RED: Lucid Nightmare

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Modern Psychological Horror pays homage to classic horror games in a PC experience akin to Amnesia: The Dark Descent and Dreadhalls. Additional depth, immersion, and terror added with Oculus VR Compatibility. Play the first chapter this October.

RED: Lucid Nightmare you play as Mercedes, a down on her luck investigative journalist moving back into her family's remote mountain home after an accident. After being pulled into a case by an old friend she must discover the connection between her worsening nightmares and the missing family before it's too late.

“Most horror games are comfortable retreading the same territory and exploiting the same cheap tricks and loud noises to surprise their players. From the very first pitch, my goal was to design an experience that showed what I loved about horror and what I thought was missing from current games in the genre. Our goal with RED: Lucid Nightmares is to create a game that focus on atmosphere, exploration, and terror without relying on jumpscares or shock value. My most sincere hope is that the experience of our game follows a player from the screen, down the hallway, and then crawls stealthily underneath their bed.” - Naiche Washburn, Lead Designer


RED is a psychological horror game that has elements of survival horror, each night presents new challenges and things to discover. In the nightmare you will be armed with a lighter, flashlight, and later, a radio. Watch out for traps, some will impair your ability to move and others will take your life. Listen carefully and tread lightly. Monsters lurk the twisted corridors tracking your moves.

When the path seems safe enough, look around, absorb the environment, and uncover hidden clues.

Red door rooms play a major role in returning to reality. After escaping from the nightmare realm you’ll take part in a missing person’s case and have time to explore Mercedes’ home.


  • Oculus VR compatibility
  • Reviewed by a PhD Clinical Psychologist
  • 50+ pages of optional readable items
  • 6 hours of gameplay
  • Trophies and Achievements
  • Easter Eggs

Awards and Mentions

  • Dreamhack Indie Game Finalists
  • Hall of Games - Denver Comic Con 2017
  • DecayMag Podcast
  • Bammsters Podcast
  • Playing Indies Podcast

Platforms and Release Dates

Early Oct 2018 on Steam

PC (Windows)

Oculus Rift

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