Don’t Scream Challenges Players to Play for 18 Minutes without Screaming

Don’t Scream, a psychological horror game challenges players to play for 18 minutes without screaming, and if you do, you will unfortunately be forced to start all over. You should also know that squeaks, Gasps, and nervous giggles all count, well, unfortunately.

Don’t Scream Challenges Players

Don’t Scream Challenges Players

With any type of horror game out there, being scared is really kind of the point, but the upcoming indie game and title Don’t Scream challenges gamers to do exactly what its name would suggest and that is, play through the entire thing without screaming, gasping, or even squeaking at all. Allowing a fearful noise to escape through your mouth will only make things scarier simply because anyone who does so will be reportedly forced to restart from the beginning. Ouch.

Developed by Joure & Joe, a team of two developers, the game Don’t Scream as you should know requires players to allow their microphone and then calibrate it so that it effectively can detect any fright. You will still very much be able to talk softly, and the developers of the game have admitted that it is still possible to shout through scares without being made to restart the game, but just as they put it, “it’d spoil the thrill”.

Don’t Scream Gameplay

If it is that you are someone who easily gets scared, one small mercy here is that the game is only 18 minutes long, although based on the trailer (which you can watch and stream on YouTube, but beware of the jump scare), and those might just be the longest 18 minutes of your life. Players in question must explore the mysterious Pineview Forest and then uncover its secrets, with time only counting on as you actually move, so you just can’t hide in a corner and then hope for the best.

That is pretty much the only mercy there is to the game, though, as the scares are totally unpredictable with the title, so you’ll never know just when they are coming. It certainly doesn’t sound like a game for the faint-hearted.

Don’t Scream Storyline

And while there is not a set story to the game, the developers promise “deep lore hidden within”, with future plans for Steam objectives in question all tied to certain special objectives which will unveil what really is going on in the forest ultimately. Of course, you can just force your way all through the 18 long minutes looking at as little spooky stuff as possible, if you would prefer.

Release Date

Don’t Scream doesn’t have a full release date at the moment, but early access will start on Steam on October 27, just in time for the Halloween season.



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