Alpha Polaris Retro Horror Returns
Alpha Polaris is a point-and-click Sci-fi psychological thriller adventure game initially released for Microsoft Windows on June 24, 2011 and developed by Finnish company Turmoil Games. “Alpha Polaris” is re-released last week (Ending the 23rd of October 2015) in time for the Halloween season via Steam. The backdrop of the game is set in on an American oil research station located in frozen tundra of northern Greenland. All isn’t as normal as it seems, lurking around the station is the spirit of the Wendigo, a creature said to possess the minds of humans in cold climates, driving them insane and causing them to become cannibalistic.
The Following is the Press release furnished by Turmoil Games.
Alpha Polaris, an old-school adventure game focusing on character-driven horror and environmental themes, launches on Steam in 22nd of October. Previously released worldwide in retail, the game features professional voice-acted dialogues, hand-drawn dialogue portraits and an original soundtrack.
In the midst of the snowfields of Greenland lies Alpha Polaris, an American oil research station. High above, the ion storm of the century is gathering, bringing about a strange intermixing of reality and night terrors…
Alpha Polaris was developed by Turmoil Games, an indie game studio situated in Finnish Lapland, making the game an authentic Arctic production. Developed during two long and dark Finnish winters, the inspiration for the game was drawn from such sources as inuit legends, Cthulhu mythos and the very real blight polar bears face today. However, the narrative of Alpha Polaris is character-driven:
“The heart of the game is its restrained horror setting. It allows us to explore a wide range of human themes in a realistic way: paranoia, isolation, friendship, love and so on. To us, that is the core of a good horror adventure.” says project leader Teemu Vilen.
The Steam edition includes:
- Expanded resolution support with a minimum resolution of 1280 x 768
- Steam achievements & trading cards
- Minor improvements and fixes, tweaked dialogue
- Professional English voice acting with ingame texts available in English, Russian, German and Polish