DEAD LETTER DEPT., the data-entry horror game being developed by Mike Monroe of Belief Engine, has released its demo today via Steam on PC. DEAD LETTER DEPT. will also be participating in the Steam Next Festival in early October. The demo is a small 30 minute slice of the full game, of which the release date has not yet been announced.
DEAD LETTER DEPT. is a typing horror game experience, placing you as a transplant moving to a new city working as a data entry job temp- helping to transcribe undelivered mail that failed automated computer recognition. Whether because the mail was damaged, the handwriting was illegible, or something worse. You use your computer keyboard to type in various prompts presented, and attempt to decipher damaged images as oddities begin to appear. The game mixes in procedural generation to make every play-through different and unique.
“One of the things I want to rely on heavily with this game, is developing the slow burn atmosphere,” said Mike Monroe. “and in the full release I want to push a lot more weird voyeurism told, from coming across all this lost mail.”
The preview demo for DEAD LETTER DEPT. originally appeared in the Haunted PS1 Demo Disc: Spectral Mall compilation at the end of August, but this is the first time it is being released on its own.
View the DEAD LETTER DEPT. Teaser Trailer here:
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