Another bodycam horror title, Zoochosis, is on the way with Zoochosis tasking us to save the various animals or deal with the monsters they mutate into
I have said it once, and I will say it again, 2024 seems to be the year of the bodycam horror game with Zoochosis getting announced and joining the ranks of so many other titles. This is not a terrible thing, yet, but something to take note of as we now see Clapperheads using the same style in their upcoming title. Thankfully, it looks as if that will not be the only selling point for Zoochosis and the team is looking to give us something truly terrifying along the way. I mean, this is a game where if we fail, all of the animals in our zoo become horrific monsters that will rival the feel of other eldritch horrors out there. You can read that as we are getting some massive body horror in the mix to go along with the bodycam style of the game. Color me intrigued.
That might sound like a little much, so let us take a look at what Zoochosis will actually entail. Obviously, there is the visual style that the game is going to have. The idea is that we are playing as a zookeeper taking on their first night shift. All of this seems fairly normal until we find out that some of the animals might be infected with a parasite that is doing some weird things to the animals once it infects them. On top of the normal well-being of the animals now, Zoochosis will also have us diving in to see what caused this outbreak, how we can stop it, and make us choose which animals we will save along the way. Something that implies that we might not be able to keep the zoo running perfectly clean and we might need to do some shady things to make sure the animals do not get out of their enclosures. Here is a look at the gameplay so you can see what it is all about.
Zoochosis — Announcement
Clapperheads invites you to spend a terrifying evening as a newly employed night zookeeper where the animals are not as they first seem… Welcome to Zoochosis, the heart-pounding new bodycam horror simulation game coming to PC via Steam in Q2 2024.
Zoochosis is a spine-chilling bodycam horror simulation game where you play a zookeeper about to start their first night shift. As you strap on your bodycam and go about your rounds, you notice strange behavior from some of the animals in the enclosures, unlike anything you have ever seen. A terrifying parasite is spreading, mutating some of the animals into grotesque versions of themselves, blood-thirsty and ready to do anything to kill you to escape. You must identify the infected animals and make vaccines to cure them before the parasite spreads out of control and to the wider zoo. Unravel the mysteries of the zoo and save the animals to save yourself, as your choices will ultimately determine your ending. Will you survive the night?
- Become The Night Zookeeper: Interact with the animals, take care of them, choose and prepare their meals, restock, and clean up after them in the enclosure.
- Save The Animals!: Something is terribly wrong with the animals. Can you unravel the mysteries of the zoo and save them? You must discover the cause of the infection, create a vaccine, and cure them before it’s too late.
- Choices Matter: Which animals will you save? How will you cure them? Your decisions will be key to your survival and the ultimate ending of the story.
- Bodycam Footage: Strap on your bodycam and capture all the terrifying events of the evening. Explore the darkest corners of the zoo with a unique perspective adding a new level of tension and horror to your quest.
Okay, the bodycam thing in games, for me, feels like it is going to be overused but in Zoochosis it oddly works. I am guessing that the full story in the game will make sense of why we have to wear on as well. Even if it does not, I am going to focus on the insanity of the creatures we are going to be seeing in the game if we do not cure them in time. A spider-giraffe hybrid? I am in. A kangaroo that has had its pouch turned into a gaping maw. Hello, nightmare fuel. This right here is what feels like will be the bigger selling point for Zoochosis to me. Not to mention the fact that it does look like we are up to some other insane things just to keep ourselves and the other animals alive. I know I cannot wait to see more for this title as of right now and hope they hit their Q2 of 2024 timeline to give us all of the extra horror in our lives.
Is this what you were thinking from a game titled Zoochosis or does it sound about right to you? What other monstrosity do you think we will see in this game and how twisted will some of the designs truly get? Could there be a way to save all of the animals in the zoo or will we need to let some die so others can thrive? Go into the comment section to discuss all of this and everything else that we have to share with you out there. I am sure that we will have a lot more for Zoochosis on the site, so please keep on checking in for those updates and the many others we have to share along the way.