Developer WildSphere has released some new gameplay footage from their upcoming horror game Oxide Room 104. With it, they’ve announced a rather original mechanic: the game actually gets harder when you die.
Taking place in a hotel with a mad scientist lurking about, players have to escape with all their bits intact, as the scientist wants nothing more than to harvest your organs or worse. But each time you die, you’ll be sent back to the bathtub in room 104 but the game won’t let you just retrace your steps.
After respawning, the world gets more aggressive, the hotel gets more difficult to navigate, and your chances of escape are dwindling.
You can check out the new Oxide Room 104 footage here where WildSphere announced the mechanic.
When Matthew dies accidentally, haunted by Eva, or maybe some other creature you will return to the bathtub in room 104… But things have changed. The environment will be more and more hostile and your chances of escaping alive will be drastically reduced. – Keep Matthew in good health and stay away from the blood!Youtube
This mechanic runs contrary to what most games do, which is make things easier when you repeatedly die. This game begs the question: just how difficult things can things get?. Will you eventually reach a point where you have to restart the entire game?