Last Year is a multiplayer survival horror video game by developer James Wearing that pits stereotypical teens against a killer. The game, which takes much of its inspiration from classic horror films, allows five players to play as teens with a sixth playing as the killer. The teens attempt to escape, all while evading the killer’s machinations and plots.
In movies the Killer always appears when the victims least expect it. Nowhere is safe. The same goes for Last Year. Survivors can never fully “out run” the Killer because the Killer can spawn his or her self almost anywhere they want. It works like this: Say you are a Survivor walking through the halls of the high school. If the Killer spots you from afar he can’t just chase you down and attack you because Survivors run faster than the Killer can. Instead, the Killer needs to try and take you by surprise and attack you from up close. To get into the perfect attack position he’s able to unspawn and go into Predator mode if he isn’t within your line of sight. Once he’s in predator mode he can move super fast, way faster than survivors can, but he can’t attack. He can, however, watch you and study your movements.
Last Year is currently raising funds via a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign.
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