Project DORM is a game development project that focused on creating RAILS, a new character controller prototype for the horror genre.
DORM is set in a college dormitory where the player is trapped in their room looking for clues and ways to escape down the hall while a murderer is going room to room. A short clip of the voice acting acting:
RAILS is a character controller that limits the player to move along certain predefined paths. This was done to enhance suspense and limit what the player can see to guide them through the story without having to break the immersion with traditional cut-scenes. Cut scenes take control away from the player and creates a disconnect from the world the player is immersed. RAILS plays through these cut scenes while allowing the player to move towards or away from the action, depending on their play-style.