Norwegian developer Funcom have announced that their multiplayer scaring game Hide and Shriek is now free to play on Steam.
“Hide and Shriek was an experimental game for Funcom,” said Scott Junior, (Executive Producer, Funcom). “It was a smaller-scale project that allowed our North Carolina studio to get to grips with the Unreal Engine, but it also became quite a hit among the players who jumped in when we released it during last year’s Halloween. Our hope is that by now going free to play there will be many more gamers to play with, making it easier to quickly find and get into one-vs-one multiplayer matches.”
Initially released last year during Halloween, Hide and Shriek is a novel one-on-one battling game where you need to scare your opponent to win. You do this through using spells summoning demons, setting elaborate traps, and of course using good ol’ jump scares.
Each player in Hide and Shriek is invisible so in order to detect your opponent to scare them, you must observe clues such as doors opening, objects moving and the activation of your traps.
Check out the trailer below, turn down your lights, leave all your doors slightly ajar, and get ready for a fright!