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Brave the Nightmares of the Quiet Men in Maid of Sker

Brave the Nightmares of the Quiet Men in Maid of Sker

Brave the Nightmares of the Quiet Men in Maid of Sker

When they arrive, do not panic — don’t even breathe

Category: Upcoming Release
Written by: Karla Munger on October 29, 2018
Genre: Survival Horror
Published by: Wales Interactive (digital), Perp Games (boxed)
Developed by: Wales Interactive
Release Date: Q3 2019
Platform: Windows, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch

According to Wales Interactive, Maid of Sker is based on the true story of Elizabeth Williams. It takes place in Victorian Wales in 1898. The setting is Sker House, a real dwelling that still exists and is said to be one of the most haunted in Britain.

Gameplay is focused on stealth, exploration and no-weapon survival tactics. Experience a multiple thread narrative where your decisions matter, unlocking different story paths and multiple endings.

The core survival gameplay mechanic is a 3D sound-based AI system. In order to survive, you’ll have to hide, run, creep, trap and distract. There will be times when all you can do is stand still and hold your breath.

Richard Pring, Co-founder and Technical Director, Wales Interactive: With our knowledge and experience of cinematic interactive storytelling from the likes of BAFTA Cymru award-winning Late Shift, we are implementing a cause and effect feature in Maid of Sker — meaning your choice of gameplay will effect different outcomes later in the game.

Rob Edwards, Managing Director, at Perp Games: We are extremely proud to continue our relationship with Wales Interactive. Maid of Sker is influenced by real events and promise to be one of 2019’s scariest games. We are delighted to be offering horror fans the opportunity to own a Physical Boxed copy of the game.

David Banner, Co-founder and Managing Director, Wales Interactive: We are taking inspiration from R.D. Blackmore’s 19th century novel, The Maid of Sker, and the original Welsh ballad, Y Ferch o’r Sger, but telling the story in a truly sinister way, with multiple endings that will be discovered depending on the player’s actions. Expect to play a truly terrifying survival horror that reignites one of the most haunting tales in Wales.

Look for Maid of Sker in Q3 2019 on Windows, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.

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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