'Moons of Madness': 6 Ways This New Space Game Is Terrifying (Video)

Check out the haunting encounters a player can experience in the new video game "Moons of Madness" in this video. A disappearing apparition and a nimble multilimbed monster are some of the most frightening sights in the game.

Today (Oct. 22), video-game developer Rock Pocket Games and publisher Funcom release "Moons of Madness," an out-of-this world horror game, so those wanting to add some fright to their October ahead of Halloween can fire up their gaming PC and give this story a go.

"The game is set on the planet Mars in a not-so-distant future, and mixes the scientific exploration of the red planet with the supernatural dread of Lovecraftian horror," Funcom representatives shared in a March 2019 news release. 

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The artwork for "Moons of Madness," a 2019 P.C. game developed by Rock Pocket Games and published by Funcom. It will be available for PS4 and XBOX in late January 2020.  (Image credit: Funcom/Rock Pocket Games)

This single-player game offers beautiful interiors and their scary transformation as trick-or-treats for the eyes. Cryptic messaging also pique the mind's interest. Wrapping up this space horror story in a creepy bow-tie is its cast of nasty alien and ghost-like creatures. Here's why "Moons of Madness" just might haunt your dreams.

"Moons of Madness" will also be available for XBox and Playstation 4 on Jan. 21, 2020. 

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Doris Elin Urrutia
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Doris is a science journalist and Space.com contributor. She received a B.A. in Sociology and Communications at Fordham University in New York City. Her first work was published in collaboration with London Mining Network, where her love of science writing was born. Her passion for astronomy started as a kid when she helped her sister build a model solar system in the Bronx. She got her first shot at astronomy writing as a Space.com editorial intern and continues to write about all things cosmic for the website. Doris has also written about microscopic plant life for Scientific American’s website and about whale calls for their print magazine. She has also written about ancient humans for Inverse, with stories ranging from how to recreate Pompeii’s cuisine to how to map the Polynesian expansion through genomics. She currently shares her home with two rabbits. Follow her on twitter at @salazar_elin.