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Headup is pleased to announce that Cracked Heads’ debut first-person psychological horror game, Silver Chains, is out now on Xbox Series X|S, available for $24.99/ €24.99 /£19.99.

Out just in time for Halloween, the game sees you exploring an abandoned Victorian manor searching for clues about the terrible events that took place in this oppressive old house where mystery and madness exude from every surface. An intriguing story will keep you exploring hauntingly beautiful interiors, solving puzzles as you seek to uncover the secrets the house has to hide.

It all starts when protagonist Peter is unfortunate enough to have a car accident. Happening on the manor as he searches for shelter for the night, he soon finds himself trapped inside. Worse, he realises that he’s not alone. Something is out to get him and things seem to get weirder with every door he steps through.

Rendered in Unreal Engine 4, the game offers stunning photo-realistic graphics that help immerse you in Silver Chains’ detailed and carefully crafted setting. These visuals combine with an eerie soundtrack to keep you on the edge of your seat as you find yourself being hunted by a terrifying monster.

“We’re really excited about Silver Chains releasing on Xbox Series X|S and especially delighted that the timing has worked out to have it ready for Halloween!,” said Headup COO Marcel Aldrup. “We’re hoping it will be appropriately terrifying for the Xbox community as they seek their holiday thrills!”

About Silver Chains

Silver Chains is a first-person horror game with a strong emphasis on story and exploration. Search for clues within an old abandoned manor to unravel the truth about the terrible events which happened here.

After his car hit a tree on a stormy night, Peter wakes up in an old abandoned mansion, somewhere in England. He can´t remember why and how he got here, but soon he realizes that the house is not as abandoned as it seems. While trying to find a way out of the house, Peter has to uncover the dark secrets of what has happened in this place.

As he tries to find his way out, Peter discovers hints which indicate that he has already been here before. But by the time he’s starting to put the pieces of the puzzle together, something evil has picked up his trail… Solve puzzles to find out how you are connected to the mysteries of this place. But be careful: Something evil lurks in the cold, dark masonry and it has already started hunting you.

Features:

  • An atmospheric horror experience: photo-realistic & detailed graphics bring the interior of an old abandoned mansion to life and an eerie soundtrack will fully immerse you into the game.
  • Story-exploration-game with puzzle- and action elements: Unravel the mysteries of a huge mansion and gain entry into its hidden areas by solving puzzles
  • Beware the dangers lurking in the dark. This evil you cannot fight – run for your life or find a place to hide: Experience intense feelings of horror as you try to escape from the monster chasing you down.

About Headup

Headup is a hybrid games publishing and development company providing players worldwide with the best content in the independent gaming sector. Established in 2009, it is active on all major platforms such as consoles, mobile devices, and PC, and was awarded as “Best Publisher” at the German Developers Awards in 2012, 2013, 2017, and 2019. With over 80 million customers served on mobile and further several million players on the PC and consoles, Headup is always looking to raise awareness and commercial success for developers thinking outside the box.

About Cracked Heads Games

Cracked Heads Games started its work in 2016 as a game developing company. Consisting of five employees, the company is located in a small town named Yakutsk, Russia.

Once part of a successful company focusing on mobile games, the team has always wanted to create games for consoles. So, leaving everything behind, they decided to start their own company. After creating office conditions in a rented apartment, Cracked Heads Games decided to start development for their first own game, an ambitious horror survival game called Silver Chains. The game was presented at some of the largest gaming conferences such as E3, Tokyo Game Show, and gamescom. Whilst preparing the release of their debut title, this ambitious company, has already started a new project, despite its size. 

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