The inspiration for Absention has come from such games and movies as Silent Hill, Alien, Resident Evil, Eternal Darkness and Kubrick’s The Shining. The game will capture true survival horror in the most immersive and mind-bending ways, with emphasis on evasion and smart thinking.

Absention takes place in a lake house you’ve inherited from your estranged father. During your first night there, you fall asleep and are awakened by the chiming of a grandfather clock, after which the power abruptly goes out. In the darkness, you see something with glowing eyes…

You’ll become stuck in a time loop in which you must relive the same night over and over. It’s a night in which you’ll be stalked by a single intelligent, terrifying enemy in a house with a layout that keeps changing. 

Your only way out will be to learn, adapt and uncover the mysteries of your past.

Powered by Unreal Engine 4, Absention is being built from the ground up to take advantage of the Oculus Rift. It will be released on Windows at a date TBD. The game is currently on Greenlight as a concept, awaiting your feedback.

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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