nyctophobiaWhat could be more frightening than becoming stranded in near total darkness, lost and alone? In Nyctophobia, the new PC game developed by Lightning Man Media, you face down your fears and find your way back into the light.

Nyctophobia takes place in Lakeview Woods where players find themselves marooned and plunged into darkness after driving their truck into a boulder. They must then navigate on foot through foreboding environments from an abandoned train station to a skeleton lake. All the while they are pursued by a mysterious man known only as “The Keeper” who scatters cryptic messages along the way. Players follow clues to collect items needed to restore power and bring back the light. But they only have a small flashlight to find their way and must constantly work to keep the batteries charged in order to survive.

Nyctophobia is a 3D first person adventure game that will be available on Desura beginning March 18, 2015.

“I wanted to recreate the experience of wandering through the woods late at night,” says game developer Chris McGlade. “I grew up in a dense wooded area and it always creeped me out when it started to get dark. I guess this was a way of confronting my own Nyctophobia.”

Fight the fright, find the light as you wander through the dark unforgiving woods with chilling surprises. Nyctophobia (Fear of Darkness) is a 3D game that is visually compelling and fun to play. It immerses you in darkness and gives you the chance to fight your fear. One night, as you’re driving alone along a dirt road in your pick up truck, you take a wrong turn down the dark depths of the mysterious Lakeview Woods. Your darkest fears come alive. You move slowly across unfamiliar terrain, but the gameplay is tense as the player must collect battery packs to keep his flashlight lit or else be swallowed by the darkness. There are key items the player must collect that serve a purpose toward reaching the ultimate goal of bringing back the light. Nyctophobia offers a fresh experience to players time and time again. Its map is expansive with numerous different environments to explore and challenges to overcome. Can you defeat the darkness?

About Jess Landry

Jess Landry is an eccentric billionaire, the inventor of the hacky-sack and a compulsive liar. She spends her time mentally preparing for the zombie apocalypse and playing with her cats. You can find some of her work online at and EGM Shorts.

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