Survive Monsters and Epilepsy Simultaneously in Roots of Insanity
A new trailer has been released for Roots of Insanity, a survival horror game set in a hospital. Of course, you can expect gruesome environments and scary monsters.
As someone who’s had to take a syringe to the gums, I can attest to the universal fact that universal truth that hospitals are scary places to begin with. Roots of Insanity however, isn’t satisfied with that, and goes full auto by adding deadly monsters to them. Thankfully, they don’t have syringes. At least, not according to the the trailer seen below.
Roots of Insanity has you playing as one Dr. Riley McClein, working on what seems to be an ordinary day at the August Valentine Hospital. Suffering from epilepsy, Riley needs his medicine to prevent attacks. His ordinary day is turned upside down when he hears a screaming woman outside (and discovers that she wasn’t watching Game of Thrones, possibly). What follows next is a harrowing adventure as Riley struggles to fight off attacks, both epileptic and physical.
The trailer is best viewed in 60 fps, which really raises the fear factor in my opinion and makes the game’s environment seem that much more real. As far as indie trailers go, this one is put together really well. It’s tempting to brand this as just another first-person survival horror game, but at the same time, there is a kind of coherence and polish to the game that’s not very common in the genre. As the trailer shows, Riley is no mewling coward: he’s seen stabbing, kicking and even shooting the ugly monsters that he faces.
The game is developed in Unreal Engine by a Turkish team simply calling themselves the “Roots of Insanity team”. You can find out more information about the game at its official site. Apparently, there’s going to be a demo out later this year, available on PC and Mac. The game’s full version will also release on Linux. No VR versions of the game have been announced, so you can hold off on buying a new set of underpants.