Maid of Sker is an upcoming first-person survival horror that combines everything you need for a creepy horror game. There’s a secluded house in the forest, monsters, and a supernatural mystery inspired by British folklore.
Inspired by a tragic story
If you need a refresher on Welsh folklore, this game is inspired by the story of Elisabeth Williams. It is a tragic story that is immortalized in the Welsh folk song “Y Ferch o’r Sker”.
Williams’ family story is about torture, slavery and piracy. Sker House, the building at the center of this story, is a real place that is considered one of the most frequented places in Britain. According to legend, Williams’ father locked her up in the house to prevent her from running away with a lover. As a result, she died of a broken heart and is now said to be persecuting Sker House
Maid of Sker plays in the mysterious Sker House in 1898. You play as Thomas Evans, a musician who embarks on a terrible mission to save the woman he loves. On the way, he has to hide to escape the faceless, scarecrow-like monsters known as The Quiet Ones. You will only be armed with a defensive sound device as you walk through Sker House’s dark and winding halls.
Hold your breath to escape enemies
What makes this game particularly exciting is the use of a 3D sound-based AI system, which is the core mechanics of the game. To escape enemies, you have to run, hide, crawl, and distract the silent. Sometimes your only hope is to stand still and hold your breath.
Maid of Sker was developed by Wales Interactive, the brain behind games like Don’t Knock Twice, The Complex and Simulacra. The release was originally scheduled for June 2020, but was postponed until the end of July.
Maid of Sker will be coming to PC via Steam, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.
PC system requirements for Maid Of Sker
If you would like to add this title to your wish list, you will find a brief overview of the system requirements here. It doesn’t look like a particularly difficult game, so you shouldn’t have too many problems.
Operating system: Windows 10 64-bit
CENTRAL PROCESSOR: Intel i5-10500 / AMD Ryzen 5 2600 or higher
R.A.M: 8 GB
Graphic: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 / AMD Radeon R9 290 equivalent or higher
DirectX: Version 11
Camp: 14 GB of available space
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