The Mortuary Assistant is a new first-person horror game that is now available on PC via Steam. It comes from developer DarkStone Digital and publisher DreadXP, the latter of which known for the Dread X Collection series. A new trailer for the game can be viewed below.
In The Mortuary Assistant, players will take on the role of Rebecca Owens as she begins an apprenticeship at RiverFields Mortuary. However, this is a mortuary in which the dead do not remain that way, and demonic forces may be involved. Things seem to go as normal for a while. However, one night Rebecca notices something a bit off about her latest subjects.
“Late one night, you are called into work to process and embalm some cadavers,” reads the game’s description. “Death doesn’t keep day time hours. But there is something different about these bodies, because there is something different about you. The phone rings with the Mortician on the other end. The rumors are true, and you can not leave.”
A different take on horror
Horror game fans may be wondering what the gameplay will be about, and it seems to include a mixture of different mechanics. The Mortuary Assistant features puzzles, tasks related to the protagonists’ mortician job, and even multiple endings.
In an interesting detail, the developers mention that each playthrough of the game should feature unique demons and bodies. Players must balance their mortuary tasks while also investigating clues regarding the supernatural mystery going on behind the scenes. Also, while many of the scares will come from the supernatural, it appears that performing mortician-based tasks, such as making incisions and draining blood, will prove to be scary in their own right. Working on dead bodies could prove difficult for squeamish players
The Mortuary Assistant is a horror game that will likely send some chills up your spine. It’s now available on Steam for $24.99 USD, but it can be purchased at a 10% discount during launch week. You can also find it on Itch.io, where there’s a downloadable prototype.