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At a Glance: Red Barrels

IndieMonth | 506d ago
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Red Barrels is an independent game studio based in Montreal and focused on creating unforgettable single-player games. OUTLAST, the studio's first title, is a true survival-horror experience that aims to show that the most terrifying monsters of all come from the human mind. OUTLAST is currently available for digital download on PC and PS4, and the title's first DLC, OUTLAST: Whistleblower, will be available starting on May 6 on both platforms.


OUTLAST: Whistleblower follows the story of Waylon Park, the software engineer under contract with the Murkoff Corporation who emails journalists around the world - including Miles Upshur - at the beginning of Outlast.
Players meet Waylon a few weeks into his time at Mount Massive, during which he has been unable to even contact his wife and son thanks to strict security protocols. Having developed a deep-seated distrust of the profit-motivated scientists and doctors leading dangerous and irresponsible experiments on their patients, Waylon ends up setting events in motion that lead to the unmasking of Mount Massive's rotten core.
Whistleblower starts the story that led to OUTLAST, and stretches past the events of the first game to show the true final chapter in the story of Mount Massive Asylum.


Play on: PC, PS4

Mini Q&A
Answers from Philippe Morin, Game Designer and Co-Founder

Why do you make games?
We want to use interactivity to create strong emotions.

Why should people play OUTLAST?
To get their heart pumping, their palms sweating and knees shaking.  

What element of game design do you hold above all others?
Game design and immersion must go hand in hand.

Today’s Stories:
Giveaway: OUTLAST: Whistleblower Codes:
Red Barrels: An Interview with David Chateauneuf and Philippe Morin:
Some Words for OUTLAST: Whistleblower:

Day 11 | Red Barrels

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Derekvinyard13  +   506d ago
Outlast was pretty scary, nailed the atmosphere
Yeah the atmosphere was amazing. I especially loved the part when you enter the sewage and the water is all bloody
rdgneoz3  +   506d ago
It can also be hilarious. As in your gf sitting beside you, who does not do well with horror movies or games, is a joy to watch :P
randomass171  +   503d ago
My cousin and his friends play the game in our basement with all the lights off at night. They say it's quite a thrill ride. I'm squeamish so I don't think I could ever play this game lol. Looks like a lot of fun though.
BiggCMan  +   506d ago
Definitely an amazing atmosphere in the game, something really hard to pull off with horror games.
Aussie_Spectre  +   506d ago
Outlast was seriously one of the best Horror games I've ever played, nailed the story and mystery of Mount Massive and had me on the edge of my seat the whole time, well done indeed Red Barrels
oasdada  +   506d ago
Love this studio
Disagree  +   506d ago
love watching people play this
Emilio_Estevez  +   505d ago
I think I'm more of a watcher than a player on this one as well.
coolbeans  +   505d ago
I'm more of a watcher of those who're watching other people play Outlast. Btw, I give you a *Certified FresH* badge on your new curtains, Emilio. They really bring the house to life in a new way.

I haven't gone through all of Whistleblower yet, but I thought the main game was a solid horror game. There are some annoying issues I have with the design, but it's built around such a great concept.
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Emilio_Estevez  +   505d ago
Idk what you are talking about with drapes cb, b/c I'm creepin' while watching?

Idk why, but I really like watching some games more than playing them. ESO comes to mind as well.
randomass171  +   503d ago
I'm more of a watcher as well, but probably for different reasons. I'm too scared to play this game. XD
I hope for an Outlast 2, or another good horror from Red Barrel
MrxDeath  +   506d ago
"To get their heart pumping"

i didn't play the game but i saw it on youtube and it did pump my heart
XtraTrstrL  +   506d ago
Definitely got the scary down, I still have to finish the darn thing. Hopefully their next game can upgrade to UE4.
Mokastro  +   506d ago
I don't think this game even needs an "at a glance introduction" . Was scared shitless by Outlast.
beepbopadoobop  +   506d ago
I freeking loved this game!! Me and my mate had an awesome time going through this!
SpeedDemon  +   506d ago
Really want to try this game.
Carib  +   506d ago
Can't wait to see what their next game is!
shadowvisa  +   506d ago
dictionary  +   506d ago
I've read many good opinions about this game.
MisterAV  +   506d ago
Seems a very dark game...
LukeFair  +   506d ago
This one seems very scary! I love that kind of games because they gives strong emotional impact when I play them
MightyNoX  +   506d ago
Once again, loved the game and the DLC. Thank you.
BlueCroup  +   505d ago
Outlast scared the bejesus out of me
brandonb21  +   505d ago
i loved the game i would love and try the dlc
pyrocloud7  +   505d ago
Whistleblower is my absolute favorite kind of DLC, take control of a new character that is familiar to the story and add more content to the world, but not necessarily the main character of the base game. I have this kind of deep seeded hatred for DLC that adds a new chapter to the end of the existing story, kind of makes the events of the base game's ending seem pointless (this is not a blanket statement, just a general thought).
randomass171  +   503d ago
Guessing you're not a fan of Bioshock's Burial At Sea DLC?
pyrocloud7  +   497d ago
Actually haven't played Infinite yet, on my long backlog of shame, there's just more game I want to play than time I have to play it lol.
RCslayer  +   505d ago
Good Canadian studio making a great game.
theTVsaidso  +   505d ago
This expansion gets me so excited!
gobluesamg  +   505d ago
I couldn't even finish Outlast. I played at night with headphones and could feel my blood pressure spiking.
testo6  +   505d ago
gotta love this game :) indies FTW
Darklurkr23  +   505d ago
Looked super cool. Couple of jump scares, but really alot of "horror" not just BOOO and etc
ichizon  +   505d ago
Unsettling horror is the best horror. Random jump scares and gore gives little value over being put in an unsettling state, like Outlast manages to do quite well.
Vaderhoff  +   505d ago
I believe Outlast got to me more than any other horror game. I lurve it! The dlc looks great.
hankmoody  +   505d ago
Outlast is a game that I can only play for a few minutes at a time. The graphics are very realistic and give a Blair Witch feel to what's going on as the video camera view looks eerily photo realistic. The sound design especially deserves high praise.
MYDEATH21  +   505d ago
Outlast scared the shit out of me! I don't like being chased. :(
MisterMarston  +   505d ago
Haway currently writing a review for Outlast - would love to try Whistleblower after what has been an impressive first entry to the series.
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