Poland – July 31, 2020 – Indie publisher Katnappe and developer Genius Slackers have announced that high-school horror, What Happened, is available now for PC via Steam with a 10% launch week discount.
What Happened takes players on a drug-fuelled psychological roller-coaster aboard the deeply troubled mind of Stiles, a student haunted by demons, real and imagined. The player’s empathy for Stiles’ and the pain he feels will subtly affect the outcome, with the ultimate aim of steering him away from self-destruction.
Watch the launch trailer here:
In What Happened, players will experience a very different kind of American high school, where familiar corridors transform into eerily distorted dreamscapes in the blink of an eye. Stiles will encounter rampant vegetation, predatory beasts and the claws of hungry demons, representations of his memories and deepest LSD-fuelled fears. Nothing is ever quite what it first appears.
Crafted with a deep level of care for the subject matter, the small independent team at Genius Slackers have invested three years to create their video game manifestation of teen torment, impressively realised in Unreal Engine 4.
Hassan Mehdiasl, producer on What Happened, said: “Making this game was a journey for us, and we want players to experience a similar one when they play the game. We had an impossible task in front of us but we pushed through. Our struggles, hardships and anxieties are reflected in every corner of Stiles’ world. More than anything else, we made this game with our emotions. We poured ourselves into its corridors and the result turned out exactly how we wanted. We made it through this journey and got the happy ending. We hope our players will too.”
To learn more about the team and their work on What Happened, check out the short dev diary series here.
Pick up the game now on Steam. What Happened is planned to be released for consoles at a later date. For regular What Happened updates, follow the game on social channels and Discord.
For more information about the game, visit https://whathappenedgame.com/
Based in Warsaw, Poland, indie game publisher Katnappe is focused on bringing unique games with powerful stories to markets worldwide. In development since 2017, What Happened is the first game produced by Sourena Game Studio and released by its indie publishing arm Katnappe. Together with developer Genius Slackers, the companies are aiming to deliver an experience that will remind players everywhere of the power of unity, empathy, and a damn good story.