There’s nothing like dealing with a cult to get the blo0od pumping in the middle of the day! That’s the experience we got to have at PAX East as PAranoid Productions brought their latest title The Church in the Darkness to the con last week. The game put you in the role of a family friend in the ’70s who travels down to South America to find their brother who joined a religious cult called the Collective Justice Mission, led by Isaac and Rebecca Walker. The church basically hated the way the U.S. was doing things and sought refuge down south, taking all their members with them. As you survey the camp they’ve set up, you see one too many things that will make you paranoid of any cult.
The game is part exploration, part stealth, part information gathering, with results that often don’t end well. The bonus the game has going for it is that no two missions are the same. If you die and start over, everything will be different, giving the game a lot of replay value. There’s no official date for the game yet, we were told it would probably be late 2018 or early 2019 when we checked it out. We highly recommend checking out a demo of The Church in the Darkness when its released.