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  RED: Lucid Nightmare Launches in Closed Beta with a Full Release in both PC and Oculus VR Coming Oct 2018
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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Modern Psychological Horror pays homage to classic horror games in a PC experience akin to Amnesia: The Dark Descent and Dreadhalls. Additional depth, immersion, and terror added with Oculus VR Compatibility. Play the first chapter if you dare this October.

RED: Lucid Nightmare is launching is launching Closed Beta September 19th with an anticipated release in early to mid-October 2018. Red: Lucid Nightmare is a Survival-Horror Adventure game where players investigate the disappearance of a family during the day and navigate deadly nightmares at night. You play as Mercedes, a down on her luck investigative journalist moving back into her family's remote mountain home after an accident. After being pulled into a case by an old friend she must discover the connection between her worsening nightmares and the missing family before it's too late. 

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“Most horror games are comfortable retreading the same territory and exploiting the same cheap tricks and loud noises to surprise their players. From the very first pitch, my goal was to design an experience that showed what I loved about horror and what I thought was missing from current games in the genre. Our goal with RED: Lucid Nightmares is to create a game that focuses on atmosphere, exploration, and terror without relying on jump scares or shock value. My most sincere hope is that the experience of our game follows a player from the screen, down the hallway, and then crawls stealthily underneath their bed.” - Naiche Washburn, Lead Designer


RED is a psychological horror game that has elements of survival horror, each night presents new challenges and things to discover. In the nightmare, you will be armed with a lighter, flashlight, and later, a radio.  Watch out for traps, some will impair your ability to move and others will take your life.  Listen carefully and tread lightly. Monsters lurk the twisted corridors tracking your moves.

When the path seems safe enough, look around, absorb the environment, and uncover hidden clues. 

Red door rooms play a major role in returning to reality. After escaping from the nightmare realm you’ll take part in a missing person’s case and have time to explore Mercedes’ home. 



Oculus VR compatibility

Reviewed by a PhD Clinical Psychologist

50+ pages of optional readable items

6 hours of gameplay

Trophies and Achievements

Easter Eggs

Awards and Mentions

Dreamhack Indie Game Finalists 2017

Hall of Games - Denver Comic Con 2017

Platforms and Release Dates 

Oct 2018 for Steam PC (Windows)

Oct 2018 Oculus Rift

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