Written by. Nick Mosier based on the original Japanese article (original article publication date: 2022-05-19 18:47 JST)
Japanese single-player game developer 727 Not Hound has announced that Playable model hits Steam on May 25. The game will cost around 500 yen (about $4).
Playable model is a 3D deck-building horror game about infinite looping corridor exploration. The setting of the game is the Dead Soul Corridor which was created from a ghost photo. Players will take photos to solve puzzles in an effort to advance time in the hallway from 12:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
But taking pictures requires film, and if you run out of film, you’re sent back to the gallery room at the start of the hallway with the time reset to 12:00. It is impossible to achieve your goal with just the movie you’re given when starting the game.
You can also gain new abilities by taking pictures of the objects and paintings in the hallway. For example, taking a photo of the “fast clock” will advance time by 60 minutes, and taking a photo of the ocean painting will increase the amount of film you have. Gathering these images, or building your deck so to speak, is how you will approach the hallway.
The corridor contains scary monsters that will harm players, so it is essential to be careful. One enemy is the Doppelganger who will die if a photo is taken of it, forcing players to watch their steps while taking photos.
Developer 727 Not Hound has released a number of free horror games so far. As the name suggests, Playable model is a playable prototype of a game still in development. the Playable model arrives on Steam is an improved version of the free version Playable model which is available on the Japanese site Freem! with additional photography subjects and balance changes.
Playable model can be found here on Steam. 727 Not Hound is currently developing a new game called Photogenic minds based on Playable model (related article).