If you ever wondered if you could survive the dangers of the Amazon Rainforest if you were lost there, then you are closer to wondering now more as Green Hell has been announced and is all about just that. Well, at least about that minus all of the real-world danger and death that would most likely come to most gamers, but I digress. Green Hell also happens to be the first title from the newly formed studio Creepy Jar as they take the survival game genre and crack it up, then ripping off the knob. They are aiming to give us the most authentic version of this situation as they can on our PCs and then shortly after on our consoles.
That sounds nice and all, but how exactly will Green Hell do this? Through gameplay would be the snarky answer here. By going out and getting real-world data, items, and information would be another answer. That is at least how the game's features make it sound as all of the items we will magically know how to build in Green Hell will be about survival and dealing with all of the threats out there. Even those threats that many would think to ignore like infections or parasites. From the sounds of it, we will have to keep a close eye out there for all of that as well as the larger threats the Amazon Rainforest has inside. That does sound like something that has yet to truly be tried out there.
Another key fact for Green Hell sounds to be the same level of isolation these games should be placing us in. Given that the protagonist wakes up with no clue how they got there and the like, it seems we will need to question the character's sanity at times. More so as this is a gameplay feature listed and hopefully highlighted throughout the game. Humans are a social creature and when all we have is a radio with a voice on it, we can tend to go a little mad. I know I am interested to see how that all plays out in Green Hell and thankfully there is a chance to try it all on Early Access this Summer. At least for those PC gamers out there who want to give it a try.
Green Hell — Announcement Trailer
Green Hell is a sweltering struggle for survival in the Amazonian rainforest. Clinging to life, the player is set on a journey of durability as the effects of solitude wear heavy not only on the body but also the mind. How long can you survive against the dangers of the unknown?
How does Green Hell shape up so far in what you look for in survival games? Do you like the idea of using more of the true threats in these situations against us or will it be too time-consuming to get things done? Do you think that there will be a true narrative of the game or will it still stick to the "how long can you survive" mechanics these games are known for? Let us have what you are thinking down in the comments and then feel free to discuss. When we are able to scrounge up more for Green Hell, we will serve it up on the site. Just be sure to keep checking in for it all and you will not be let down.