Lake Ridden for PC is an FPP adventure game by indie Swedish studio Midnight Hub. It is the studio's first production, although its members have plenty of experience, having worked for such companies as Mojang, Paradox or Tarsier Studios.
The game is set in 1988. You play as the 13-years-old Marie, who goes camping in a forest in Maine with her younger sister and friends as the summer's end draws near. At first everything seems fine, but an argument breaks out on the second night and the sister runs away into the woods. You immediately go searching for her, wishing to apologize, but instead you find a forgotten village, which only ends up creating more problems for you.
Lake Ridden is focused on the plot and puzzles. You discover parts of the story by solving the puzzles and finding various objects, such as your sister's notebook or backpack. The puzzles are diverse: sometimes you only have to find a certain object, but other times you need to conduct a more in-depth investigation or contact the people who used to live in the village. It quickly turns out that it's not quite abandoned and hides a dark secret.
Even though it's not a horror game, Lake Ridden features an unsettling atmosphere, created by modest sound effects, mostly consisting of the sounds of the forest. Moreover, the gameplay is set during nighttime, and a flashlight is your only source of light.
PC / Windows
- Minimum: Intel Core i3-2100T 2.5 GHz, 6 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 650 Ti or better, 3 GB HDD, Windows 7 64-bit
- Recommended: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 4 GB GeForce GTX 970 or better, 3 GB HDD, Windows 10 64-bit