Catharsis is the game that features your darkest nightmares. It's cold, dark and you absolutely have no idea where you are at the moment. One thing is clear, though. To find peace you must get out of this dark place at once. The game might lack in jump-scares, but it's definitely one of the weirdest I've ever played. Everything in this game looks surreal, just like in a dream, but still you can't wake up. Lots of strange objects, but occasionally you will also stumble upon some creepy live creatures too.
Overall, the gameplay is scary but quite confusing. Whatever you do, just make sure not to loose conciousness.
First-person horror game
This is first-person perspective game, which means that you see everything from the main character's angle. If you start losing conciousness, your vision will blur, objects will lose shape and vignette around the screen will become red. When red starts turning to blue that is a clear signal that you are getting better. You get better when you find and observe for a while things from your past. Memories bring you back to life.
Left/right mouse buttons to use arms, 'c' to crouch, 'space-bar' to jump. You grab and pick up the object simply by touching it, which is sometimes easier said than done. The latter is probably the only drawback. Everything else works smoothly and 3D graphics is perfect, especially because this is Unity. When you want to open the door, just touch it and go back to pull it, or push the door open by going forward.
Ok, what's the story?
The base idea of the game is that the main character is in a condition of clinical death. Dark hallways you navigate are really representing the state of his mind. Randomly placed object, which give or take energy are things he had encountered earlier in life. Some were good, others not so much. When you come across the door with bright light coming through, you have found the exit.
About the author
Bartosz Moeglich aka Nirvan is Polish indie developer. This is an early - alpha version of Catharsis, which means that it needs some additional work and debuging.
Catharsis YouTube Review by Markiplier
If you don't find this guy to be too annoying, take a look at what awaits you if you decide to play this game...
MC Jefukira : Not sure if it's just me, but this is freakin terrifying!
Chara Dreemurr [undertale] : i gotta say that this is a fun game xD
HeavenboundRob : good game i may say, it is pretty confusing is some areas, but overall, i like it :)
scary_kid : my bad, you changed it ... :D lol, I really need to wear my glasses more often
scary_kid : @dark you changed review but didn't change the info :D Markiplier is not annoying lol
Joseph Kay : the game is really really good! a little bit difficult with movement controls but its ok...
TheKilljoysRevenge : it wont load? is there anything i can do to get it to work?
Tyro619 : It wont load for me and I so desperately want to play it. Anyone else have this problem?
!Cuzwhy : Good game! Took me awhile to beat but the controls are a little off. Anyway, Good game keep up the great work!
serialzero : Hmmm, doesn't look like the developer has an official website yet, but I did find his Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/DragonsShadowStudio/timeline
serialzero : Yeah, if they just fine-tuned the controls a bit more, this would be a phenomenal game. It introduces a really unique visual experience.
Vincent Bishop FNAF : @serialzero Right.The control system of this game is terrible.
serialzero : Little hard to control sometimes, but other than that, this game has an awesome atmosphere. Scared the crap out of me on more than one occasion. XD
HellaRadKawaiiCat : No matter how many times I play it this is still one of my personal favorites.
rainbowsgoboom : I cannot get the key
Scarecrow : That game is so trippy! XD
Vincent Bishop FNAF : I love the theme song of the menu.
Vincent Bishop FNAF : The sound made me scare.
cute_but_scary : cool :p
scarygamergal11 : awesome its scary! I love me some scary stuff!!!
HellaRadKawaiiCat : Besides the issues with the hands this game is awesome. :o
Creepyalex : Not bad! However, I find it a bit difficult to use my hands XD other than that it's a nice game. Freaked me out a bit, actually!
Entire_Skys : It's ok lol glitchy and confusing haha but pretty good :)