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. This provocative setup is the basis of the upcoming title The Church in the Darkness.
Persecuted for their radical beliefs, Rebecca and Isaac Walker lead their people into the jungles of South America. There, in the isolation of Freedom Town, they can finally escape the injustice of the US and follow the true path of the righteous… but an outsider is in their midst.
From Richard Rouse III (The Suffering) and inspired by real-life events, The Church in the Darkness is an action-infiltration game that delves into the radical movements of the 1970s. As a former law enforcement officer, you have resolved to get into Freedom Town and check on your sister’s son. But life in Freedom Town may not be what it seems.
Every play-through of The Church in the Darkness offers a unique version of Freedom Town with different character personalities and a shifting narrative told through investigation, observation, 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?
Of special note, the roles of the cult leaders were written specifically for Ellen McLain and John Patrick Lowrie; married in real life and well-known for voicing GLaDOS (Portal) and the Sniper (Team Fortress 2), respectively. The couple is also helping to compose the soundtrack―Ellen’s musical contributions to the Portal series obviously need no introduction.
Seems like an interesting premise, but the game has a long way to go.
The Church in the Darkness is coming to PC/Mac, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in early-2017. For more information, follow development at www.paranoidproductions.com/church.