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Jun 16, 2022

Work on some rad cadavers in The Mortuary Assistant, as it scares the daylights out of you on August 2nd

From Press Release:

Los Angeles, CA (June 15, 2022) – DreadXP — an independent horror publisher and production company — and developer Darkstone Digital, have been dying to announce the August 2, 2022 release date for their upcoming first-person horror title, The Mortuary Assistant. The game puts you in the shoes of Rebecca Owens, a recent Mortuary Sciences grad who’s starting an apprenticeship at the spooky River Fields Mortuary. Long hours and no living beings around should make for an easy, if boring job. And those rumors about possession and demonic acts are just stories, right?

Late one night, you are called into work to handle some embalmings. Death doesn’t keep day time hours. But there is something different about these bodies, because there is something different about you. The phone rings with the Mortician on the other end. The rumors are true, and you can not leave.

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The Mortuary Assistant features demonic banishments, creepy puzzles, detailed mortician tasks, and multiple endings. Each playthrough of The Mortuary Assistant is unique, featuring different demons, bodies, and scares custom tailored to your playthrough. Players will need to balance their mortuary tasks and hunting for clues. You’ll need to brave the dark hallways and pay close attention to details if you wish to walk away with your soul intact. With a story told through multiple playthroughs, each run offers something unique.

The scares in The Mortuary Assistant aren’t limited to the supernatural, as the game features authentic tasks practiced by real-life morticians. These include making incisions on the dead, pumping their remaining blood out, retrieving them from the cold storage, and conducting embalmings. The first person perspective puts you right into the medical action which only ramps up the tension as the bodies you’re working on start wandering.

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The Mortuary Assistant Key Features:

  • Keep your eye on the (em)bal(mings): Perform various jobs around the mortuary including embalmings, body tagging and general upkeep. But watch out for disappearing bodies. They’re the worst!
  • Creepy But Make it Authentic: The Mortuary Assistant features authentic mortician tasks that are fun for all! Who knew that retrieving bodies, making incisions, and draining blood could be so much fun?
  • Get Your Daily Exorcize: Some pesky bodies just won’t stay dead, and you’ll have to hit them with a standard exorcism. A word of warning, the learning curve to exorcisms are a real killer.
  • Collect them all!: The River Fields Mortuary is chalk full of useful items that will make your job more pleasant. From matches and scalpels, to PCs with Windows 95 and demonic artifacts, they’ll help cure your boredom and maybe even keep you alive.

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The Mortuary Assistant is set to release on August 2, 2022. Looking forward to playing with the dead? Download the demo and add the game to your Steam wishlist today:

A press kit with screenshots, trailer, logos, and key art is available here:

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About DreadXP

DreadXP is an indie horror production and publication label that focuses on unique, experimental titles that have been overlooked by the bigger labels. The company is passionate about creating a positive horror community with a focus on supporting developers and delivering the unique content genre fans crave. DreadXP titles include Digital Dragons’ Best Indie Game of 2022 – First Place award winner Sucker for Love: First Date, the Dread X Collection series, SPOOKWARE, and upcoming titles such as Hand of Doom, My Friendly NeighborhoodThe Mortuary AssistantMirror Forge, and SPOOKWARE Multiplayer.

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