Japanese indie game developer Chilla’s Art has announced that their upcoming horror game The Karaoke will be available on Steam starting February 3.
The Karaoke is a psychological horror game set in a 24-hour karaoke parlor in Japan. The protagonist of the game is a high school girl who comes alone to the parlor to perform some karaoke. While the story details are still unknown, the character will likely find herself caught up in some sort of incident at the karaoke parlor. In the screenshots posted on the Steam store page, we can see the inside of the parlor and the backdrop of a town at night with no signs of other people.
In the below trailer, we can see scenes that involve riding a bike into town at night and visiting a karaoke parlor. There also appears to be a rhythm minigame to play while performing karaoke. In addition, we can see a character named Moeka in the screenshots and trailer who gets caught up in a dangerous situation by the trailer’s end. The character will likely play an important role in The Karaoke.
According to the game’s store page, it includes a VHS graphical filter that adds extra immersion to the horror experience. This filter can be freely turned on and off from the options menu. The game includes six endings.
Chilla’s Art is a Japanese game development team composed of two brothers who create horror games. They have released many short horror titles, such as The Convenience Store, The Closing Shift and Stigmatized Property. Their works have gained attention thanks to being featured in videos created by streamers, which has led to a growth in popularity.
The Karaoke can be found here on Steam.
Written by. Nick Mosier based on the original Japanese article (original article’s publication date: 2023-01-31 15:30 JST)