Independent Montreal studio Red Barrels  has announced that its first title – PC survival-horror experience Outlast – will be playable for the first time as part of the PAX East Indie MegaBooth in Boston, March 22-24. Attendees will be given a chance to walk the corridors of Mount Massive Asylum in the shoes of investigative reporter Miles Upshur as he tries to escape the evils that roam the complex’s halls. Red Barrels will be located in the Indie MegaBooth on the PAX East show floor, booth 776.
“We got a huge amount of fantastic, positive feedback when we unveiled Outlast a few months back, so we knew we wanted to provide gamers with a chance to play it as soon as possible,” said Red Barrels co-founder David Chateauneuf. “I can’t wait to watch people take their first steps in Mount Massive.”
In the remote mountains of Colorado, horrors wait inside Mount Massive Asylum. A long-abandoned home for the mentally ill, recently re-opened by the “research and charity” branch of the transnational Murkoff Corporation, has been operating in strict secrecy – until now. Acting on a tip from an inside source, independent journalist Miles Upshur breaks into the facility, and what he discovers walks a terrifying line being science and religion, nature and something else entirely. Once inside, his only hope of escape lies with the terrible truth at the heart of Mount Massive.
“There is no doubt in our minds that the MegaBooth is the way for us to be a part of PAX East,” said Philippe Morin, the other co-founder of Red Barrels. “Indie developers, cool games, passionate people, friendly atmosphere… what’s not to like? We hope to see you all there!”