Trapped in a time loop where you must relive the same night. Explore the mysterious lake house and discover it's dark secrets. But be careful. You are not alone…

You have inherited a lake house from your estranged father who disappeared under suspicious circumstances. After falling asleep after a long day traveling to the isolated house, you wake to the chilling chime of a grandfather clock. Suddenly the power goes out and in the blackness you see glowing eyes of something running at you. You wake up to the haunting chime of the grandfather clock...

In Absention you explore the mysterious lake house that changes it’s layout every time you play. You memorize key events and learn from your mistakes to overcome the terrifying foe that hunts you. You take that reluctant sprint, risking it all in the hopes that this time you live to see a new day. You uncover the mysteries of your past and escape this eternal night or terror.

TIME LOOP GAMEPLAY

You must relive the same night, but don’t make the same mistakes. Remember what you've learned and adapt.

TOTAL IMMERSION 

Built from the ground up to take advantage of the Oculus Rift VR for complete optical and audio immersion. 

DEEP EXPLORATION 

Secrets are right under your nose. Detailed environments and mysterious objects need thorough inspection.

TRUE SURVIVAL HORROR

 A pure survival horror experience with an emphasis on evasion and smart thinking. Sneak, hide, and solve.

RANDOMIZED ELEMENTS

Each new game is unlike the last. Key rooms and objects have randomized locations to keep players on their toes.

MYSTERIOUS FOE

A single enemy stalks you in the darkness. Use stealth and listen carefully where it is at all times.

MIND-BENDING PUZZLES 

Things are not always as they seem. Multi-sensory puzzles will challenge your way of thinking.

UNSETTLING REALISM

Powered by Unreal Engine 4, Absention pushes the visual boundaries of an indie game.