Indie developers NVYVE Studios today announced that P.A.M.E.L.A., an open world first-person survival horror game, is available now on Steam Early Access.
The story opens in the same vein as System Shock 2, with the player character awakening from cryosleep in a futuristic location. The city is known as Eden, a beautiful remnant of what might have been paradise. Eden’s lone AI overseer, P.A.M.E.L.A. itself, sends the player to explore the ruins, which are infested with the Afflicted, the former citizens of Eden driven mad by a horrific biological outbreak.
“We’re hugely excited to share P.A.M.E.L.A. with players across the world,” said Adam Simonar, Studio Director of NVYVE Studios. “Situating the core aspects of the survival genre within our handcrafted sci-fi setting has not been without challenge but we believe P.A.M.E.L.A. now presents a unique proposition. Eden is alive with the richness and detail of a once functional city, a perfect backdrop for the player’s own story of survival, and truth they will uncover. We hope players take delight in the world, in the quiet moments amidst the conflict.”
Gameplay is based around exploration and survival. Players are able to freely build their own safe haven within the ruins of Eden, and doing so requires resources that must be scavenged. As the city is filled with hostile Afflicted, players are provided with the AARM UI system to ensure their survival. The system allows players to gain information from P.A.M.E.L.A., wield modular technology tools, hack the city’s still-functional grid, and use bio-augmentation on their character’s body.
In addition to looking for resources, players will also uncover glances into Eden’s past through the eyes of its citizens, both via the environment as well as through data logs located during the course of the game. The city contains over two hundred unique pieces of loot and resources, ranging from food to building materials and hi-tech weapons and upgrades.
“Early Access represents the next step for the development of the game as we begin to work closely with the community to evolve P.A.M.E.L.A.,” added Simonar. “Their input will be crucial to the features and content we will introduce between now and the game’s full commercial launch.”
P.A.M.E.L.A. is currently priced at $29.99 on Steam.