Developer IndieGala has announced its upcoming open-world survival horror title, VORAX.
VORAX puts players into the shoes of a mercenary sent to a Mediterranean island where a mysterious pathogen has infected the local population. Players will have to battle against numerous threats, collect resources, build shelter and try to escape with their lives.
Taking inspiration from horror games like Resident Evil and Silent Hill, VORAX immerses the player in a first-person nightmare, trapped alone on an island filled with infected creatures. What was meant to be a simple mission turns into an all-out fight for survival. Equipped with the bare minimum, players must explore the dangerous island, gathering resources and materials to defend themselves against the ever-looming infected threat.
Creating a shelter and gearing up will be players’ first priority after their helicopter crashes. With hundreds of items to pick up and craft, VORAX encourages players to make whatever they can to survive. Craft weapons and tools, hunt and gather food, build barricades and traps to fortify your base. Each moment is vital as any creature, big or small, could be watching from the shadows.
The island has a variety of areas to explore for those brave enough to venture out into the wilds. From urban homes to sewers and caves, the island is ripe for exploration and scavenging. Each location may even hide new types of infected, forcing players to retreat and strategise or blast through with the firepower they’ve gathered.
With forty main quests planned for the final version of the game, players won’t just spend their time on the infected island fighting and surviving. The more that players explore the more they’ll uncover about the mysterious VORAX virus, where it came from and how to fight against it. Was this an accidental leak? A government planned experiment? Or something else? All will be revealed to those who live to find the secrets.
Defend Your Shelter: Sometimes hiding is the only option, but if the infected find you, you’ll want to have a sturdy base to defend yourself. Gather materials, board up your entrances, craft traps and hope your hard work pays off.
Craft to Survive: An abandoned island means many resources for you to collect. Gather everything because you never know what could be of use. Craft weapons and tools, materials to heal yourself, barriers and traps for your base and more.
Kill the Infected: The more you explore the island the more types of infected you’ll uncover. You’ll need to be quick to analyze how to take each one down or which ones are better left alone.
Explore the Island: This Mediterranean island contains diverse locations from abandoned homes to sewers and caves. Each location offers loot and resources as well as many enemies to take down.
VORAX is currently in development. Players can wishlist the game on Steam right now to stay in the loop on updates.