Developer Genvid Entertainment has officially confirmed that Silent Hill: Ascension will finally make its highly anticipated debut at the end of October! This interactive streaming series arrives just in time for Halloween, aligning perfectly with its eerie themes. At its heart, Silent Hill is a choose-your-own-adventure mini-series. To add to the excitement, Genvid CEO Jacob Novak has drawn comparisons between the upcoming game and the popular interactive film Black Mirror: Bandersnatch! So, without any more delay, let’s delve into the details of Silent Hill.
Silent Hill: Ascension Release Date Draws Nearer!
The first Silent Hill Ascension series premiere livestream will go live on Halloween, Tuesday, October 31, 2023, at 9 pm ET/6 pm PT on the mobile streaming app or at Ascension.com.
Ascension will become available via desktop browser, iOS via the App Store, and Android through Google Play.
Silent Hill: Ascension is an interesting addition to the game industry
Ascension is not a traditional game! Being a spin-off of the Silent Hill franchise, it will give the viewers a chance to determine the actual end of the story. Due to its different nature, many need help understanding its mechanism! So, allow us to walk you through it.
The viewers will have a big say in how this series operates. Simply put, Ascension draws inspiration from Black Mirror: Bandersnatch and Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead, and community-driven play, à la Twitch Plays Pokémon. This story will roll out over weeks and months and will be solely molded by player interaction.
Jacob Navok explained the game’s mechanics in great detail in an interview with Polygon. Reportedly, Silent Hill: Ascension uses a gaming engine that accepts input from all gamers and shows a desired output! It’s working is no different from Twitch.
Every single day, the story will change! In the first week of the live streaming, you’ll be introduced to the characters and settings. From here onwards, the game will pick up pace. Then, at predetermined times, the audience will have new sequences and action settings to deal with.
Silent Hill: Ascension is a Hybrid Experience
Being one of a kind, the live-streaming series is giving a tough time for viewers to understand. Ascension’s working principle is crowd-control decision making; the decisions taken in live-streams will affect how the game proceeds.
Nonetheless, if you miss these live streams, fear not because your choices will still carry weight. Attending these live sessions will grant you a firsthand experience of how the game operates and how decisions are shaped. During these live sequences, you’ll encounter various situations, some of which may put characters in danger, requiring immediate assistance. However, it’s not guaranteed that all characters will make it through every sequence. Ultimately, it all comes down to the struggle for survival.
Indeed, the developers aren’t aware of how the game ends! The audience will decide the true ending; this is the main reason why there are multiple leads in Silent Hill: Ascension. For instance, if you see a main character in danger, there will be QuickTime event-like buttons that are supposed to be pressed repeatedly to save the character. If most of the playing audience fails to do this, that particular character will be killed off.
Hence, this series is going to continue for months! There’s no redemption in Ascension, meaning that if a particular character dies, there are zero chances of it returning.
This ends our coverage of Silent Hill: Ascension. Rest assured, if more relevant information surfaces, we’ll add it immediately to this site. So, remember to keep an eye out for further updates!