Real World Survival Horror Kholat Comes To Steam Greenlight

Written by Stuart Thomas on Mon, Feb 3, 2014 3:45 PM
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A new survival horror title has been announced that is based upon true events. Kholat is set to tell the tale of the disappearance of nine Russian hikers in Dyatlov Pass during the winter of 1959.

Developer Imgn.Pro are looking to make one of the first true-to-life survival horror games, exploring how the nine experienced alpinists’ mutilated bodies were found scatter on the slopes of the Ural Mountains. Being inspired by real events certainly makes Kholat infinitely creepier, as the teaser trailer demonstrates…

The game has just hit Steam Greenlight and looks to be inspired by experimental indie games such as Dear Esther and Slender. Developed in the Unity engine, Kholat tasks you with being a member of the Dyatlov Pass investigation team that chances upon the bodies, tasked with looking into the events that led to their deaths. The real-life investigation into the events of Dyatlov Pass was concluded with police stating that a “compelling unknown force” had caused their deaths.

Kholat is set to feature a new ‘fear manager’ tool that is responsible for creating tension in the game, although it’s unknown what form this is going to take. Imgn.Pro are promising gameplay videos soon, although from what we are aware of Kholat is an adventure game with no hints on where to go or what to look for, instead relying on your trusty map and compass to steer your way throough the environments.

What do you think of a horror game based upon real events?

Is Kholat a bit close to the bone?

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13:07 Feb-04-2014

the movie devils pass is about the dyatlov pass incident i think it is 5 college students go try to find out what happen to the people that died in the dyatlov pass

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11:54 Feb-04-2014

Incredible trailer .

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10:54 Feb-04-2014

This is gonna be an interesting game! Haven't really gotten a good based-on-true-story horror games these days. If the gameplay comes out and it looks good, I'm gonna hype the shiz out of this!

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10:46 Feb-04-2014

I live alone. so unable to play such games.........
I could not play Outlast.

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12:45 Feb-04-2014

im not alone and i still sh!t bricks with those games... now if you may i will go play Octodad ^^

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08:25 Feb-04-2014

I always curious about what are the thing that really happened in Dyatlov Pass....

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07:46 Feb-04-2014

aaaaaaaaaaaaaahh okey KHOLAT is for the russian version of the word "HOLOD" pronounssed [holat] ^^

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14:33 Feb-04-2014

nope mate, Kholot is part of that mountain name, (i sepak russian as well :)

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09:19 Feb-05-2014

+1, maybe the word itself originated from there then? we do love take words from other languages a lot ^^

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07:25 Feb-04-2014

want just want!!!! it is what i really wanted for long time!

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00:35 Feb-04-2014

we haven't had horror game from real events right? this should be good..

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21:33 Feb-04-2014

Agree

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20:57 Feb-03-2014

i want it.

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20:20 Feb-03-2014

From what I can see, and after reading the Dyatlov pass incident, I can tell this is going to be a game similar to Miasmata, but probably even scarier. Really keeping an eye out for it!

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20:27 Feb-03-2014

yeah. games that dont leave you with many ways to defend yourself or fight are much , much more scarier in my opnion for example amnesia the dark descent. and i think this is gonna be like that too.

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20:43 Feb-03-2014

I'm currently playing Amnesia for the third time ;D
Still has the same amazing atmosphere.
I love the second one too, finished it a month ago (and not a speedrun playthrough, I was actually reading and searching for every note, to understand storyline), and I must say I like it as much as the first one. Waiting for S.O.M.A. now :D

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20:00 Feb-03-2014

nightmares guaranteed!

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17:22 Feb-03-2014

http://mysteriousuniverse.org/2012/01/mountain-of-the-dead-the-dyatlov-pass-incident/
^^that is a very good detailed article about the whole situation and what not if anyone really wants to look into it. Some crazy s*** is all I can say.

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16:35 Feb-03-2014

Well this sure looks interesting.

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16:48 Feb-03-2014

ye it sure does

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16:52 Feb-03-2014

Holy hell that dyatlov pass incident is indeed creepy just read whole lot about it .

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