Sci-fi survival horror explores the dangers of caffeine

by Rachel Baker on August 15, 2014

This is an interesting article about an indie game called Caffeine.

It’s an alternate future. Humans have grown to love caffeine to the point where the entire population of Earth is addicted — so much so that terrestrial sources of the drug are no longer sufficient. Mining ships are sent to the stars to find the minerals that can be used to create a synthetic version — and you have woken up, alone and with no memory, on just such a vessel — only it seems to be empty except for you.

This is the premise for Caffeine, a sci-fi, first-person survival horror currently seeking funding on Indiegogo — the creation of indie first-time game developer Dylan Browne of Incandescent Imaging in Adelaide, Australia.

“I started off wanting to get into the Visual Effects industry,” Browne told CNET, “And I am completely self-taught in many skills that transferred over to game development. At the beginning of this year, I decided to make the switch since I have always been an avid gamer. I enrolled in an online course, but I have gotten quite a bit ahead of that course now!”

After looking for positions with established developers — and, unsurprisingly, having a hard time finding one — Browne decided to strike out on his own. Caffeine is his first attempt at making a game.

Sci-fi survival horror explores the dangers of caffeine

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