An action/infiltration game where the story changes every time you play. In the 1970s, extremist religious sect the Collective Justice Mission moves to South America to isolate themselves. You infiltrate the compound to check on a relative but soon learn that things may not be what they seem.
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June 2

Talking Controversial Games with Game Informer + Release Dates



Thought you might want to check out The Game Informer Show this week - I got to talk about The Church in the Darkness (as you might expect), but also cults, other games about cults (maybe you’ve heard of some of them), controversial games, games that never came out, and other games I worked on that did come out like State of Decay and The Suffering. It’s a long one!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qx9pBw-kWAI&feature=youtu.be&t=5532

Also, as a quick addendum, we were reviewing the survey results from our last mailing list survey, and think we'll make a FAQ for the most commonly asked questions. (Oh, and if you want to join the mailing list, here's a handy link: http://paranoidproductions.com/mailinglist/ )

It may not surprise you that we got a lot of questions about the ship date. That comes up on here a fair amount too. Believe us we are working toward locking that down and no one wants to ship more than us. But we also don't want to announce a specific date until we are very confident about it, and we also want this game to be everything we all want it to be. Thus nothing specific yet. Unfortunately our first FAQ answer is probably not the answer you want to hear. Apologies. But we hear you, and we're working on it.

- Richard

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April 28

Kinda Funny Goes to Church



Back at the Game Developers Conference Greg from Kinda Funny played our new demo and liked what he saw - and recently he and Nick Scarpino sat down and talked about the game while watching Greg's quite stealthy playthrough.

Lessons Learned:
1) Greg is opposed to throwing rocks under any circumstances
2) To Nick, infiltration gameplay means he's ready to kill anyone he sees.

Thanks guys! We aim to please all play styles...

And if you're just looking for a way to catch up with where The Church in the Darkness is at, this video's a funny way to do it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlSkkd-gfEw

And now, back to the jungle...

- Richard

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About This Game

No one is forced to join a cult. It welcomes you. It understands you. It envelops you until the words become more than truth - they make you whole.

In the late 1970s, the charismatic Isaac and Rebecca Walker lead the Collective Justice Mission. Labeled radicals and feeling persecuted by the US government, they relocate their followers to the one place they believe they can create a socialist utopia: the jungles of South America. There they build Freedom Town. But relatives left behind in the US become worried: what exactly is going on at this compound in the jungle?

The Church in the Darkness combines unique narrative with tight top-down action-infiltration gameplay in an open-ended environment. As Vic, an ex-law enforcement officer, you travel to South America to get into Freedom Town and check on your nephew, Alex. Play how you want - you can avoid detection completely, take on the guards using non-lethal methods, or kill anyone who gets in your way. But you'll have to live with the consequences of those choices.

The game stars Ellen McLain (best known as GLaDOS in Portal) and John Patrick Lowrie (the Sniper from Team Fortress 2) as the intense Rebecca and Isaac Walker. You soak up the story through the town PA system, where the preachers share their dogma and beliefs. You find documents and letters scattered around camp which clue you into the true nature of Freedom Town.

Every playthrough offers unique gameplay scenarios and story elements, with different character personalities and a shifting narrative told through investigation and action. How dangerous are the Walkers? Who are your allies and enemies? How far will you go to uncover the truth and save these people?

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP2 or later
    • Processor: 1 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.8+
    • Processor: 1 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
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