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Midnight Scenes: A Safe Place now open on Steam

Midnight Scenes: A Safe Place now open on Steam
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Fifth installment in Octavi Navarro's short horror story series available now for Windows PC

Imagine Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window, but with a pinch of Rod Serling to make it even more demented. Leave it to indie developer Octavi Navarro to take a similarly twisted premise and make it even creepier than the Master of Suspense imagined, but that's exactly what we can expect from the newly released Midnight Scenes: A Safe Place.

Poor Phil is tormented. His life is in ruins, and his very existence is "threatened by his oppressive home environment [and] intransigent parents." He no longer dares venture beyond the four walls of his room, which has become his only "safe haven." Even sleep offers no respite, as his subsconscious is plagued by awful nightmares. His sanity already "close to the precipice," things go from bad to worse for Phil when he sees horrifying creatures outside. If he's to survive his crippling case of "isolation and loneliness," the young man will finally need to confront his demons and the "terrifying truths buried deep inside him."

Navarro, creator of acclaimed indie games like The Supper and The Librarian, and a contributing artist on Thimbleweed Park, once again collaborated with Susanna Granell for the fifth bite-sized installment of this popular short story series. Inspired by "horror and mystery classics like The Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits," the game is presented in stylish 80s-era voice-free pixel art with a simple point-and-click interface. Projected to take between 60-90 minutes to complete, A Safe Place is longer than some of the earlier games but with less emphasis on puzzle-based gameplay and more on the story, atmosphere and the protagonist's decaying mental state. 

If you've got what it takes to brave the perils of Midnight Scenes: A Safe Place, you can begin plumbing the depths of its protagonist's disturbed psyche right away as the game is available now on Steam for Windows PC. And if you're new to the series, you can get caught up in one fell swoop as the first four games and soundtracks for The Nanny and From the Woods are currently bunded together and available at a discounted price. 


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