‘Mayday! Deep Space’ rethinks the survival horror genre with voice-controlled gameplay

Posted in Games, iPad, iPhone
By Sam Bathe on 9 Jan 2015


From best-selling author Daniel Wilson (Robopocalypse), Mayday! Deep Space reinvents the survival horror for a unique and chilling game on iOS. Rather than fighting bloody creatures yourself, instead you’re on the other end of a radio, answering a distress signal from the lone survivor on a derelict spaceship. Giving instructions based on a rudimentary radar, you control the game via your voice and quickfire instructions like “turn left” or “run forward”. It’s an unusual experience but adds an extra layer of claustrophobia and tension as don’t feel completely in control. Not even close. And it makes the game just as scary as anything from Resident Evil or Silent Hill.

The are five levels of “increasing mayhem”, with waypoints on the radar to get to, each a daunting distance across the map, with monsters dotted everywhere in-between. Four unique endings based on your decisions during the game make for real replay value too. Mayday! Deep Space is available now in the App Store for iPhone and iPad: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mayday!-deep-space/id695138358?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

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