Perennial is a survival horror game about being chased by the shadow you see out the corner of your eye when you look behind you on a dark night.
Every summer when you were a kid you would hike up to Four Lake Park with your parents. Recently you realised you hadn't been there in 12 years. You decided to go camping alone. You set up camp near the Watchtower and Made a fire with 5 logs, then went fishing and caught dinner. You fell asleep exhausted from the hike.
You woke up around 4 am however. You felt an unearthly chill fill your body. Something was at the door of the tent, silently watching you sleep, it's eyes two piercing points of light. A second later it was gone. You don't feel safe, Maybe you can head to the watchtower and get help or at least feel safer.
WASD - Move
Mouse Movement - Look
Left Click - Interact
Hold M or Tab - View Map (If you have one)
F - Flashlight (No effect on gameplay)
Esc - Menu
Click on a firepit with 5 logs in your inventory to light a Campfire
Click on a Campfire to save the game.
You'll be safe at a lit Campfire.
Be extremely vigilant, the monster tends to sneak up with only minimal sound cues and hides... very well
!!!Perennial is designed to be played with headphones.!!!
How The Monster Works
Only read this if you're not having fun not knowing.
The monster turns into a tree, just like any other tree in the map, after you look at it. The more times you spot the monster the longer it takes to change into a tree and the higher it's chance of charging at you and catching you.
Perennial was made by Breogan Hackett over the course of October 2018 for the Haunted PS1 Halloween Jam.
The game is currently version 0.9 which is the second version released. Update 1.0 the final update (probably) will come at a later date with more improvements to the monster, additional story/gameplay content and some secrets!