The Fridge is Red, the first-person horror anthology series with PS1-inspired visuals from developer 5WORD Team and publisher tinyBuild, traumatizes Windows PC via Steam today.
As a dead-beat father barely getting by, Frank starts fixing home appliances on the side for some extra cash in order to provide for his family. Until one day a mysterious red fridge is dropped off. Beyond repair and with nowhere to dump it, Frank leaves it in his basement… Where it now permeates a foul, ominous aura.
Venture into a world turned upside down, hijacked by the darkest corners of Frank’s mind. Explore the everyday locations in his life now tainted with disturbing creatures. Dodge the undead’s advances scouring different landscapes from abandoned graveyards to a snowy highway. Search for answers to learn the truth about Frank’s family and the cursed red fridge.
Enter a retro horror throw-back paying homage to the low poly stylings of the PlayStation 1. The Fridge is Red highlights an era of clever game design that toyed with the minds of audiences, coupling obscure sound implementation with gruesome imagery to evoke fear. Brave six carefully crafted chapters on a thrilling episodic adventure filled with frights along the way.
“Part obscure game, part psychological experience, The Fridge is Red came from our ever growing desire to push the limits of a genre we enjoy so much ourselves,” said Artem Kudriashov, lead designer, 5WORD Team. “Our inspirations came from other games, books, cult classic movies, leading us to create a terrifying mystery adventure combining different mediums into one.”
The Fridge is Red releases on PC via Steam today for USD $14.99. It will support English, French, German, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Korean, and Simplified Chinese language text.
To learn more about the game visit tinyBuild’s official website and The Fridge is Red’s official site. You can also follow the publisher on Twitter and YouTube, as well as the game’s official Twitter, and join the 5WORD Discord.