Welsh ghost tale inspires chilling new video game
A CREEPY tale from Welsh folklore is being used as the inspiration for a new horror-themed video game.
The Maid of Sker, a ghost story that inspired a Victorian novel, tells the story of a heartbroken woman whose spirit is said to still remain in an 800-year-old mansion.
And now independent Welsh gaming company Wales Interactive has revealed it will launch a new survival horror game, called Maid of Sker.
It will be coming to PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch next year.
The game is based on the haunting story of Elizabeth Williams, and you play as Thomas Evans, a musician who is thrust into a terrifying battle to save the woman he loves.
It’s set in 1898 in and around Sker House – a real building which still stands just outside Kenfig in Bridgend and is said to be one of the most haunted in Britain.
David Banner, co-founder and managing director at Wales Interactive, said: “We are taking inspiration from RD Blackmore’s 19thcentury novel, The Maid of Sker, and the original Welsh ballad, Y Ferch o’r Sger, but telling the story in a truly sinister way, with multiple endings that will be discovered depending on the player’s actions.
“Expect to play a truly terrifying survival horror that reignites one of the most haunting tales in Wales.”
Maid of Sker features realistic 4k visuals with gameplay focused on stealth, exploration and no-weapon survival tactics, with a 3D sound-based AI system being the core survival gameplay mechanic.
Sker House in Porthcawl is reputed to be haunted. Inset, how the building looks in the video game