Experience a thrilling cinematic VR adventure like no other as you race to uncover the secrets of the mysterious Sentinel Islands. Explore amazing locations, meet a cast of unforgettable characters, solve puzzles and fight for your very survival.
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Planned Release Date: Q3 2019

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About This Game

“How did it get to this; A meeting I didn’t want to have; a trip I didn’t want to take.
My life’s in the hands of strangers I don’t even trust.
From the moment I first stepped foot on the Sentinel Islands, I saw creatures that I thought were the thing of legends...
My only goal now: Survive.”




Area of Darkness: Sentinel is a psychological thriller/adventure game that offers you a uniquely immersive cinematic VR experience like no other. Set in 1978, you’ll play as Dr Anne Evans on her journey from New York to the iconic Sentinel Islands; one of the few remaining places in the world untouched by modern civilization; a true area of darkness. Along the way, you’ll encounter a cast of intriguing characters and creatures, uncover harrowing mysteries and fight for your very survival.

Features


  • Play as archaeologist Dr Anne Evans in the faithfully-recreated 1970’s game world
  • Immerse yourself in the truly cinematic experience with its 135-page script and decisions that affect the storyline and multiple endings
  • Breathtaking locations to explore: from an upstate New York mansion to millennia-old tombs on the Sentinel Islands
  • Experience thrilling, life-like set pieces built from the group up for VR, including the sensation of parachuting from a plane at 30,000 feet!
  • Interact with a vibrant cast of characters that all play an essential role in the unfolding mystery
  • Fight supernatural creatures using the intuitive, motion-based combat system
  • Solve unique puzzles using a variety of techniques such as controller motion, item combining, physics-based throwing, and environmental manipulation
  • Collect dozens of fully voiced journal entries, telling an exciting sub-narrative of those who came before...
  • Fully motion-captured scenes choreographed using professional actors and voice actors, with animation created by an Emmy-nominated Animation Director


  • Full body view (no floating hands here) and a physical inventory system (without the need to navigate through menus) allows for total VR immersion
  • Smooth VR-optimized movement and rotation options mean no motion sickness!
  • Cinematic movement and rotation options for the VR Purists out there - feel the intensity!

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

There is a lot of violence against fictional humanoid creatures as well as mutated animal like creatures. This includes stabbing, slashing, bone breaking and eye popping. The main character, in first person view, also suffers injuries during quick time event fights. Gore accompanies these incidents.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-4590
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce GTX 970 OR EQUIVALENT
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core i7
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce GTX 1070 OR EQUIVALENT
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
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