Indie developer Otherworld Interactive have released their stealth horror adventure game, Hello Puppets: Midnight Show, on Steam. This latest entry in the Hello Puppets franchise is a prequel that goes back to the beginning of Mortimer and his Handeemen.
Set in 1987, players find themselves in the shoes of Owen Gubberson, master puppeteer. Gubberson is the creator of the now-failing Muppets knock off show “Mortimer’s Handeemen”. To save the dying show, a mysterious spell is used to bring the puppets to life that quickly backfires.
Now alive and aware, these animated Handeemen become sadistic, evil versions of themselves. Running wild and loose on the soundstage, Owen must now do what he can to survive and reverse the spell before the puppets kill him and escape.
Hello Puppets: Midnight Show is a love letter to iconic stealth horror games and we are so excited to finally release it. Creating this game would not have been possible without the support from the dedicated community who fell in love with the first game, and this prequel has everything they want and more. We are so excited to share the thrilling origin story of our infamous puppets with fans and new players alike!Andrew Allen, Creative Director at Otherworld Interactive
Gameplay is centered around a dynamic hide and seek format against an advanced AI that haunts the player. In turn players are forced to study behaviors and adapt accordingly if they wish to survive. Three distinct AI boss entities with unique behaviors, personalities, and narratives will make players both fear and love them.
A unique hiding mechanic forces players to stay alert even when hidden. Various high-stakes minigames and challenges can be found across the large and complex levels. Players can utilize the variety of tools across the levels against the puppets as they evade the hostile characters and piece together the larger narrative. As the most diehard of players dive deeper into the mysterious story they will find layers of enigma, and shocking twists.
Hello Puppets: Midnight Show is available on Windows PC via Steam for $19.99. Follow @hellopuppets on Twitter, like @HelloPuppetsMidnightShow on Facebook or visit otherworldinteractive.com/hello-puppets-midnight-show for more information.
Otherworld Interactive (@OtherWorldVR Twitter, YouTube) is a Southern California based indie developer. The studio builds inventive, narrative-rich games, and immersive experiences for PC, mobile, consoles, and VR. Having established themselves in the VR gaming sector with Sisters and Hello Puppets! VR, the developer recently has been busy working on the latest entry, Hello Puppets: Midnight Show, in the Hello Puppets franchise.