Somewhere between sanity and madness lies a realm torn between the two. Illusions become reality, and reality becomes nothing more than a vision.
HUMAN is a short psychological horror game which examines inherent, earthly, and otherworldly evils, and the forces which drive them. As you make your way through an Alaskan auroral research facility in search of employees it quickly becomes very clear that something has become alerted to your presence. Suspiciously, once it knows you're there, you're more than welcome to be there. Drawing you in, you soon begin to question all you see and hear.
HUMAN is highly metaphorical, yet accessible. All is explained in its simplest essence, but for those willing to look beyond the surface, there lies layer upon layer of symbolism, and clues regarding the nature of reality, which add depth to the meaning behind HUMAN.
HUMAN is primarily story and experience driven, however environmental puzzles and problem solving are interlaced within.
W, A, S, D - Movement
Right Mouse Button - Zoom In/Out (Useful for reading tablet screens and papers)
F - Flashlight
E - Interact
Shift - Run
I am a one-man development team. Everything in HUMAN was programmed, modeled, textured, animated, and composed by me.
Such great atmosphere building in this. The story gives a nice mystery, and overall I really enjoyed this. It's incredibly pretty and the sound design is incredibly on point. The teleportation really starts to get to you, and some of the subtle parts like lockers moving, or the shadow in front of the door only add to the experience.
My only issue really is that the subtitles are very small, so reading was a bit hard, as the voice acting while great, is hard to hash out amongst the static at time on the radios.
It's the second game in the video above if you wanting to see a bit of the gameplay.
Overall though it's worth the experience, and definitely worth a try.
Very atmospheric and the creepiness factor is on point, nice puzzles that aren't hard but are solid, the act of teleportation is mysterious as you don't know if you're just being controlled or actually teleporting. All in all i really enjoyed it. Thank you for making this! 2nd game.
I love the uniqueness of this game with the illusions and the separation of time with the changes in location! I would like to add that I wish the story was told more through the gameplay and the game itself rather than the tablets to add in some immersion. I'd also like to see a bit more gameplay implemented to give the player something to do rather than just walking around. Still thought the game was good though just needed a few tweaks! :) Check out my review here:
This was a very well made horror game, it had me on the edge of my seat through the whole thing. Excellent build up, and overall great experience. I would recommend this game to anyone wanting to play a short but effective horror games. Well done!
This game was A treat to play, visually impressive with a few interesting mechanics. Surprised this was completed as a game jam to be honest. The voice overs are great but unfortunately, the static really masks the talent, wish it was just provided normally. Otherwise great game!