Factsheet

Developer:
Belief Engine
Based in Redmond, Washington

Release date:
TBD

Platforms:
PC Steam

Website:
beliefengine.com/deadletterdept

Regular Price:

USDTBD

Description

After moving to the big city, you got yourself an apartment, and secured a temp data entry job- just to keep you afloat till something better comes along. Your official title is a Data Conversion Operator, but you're really more like a warm body who types up all the junk computers still can't read. Day to day, you go to work & process the images displayed on your terminal, and type up whatever text is in front of you. Whatever can be made out, that is. Letters and lost mail, some mangled and twisted, that have traveled from place to place with nowhere else to go. Sometimes the mail you receive is a little strange. Sometimes, it feels like it's talking to you directly through the screen... DEAD LETTER DEPT. is a short horror game mystery experience, where you use your computer keyboard to type in various prompts, and attempt to decipher damaged images as oddities begin to appear.

History

Mike Monroe has been wanting to work on a horror game again for long, long time. The game was originally inspired after hearing Scott McKie talk about his weird experiences as a Data Conversion Operator for the US Postal Service, in which during college he would go to the facility in the middle of nowhere in the dead of night. The game is additionally loosely inspired by the Dead Letter Office branch of the USPS, in which mail is stored and sometimes sold away after all attempts to deliver it has failed.

Features

  • Bizarre and sometimes intense typing challenges.
  • Mysterious and largely obfuscated storytelling.
  • Rich and dark moody atmosphere.
  • Prominent audio and ambient sound design.
  • Multiple endings, depending on circumstances followed in the game.

Videos

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About Belief Engine

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Belief Engine is a small indie-software development company founded by Mike Monroe and Scott McKie, located in the Pacific Northwest, and serves as the vessel for both their individual projects and collaborations. Belief Engine developed a range of software- productivity & artist tools, as well as video games & VR experiences.

More information
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Dead Letter Dept. Credits

Mike Monroe
Developer, Belief Engine

Scott McKie
Additional Writing, Belief Engine


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