WHO LURKS, a one-of-a-kind party game of deception from United Arab Emirates’ studio, Hybrid Humans, is set to infiltrate unsuspecting mobile devices on May 10th.
Gather 3-6 of your closest friends/frenemies/haterz and get ready for a test of wit, reflexes, and memory to uncover the identity of the Alien among you . . . before it’s too late!
In Who Lurks, an Alien is disguised as a crew member aboard the AE Hybrid spaceship; the Alien player is *randomly selected* at the start of the game and must secretly sabotage the ship before it can find a new home for humanity…
On the opposing side, the crew’s objective is to “search and destroy” — or basically survive until the end of the game. With five or six players, a second alien might be added to the mix — making things even more tense!
Everyone — including the Alien — is assigned a role as part of the AE Hybrid’s crew: Captain, Soldier, Pilot, Engineer, Doctor, Chef. While aboard the AE Hybrid, players will encounter missions that are carried out through minigames. For example: In “Prisoners,” players must place colored dots in a “prison” of a matching color before time runs out; “Maze” generates a randomly-shaped maze that players must successfully navigate with their fingers; and “Patterns” presents players with five colored circles and a rhythm that must be duplicated.
At the start of each scenario, the crew selects a specialist for that mission. Each role excels at certain tasks and can give the entire crew certain benefits as long as the right specialist is chosen. However, if the wrong specialist is chosen, the mission becomes much harder — and if the specialist fails the mission, the damage to the ship can be catastrophic. If the Alien is chosen as the specialist, the player will have to choose between purposefully failing the mission to cause the most damage or successfully completing the mission and staying hidden from suspicion. Once per game, Aliens can deploy a special mutator to make missions more difficult for the specialist player — like adding mines to the Maze game or forcing players to repeat patterns in reverse — giving them a greater likelihood of failure.
Players take turns playing each minigame by passing the device around the room until everyone has taken a turn. At the end of each round, players can view each other’s stats to uncover how many missions a crew member has completed or failed. Then the crew as a whole gets to eliminate one of their members as a possible Alien traitor! Players must choose carefully; for every innocent lost crew member, the player loses that member’s specialization — and the Alien is one step closer to victory.
In single-player mode, the player is the last surviving member of the crew and must perform missions alone. After completing enough missions, a special module can be unlocked that will enable the player to discover the identity of the Alien in multiplayer games.
Who Lurks Key Features:
- Experience a thrilling party board game in a digital format
- Practice your poker face with local multiplayer and 3-6 of your closest friends
- Play with a single device in pass-and-play mode
- Perfect your Alien Abilities and disrupt the human players
- Enjoy a fast-paced single-player mode and unlock more content
- Challenge your friends in Hard mode, where high tension can result in more mistakes — leading to more damage to your ship and even more difficulty locating the Alien saboteur(s) among you
Watch the Who Lurks official trailer:
Who Lurks will be available for FREE on the App Store and Google Play on May 10th. The game contains three distinct in-app purchases:
* Remove ads option
* Hack system + remove ads
* Full unlock (bundle)
ABOUT THE DEVELOPER
Based in Abu Dhabi, Hybrid Humans is a creative independent game studio dedicated to crafting memorable and exciting gaming experiences. The team — led by chief executive officer and game director, Fakhra AlMansouri — passionately believe that video games can have a positive effect by making the world a happier place and inspiring everyone to make a difference. To learn more about Hybrid Humans, please visit http://hybridhumans.ae.