Based in Bristol, UK
Hollowbody is a third person survival horror game with an emphasis on strong world building set in a dystopian near-future. With classic survival horror gameplay inspired by early 2000s horror titles such as Silent Hill 2, 3, Kuon and Rule of Rose.
It's a Shipper's biggest fear. You're grounded in the exclusion zone, twenty miles of death and decay sealed off by the towering, suffocating walls erected after the collapse.
Alone, stranded, and with limited resources at your disposal you'll have to push your way through the zone, solve environmental puzzles, manage resources and fight for your life as you try to find a way to escape beyond the wall.
Classic survival horror gameplay inspired by early 2000s horror titles.
Cinematic blend of dynamic and fixed camera angles.
Logic puzzles, resource management and limited combat with a focus on narrative and exploration.
Full voice acting.
An emphasis on strong world building set in a dystopian near-future.
Carefully paced save points ensure tension is maintained whilst respecting the player's time.
Accessibility options to aid players who prefer exploration over combat.
New game + features.
It sounded like a simple job, another run across the zone, slow and low. Keep under the radar by casing beneath the electrical storm that blankets the sky overhead. But something feels off. The drop point is dead.. hadn't been active in months, maybe years. These things happen, people get spooked. A five hour flight back and a few hundred credits wasted on fuel. You get in your hover and head home.
An hour into the zone and there's an issue with the hover. The nav's running in circles and you're gaining altitude. Before you know it a blinding white fills the sky. The dash goes dark and your hover drops out of the air like a lead balloon, slamming into the paved streets below. You wake to the acrid smell of an electrical fire, rain pounding on the cracked windshield. You're surrounded by the crumbling remains of what were once considered homes.
Play as Mica, an unlicensed Shipper working for an infamous ring of black market freelancers.
You need to find a way out. Call for evac, scale the walls. Something. Anything. Survive.
Hollowbody is a solo project by developer Nathan Hamley of Headware Games, err… me (hello).
Last year I released my acclaimed psychological horror game Chasing Static, my first foray into 3D game development after my previous commercial 2D release Guard Duty.
The game was a success! With pre and post-release coverage from major gaming press as well as hugely influential content creators (Jacksepticeye, IGP, Gronkh etc) praising the game.
This year, I’m going one step bigger. A tribute to my favorite game series Silent Hill and the genre it embodied, classic survival horror.
To ensure consistency throughout the game (and also because I’m a bit of a control freak) I will again be taking on all aspects of the game’s development. I create all the art, write the story, code the game and this time I will also be creating the game’s soundtrack myself.