Pamali is a horror game based on Indonesian folklore; currently on Kickstarter
StoryTale Studios is seeking funds on Kickstarter for its upcoming horror game Pamali. Get spooked, and learn about Indonesian culture at the same time.
What is scary, and where does horror spring from? According to developer StoryTale Studios, Indonesian horror springs from daily activities. Their next game Pamali happens to be about exactly that.
The game is being produced as a set of episodes, each of which will focus on a sinister piece of folklore from Indonesia. The first will be Kuntilanak, or The White Lady. She's a right creepy sort, and she's looking for her dead baby. The second episode revolves around Pocong (pronounced paw-chong) or Tied Corpse, which is a ghost unable to leave the world of the living. Also, he travels by thumping, which is creepy in itself.
If the project reaches its funding goal, these two initial episodes should be completed by the end of the year. The devs are also planning two more episodes at least, stretching into six, should the stretch goals be met. Other stretch goals include making the game a VR experience for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, as well as releasing the game on PS4 and Xbox One. There's also a wide range of backer rewards available, based on how much you're willing to put down.
Have a look at the trailer for the initial episode below:
Pamali's Kickstarter campaign has 23 days left to go, and it requires $6,108
to be successful. It has currently made it to $4,293
as of this writing, so it seems like a good bet. Find out more at the Kickstarter campaign here
Go further east, and you'll find World of Horror, which is set in 1980s Japan. If you'd like a touch of open world to your horror, have a look at The Forest.