THEY HEAR YOUR FEAR.
In Stifled, sound is your only resource but also your greatest enemy.
Stifled is an immersive sound-based stealth-thriller, in which you navigate pitch-dark environments through the use of ‘echolocation’. The sounds made by your in-game character and yourself through microphone input reveal the otherwise hidden world around you.
However, undue noise will attract the attention of creatures lurking in the darkness, creatures that hear your fear. To survive, you will have to tread the line between making sounds to see, and staying quiet to stay hidden.
Stifled is the spiritual successor to Lurking, a student game developed over a course of 6 months at Digipen: Institute of Technology, Singapore. Lurking won the Best Student Game and Excellence in Technology awards at IGF China 2014, and was also nominated for awards at TGS SOWN 2014 and SXSW Gamer’s Voice 2015.