Hands up if you’re enjoying the renaissance of FMV games? With the likes of The Bunker already available on the PlayStation Store, and the fascinating Erica on the way, the genre is enjoying something of a revival right now. And Wales Interactive is playing a big part in that, announcing a collaboration with D’Avekki Studios to bring The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker to the PlayStation 4 next year.
This is being pitched as a “Lovecraftian FMV murder mystery”, which certainly has captured our attention. Essentially you play as a psychiatrist quizzing the recently deceased Doctor Dekker’s patients, trying to determine who murdered him. Each playthrough will apparently be different, and you’re in charge of asking the questions. This aspect of the game has been streamlined as part of its transition from PC to consoles, but it sounds like you will be able to attach a keyboard to your PS4 if you prefer.
The acting does seem a little bit suspect in the trailer, but the response to the Steam release has been universally positive, so we’re looking forward to checking this out. It’ll release on the PS4 sometime in the Spring next year.