Independent Argentinian developer Totwise Games plans on bringing its first game, The Hum: Abductions, to the PC PS4 and the VR technology Oculus Rift later this year. The official release date hasn’t been stated, but the developer’s website indicates a release window of quarter 3 or quarter 4 of 2015.
The Hum: Abductions is being marketed as an alien abduction simulator, which is certainly unique because, while we’ve played numerous games that have had alien abductions in them, we’ve never had a game that focused its entire story around this subject. The closest game that I can think of is Prey for Xbox 360, but that game was a first person shooter, and The Hum: Abductions is more akin to something from the survival horror genre.
In The Hum: Abductions the player experiences alien abduction through the eyes of Holly Sanders, a mother to an infant child, and a wife to her husband that vanished under mysterious circumstances a few months before the game begins. Feeling lonely and depressed over her husband’s recent disappearance with only her baby boy Dan to comfort her, Holly must uncover what happened to her husband, as well as the future abduction of her son while she is just outside his bedroom door.
The Hum: Abductions is supposed to be a prequel to The Hum: Alien Invasions, which is an alien invasion simulator, all set in The Hum Universe.
No word yet if The Hum: Abductions will make its way to the Xbox One, but if it’s a critical and commercial success, I’d say it’s really a no brainer for the Totwise Games to make the crossover.