Publisher Katnappe and developer Genius Slackers’ high-school horror title What Happened launches on PC today, sending players on a drug-fuelled psychological journey as they look to battle their demons as protagonist Stiles. You can check out the launch trailer down below:
In What Happened, players will experience a very different kind of American high school, where familiar corridors transform into eerily distorted dreamscapes in the blink of an eye. Stiles will encounter rampant vegetation, predatory beasts and the claws of hungry demons, representations of his memories and deepest LSD-fuelled fears. Nothing is ever quite what it first appears.
Crafted with a deep level of care for the subject matter, the small independent team at Genius Slackers have invested three years to create their video game manifestation of teen torment, impressively realised in Unreal Engine 4.
Hassan Mehdiasl, producer on What Happened, said: “Making this game was a journey for us, and we want players to experience a similar one when they play the game. We had an impossible task in front of us but we pushed through. Our struggles, hardships and anxieties are reflected in every corner of Stiles’ world. More than anything else, we made this game with our emotions. We poured ourselves into its corridors and the result turned out exactly how we wanted. We made it through this journey and got the happy ending. We hope our players will too.”
You can check out some screenshots for the game down below:
What Happened is available today on PC – it’s also coming to consoles at a later date. Find out more on the official website through this link.