- Project title
- Group name
A Few Screws Loose Studio
- Sheridan program name
Computer Systems Technology - Software Development and Network Engineering
- Release Date
- Project Description
Ahmmit’s Gate is a single-player, reverse-horror game where you play as Ahmmit, a blind monster from an ancient time that survives off the fear of humans.
Her eggs have been stolen, so she has torn her way into this dimension to recover her kin. With a deadly sensitivity to light, Ahmmit can’t stay in this world for long, so you must track down your eggs and return to the gate before you perish. Echolocate, crawl, and pounce your way through a museum while smashing objects and disabling security lasers. But be sure to keep Ahmmit from falling weak! Stick to the shadows and terrify the pesky guards so that you can harvest their tasty fear through predatory assassination!
Playable with Mouse/Keyboard or PS4/Xbox One controller on PC.
- Project background/history
The idea of Ahmmit was loosely based on the Egyptian deity of the same name, who was commonly referred to as the “Devourer of the Dead". Utlizing this concept, we wanted to design a horror game where you play as the monster, since that offered many opportunities to explore various unique gameplay mechanics. It is also satisfying to see how players interact with a game’s world as a horrific monster as opposed to a standard hero. From the beginning, we wanted to focus on creative fear-inducing tactics. Optimizing for a maximal fear harvest while under the pressure of a depleting health bar, low visibility, and trying to stay hidden creates a sense of urgency for the player.
- Website URL https://afewscrewsloosestudio.itch.io/ahmmits-gate
- Project features
- REVERSE-HORROR: play as the monster!
- STEALTH: pounce and crawl your way along all surfaces to avoid the guards, lights, and lasers!
- EXPLORATION: the museum is an open map with multiple paths through connecting vents and elevator shafts!
- FEAR GENERATION: interact with objects to make noises that scare the guards!
- JUICY ASSASSINATIONS: Pounce kill at guards to absord their fear!
- COLLECTATHON: Find all three of Ahmmit’s eggs!
- QUICK PLAYTHROUGH: The game can be completed in around 15 minutes.
- LANGUAGE: English