November marks the beginning of a villainous origin story as developer Image Power prepares to release its upcoming first-person horror simulator, Creature Lab. On January 19th, players can channel their inner Doctor Frankenstein and experiment with potions and elixirs, create monsters with odd body parts, and release them into the world to cause mayhem! Creature Lab offers more than just a simulation experience; players will need to solve puzzles and use strategy to earn the title of mad scientist while avoiding being found out by the authorities.
Create monsters that would make even Mary Shelley jealous! Forget about using science for good – the goal is to utilize scientific knowledge for evil. Players will begin by mixing different chemicals to conjure the correct mutagen to help bring the dead back to life. Test subjects can run amuck in the city and collect resources for more potions, more people to experiment on, or to keep the nosey government away from the lab.
There is a method to the madness; not every experiment will go as planned. Players must find the right chemicals that will blend specific mutagens. Through this method, players will work to figure out the properties of their concoction and how it will enhance the stats of their creatures. Ensuring enough creatures can carry out orders to do raids is critical.
Keeping calm and flying under the radar is the key to successful experiments in Creature Lab. To the unsuspecting eye, a seemingly regular doctor’s office serves as the player’s home base. But just behind a few doors lies the top secret lair that must be kept hidden from the general public. As experiments continue and test subjects are sent into the city, the military will gain more intel about the goings on and raise the risk of raids! Players can spread panic to slow down the government’s investigation or take up contracts from shady corporations through the Dark Web to avoid being raided.
Creature Lab is set to release on January 19, 2023, on Steam for $19.99.