Last weekend released on Steam the fourth of five parts of the horror series from the developers from Rayll Studios – “Fears to Fathom: Ironbark Lookout”. Each episode of the series is a separate short story about heroes who survived paranormal devilry. All games are stylized as recordings from VHS tapes, but the gameplay is very different. In this part, for example, we have to literally play a fireman-observer simulator, like in Firewatch.
Fears to Fathom: Ironbark Lookout takes us to the frightening Ironbark Park, where the main character Jack Nelson was sent to watch for possible fires. On his behalf, we first learn about missing people from local residents, and then take up our post on the observation tower. What will be next? Very exciting plot and screamers.
The gameplay of Ironbark Lookout is pleasantly pleasing: we are literally invited to play a simulator. The tower contains many instruments that can be interacted with to measure wind speed, temperature and weather. In order not to die from hunger and cold, you will have to chop wood and cook food. Add to this the style of VHS tapes and you get a very cozy simulator. If not for one thing, it’s still horror.
Did you know?
Ironbark Lookout uses a recently popular mechanic – interaction with the player’s microphone. You just have to scream at the sight of the enemy, and he will immediately hear you.
Fears to Fathom: Ironbark Lookout is only available on Steam, like the rest of the series. Moreover, the first episode – Fears to Fathom: Home Alone – can be picked up completely free of charge.