Why the hell haven’t we had a game about alien abductions? We got Alien: Isolation last year, but that was about being trapped on a space station with a deadly Xenomorph, and then years before there was Destroy All Humans, but that was just design for fun and not frights. Well, we may just be getting our wish with The Hum: Abductions
Developed by Totwise Studios and powered by Unreal Engine 4, The Hum: Abductions is a prequel to set up The Hum Universe and is taken from a concept created by Ariel Arias. It includes novels, comics and RPG books that have been developed over the past 20 years. While the game has struggled to find financial support, the team hasn’t given up yet. Back in 2014, The Hum was added to Steam Greenlight, but unfortunately not much came out of it. Until now, with the announcement of Abductions. Hopefully it’s enough to launch what could potentially be one of the next best gaming franchises.
You will play as Holly Sanders, a wife and mother who’s husband disappeared months before Abductions takes place. The game will have you uncovering pieces from their past, all the while dealing with the surrealism of a seemingly malicious alien presence. Totwise are aiming to release Abductions in the first quarter of 2016 for PC, Mac, and PS4, and are even making is compatible with the Oculus Rift.
In an age where every horror game has to deal with mind bending reality, or a supernatural presence, it would be nice to have someone change it up a little bit, and aliens are the best way to do it. Check out the trailer below, and keep your fingers crossed it doesn’t get Silent Hill’d.