There is a well-known corner of the internet called The SCP Foundation. Its mission is to track down and detain anomalies to keep them out of public view. SCP stands for “Secure, Contain, Protect” – the motto of the Foundation. The Foundation also happens to be completely fictional. His fan base, however, is very real. What started life as a wiki dedicated to creative writing about a shared universe has since morphed into something much bigger. In recent years, fans have been treated to several video games set in the SCP universe. Today players can add one more title to their collection. SCP: Secret Files released on PC today.
“Are you ready to fight in the dark so others can live in the light?
Welcome to the Foundation, recruits!”
— SCP: Secret Files 🚀 Available now! (@files_scp) September 13, 2022
SCP: Secret Files tells the story of a brand new Foundation employee named either Karl with a “K” or Carl with a “C”. The spelling is unclear at this time as the Steam description uses both spellings in quick succession.
“Rookie researcher Karl, a new employee of the SCP Foundation, is tasked with helping to organize some of the Foundation’s top-secret files. However, something inexplicable happens as he sifts through the archives. The perception of the Carl’s world is gradually changing and even his psyche is becoming seriously affected. Can you keep your grip on sanity after experiencing these abnormalities?”
SCP: Secret Files contains five scenarios to play
We may not know the name of the protagonist for sure, but we do know he’s going to have quite the ride. In typical SCP fashion, SCP: Secret Files promises to contain a variety of anomalies, from mysterious to amusing to downright terrifying. Here is an excerpt from today’s press release to give you some examples:
“Hunt down a malevolent entity with high-tech gear in ‘The Hanged King’s Tragedy’, uncover the dangerous life of an SCP Foundation D-class agent in ‘No One Answered’, or commune with a sentient kitchen appliance in “I am a Toaster”. ”
If this sounds like your cup of tea, but you’re unfamiliar with the SCP Foundation, there’s good news for you. According to lead developer Xiaoliang Wang, you don’t need to be a pro to enjoy the game.
“As a studio, it was wonderful to have the opportunity to develop a game based on the SCP Foundation project. Our team is very excited for players to delve into the secrets of the SCP, and we hope we’ve brought these mysterious stories to life in a way that will appeal to all fans, from rookies to veteran SCP agents, to those who have just dipped their toes into the SCP universe for the first time.
SCP: Secret Files released today on PC via Steam.