Frictional Games unveiled a second teaser video for its latest project, Soma
. Labeled "Item 4017: Mockingbird," the video shows a woman talking with a sentient machine, which doesn't quite seem to realize it's a machine. Things get more unsettling when she brings someone new into the conversation. We won't spoil what happens next, but it's perhaps relevant to mention that mockingbirds are known for mimicking the sounds of other creatures.
The Amnesia: The Dark Descent
and Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs
developer kicked off its mysterious Soma
campaign with a teaser site
that later featured a five-minute video
of the same woman performing maintenance on a large computer-like machine found during a salvage mission.
The project's teaser site also includes a quote from Philip K. Dick's VALIS
: "It is sometimes an appropriate response to reality to go insane." The novel delves into topics of divinity, reality and consciousness.