“Daymare: 1994 Sandcastle Gets Playable Demo During Steam Next Fest” is a horror game based on the films of Wes Craven and John Carpenter. Developed by an indie studio called Game Grumps, it’s available for free to play during this year’s Steam Fall Sale.
The “daymare 1998” is a game that was playable at the Steam Next Fest. The game was released in 1994 and has been updated to work with modern computers.
Steam Next Fest is approaching, and a number of games will be receiving free trials as part of the celebrations. One of such games is Daymare: 1994 Sandcastle, the forthcoming survival horror predecessor to Daymare: 1998 by Leonardo Interactive and Invader Studios. Starting February 21, the demo will be accessible.
Along with the announcement, a new teaser trailer was published. It adds a little more plot information than the game’s already spooky announcement video, while being short. You can see it in the video below.
The Daymare series is a contemporary take on the Resident Evil paradigm, replete with horrifying creatures, cramped passageways, and a sinister atmosphere. There’s certainly a dash of Silent Hill tossed in for good measure as well, particularly in the outdoor settings of 1998. (though 1994 looks a bit more Code Veronica than anything).
The precursor, according to Daniele Falcone, Team Coordinator at Leonardo Interactive:
Daymare: 1994 Sandcastle, like its predecessor, is a homage to classic 90s horror films. With amazing character animations, magnificent cutscenes, and precisely built monster encounters that demand experimentation and strategy, the prequel will outperform Daymare: 1998 in practically every aspect. Prepare to see some of your favorite old-school zombie movies and video games resurrected.
We didn’t adore Daymare: 1998 when we reviewed it a few years ago, but that doesn’t mean Daymare: 1994 Sandcastle isn’t worth checking out — or that it won’t convince us to give the series another chance. Please return to see what we have to say.
From February 21 to February 28, Steam Next Fest will provide “hundreds” of free game demos to test out.
Daymare: 1994 Sandcastle will be available on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch later this year.