Night Terrors is an augmented reality survival horror game built on top of a scenario that’s already creepy enough for many – walking around your house in the dead of night with the lights off.
The game promises an ultra immersive experience, something that augmented reality has thus far failed to deliver. Armed with just your mobile device and its rear camera LED, gamers are instructed to plug in a set of headphones, wait until it’s dark outside, turn off all the lights and hold the device up to their face as they slowly traverse their home.
That may not sound all that frightening or technologically advanced but the game’s Indiegogo pitch may change your mind.
As developer Bryan Mitchell explains (without giving away all of their secrets), the game is built on four major algorithms that are collectively able to understand where the walls, ceilings and floors of a room exist. The system also uses point-source modeling, environmental filtering, gyroscope sensor data and intensity scanning to further sharpen the map.
Audio is spatialized and mixed with your device’s microphone feed then fed to your headphones to help make the experience all the more believable.
The goal of the game is simple. Save a little girl and survive.
If you’re the type that likes a good horror flick or haunted house / maze, this could be right up your alley. A pledge of just $5 is all that’s needed to guarantee you get a copy of Night Terrors when it’s released. Those looking to donate a bit more can score some pretty cool reward tiers as well.