Whether you're a 'gamer' or not, you have to say that it's pretty cool that an Indonesian video game has made it big time. The story, characters and ghosts are brilliantly Indonesian and showcases a small but important part of the culture: our superstition!
"When a group of high school students went astray from a field trip, they came across something totally unexpected. A town long forgotten trapped in a peaceful state of slumber. What they did not realize was what lurks within. And what seemed like an innocent stroll turns into disaster as the secluded town reveals its dark and terrible secrets."
You play as Linda, one of the high schoolers trapped in this mysterious - and super eerie - setting.
Here's why we love DreadOut:
1) The Setting Is Clearly Indonesia
As you're walking around, you notice parts of the setting that are clearly Indonesia - from the bamboo fences, plastic water towers and this super traditional door:
2) They Showcase Indonesian Ghosts
If you haven't seen our post on Indonesian ghosts, fear not, as DreadOut brings out most of the favourites for you to see. Just check out these 'Pocong':
3) The Smartphone
Probably the best part of the game is that they have incorporated the most cultural Indonesian trait there is out there - the ever pervasive smartphone! A very clever part of the game in fact, Linda has to use the smartphone's flash to see but also must use the camera to see some ghosts that are invisible to the naked eye, creepy...
If you're gamer, you're going to love this game, but if you're not you're just going to love how 'Indo' it is! We're proud that it's made it onto big gaming platforms like Steam and is doing pretty well. Their demo can be downloaded for free if you're keen to try it out!
Not convinced? Just check out the video of these famous YouTube Gamers, like PewdiPie and Mark Plier, testing the game out and clearly loving it: