Stranded on a deserted Arctic plane with a rescue helicopter downed and little in the way of another rescue attempt anytime soon, the survivors of Distrust look to be all but doomed. That is unless you decide to assume control of the 15 survivor’s lives, managing food, water, sleep and general health as you help them attempt to survive in the harshest of environments.
Upon commencing a game of Distrust you will be able to create a team from a selection of survivors, each with unique skills and abilities that will help ensure the team survive as one. The simple to use switching mechanic will allow you to change between people as you see fit, and ordering others to complete certain tasks will also be key to surviving. Repairing tools and setting up helpful items like campfires using scavenged resources will be another thing that will be on your to-do list. But ultimately this will all allow you to complete the variety of quests to set you through the plot.
But it isn’t just the chilling surroundings that will be fighting against you, for there is a much more sinister undertone to precedings. Unspeakable terrors will plague your every move, especially when it comes to sleeping as you are at your most vulnerable. A lack of sleep leads to your team-members gradually turning insane – yet another thing that will make survival just that little bit more challenging. Soon enough you will not be able to trust your own eyes, or anybody else for that matter…
If you like the idea of testing your survival skills in unique, randomly generated environments and want to take in an experience that has been inspired by The Thing then Distrust is the game for you. It can now be played on Xbox One for £11.99, and can also be picked up on PC.
Inspired by John Carpenter’s “The Thing.” A helicopter crash left a group of explorers stranded near an Arctic base. As they try to find a way back, all they are doing is sinking deeper into a nightmare scenario. When they sleep, they attract a terrifying force that sucks the life out of their bodies, but the longer they battle exhaustion and stay awake, the less likely they are to survive… As the survivors try to sleep just enough to stave off fatigue without dying, they slowly go mad and eventually reach the point where they can no longer trust their senses. In time, they can’t even tell the difference between reality and a hallucination. Guide the survivors through a randomly generated Arctic base, overcome the severe climate and fight the unfathomable! – Gameplay involving an extreme climate – Randomly generated levels – 15 characters with unique skills and abilities – Tons of quests, game events and plot twists – Altered perception of reality: you cannot trust what you see