A million things have happened since the week began, but one in particular has taken up quite a bit of my mental real estate: a former United States intelligence official and war hero turned whistleblower, David Grusch, has come forward claiming that the government is in possession of "intact and partially intact" extraterrestrial vehicles, information that he says has been deliberately obfuscated and kept from Congress.
This is an interesting story! By all appearances (and alongside support from many high-ranking officials), Grusch isn't just some kook who came outta the woodwork to start tossing around wild claims. Coupled with the fact that the U.S. government admitted, just a few years ago, to having captured footage of UFOs (now known as UAPs) that they simply cannot explain, the entire situation feels like it's building towards ... something. Then again, who knows? History has shown that it's just as likely that none of this goes anywhere, but it's certainly fun to think about.
Amidst the ongoing curiosity we may feel towards the situation, Refugium Games (and publisher Perp Games) will soon release The Greyhill Incident, an extraterrestrial horror game that pits players against a small town's alien invasion. What excellent timing!
As you can see, the extraterrestrials of The Greyhill Incident are of the classic "Grey" variety, with their big, bulbous eyes set into lightbulb-esque heads. Call me crazy, but there's something much freakier about seeing a group of those things silently striding toward you than there is being chased by yet another elaborately-designed video game alien. I don't want those goddamn things anywhere near me. Yeesh.
The game's set in the '90s. You play as Ryan Baker, a guy who ends up teaming up with various neighbors in his area to thwart the Greys as they attempt to move in, which sounds like it'll involve a fair amount of boarding up windows, stealth gameplay, and good ol' fashioned "running for your fucking life."
Interested? According to the trailer above, The Greyhill Incident hits PC via Steam on June 9th. Console players (PS4, PS5 and Xbox Series owners, to be specific) will get the game just a few days later, on June 13th. I'll be giving the game a go once it hits the PS5, and am choosing to look at this as an entertainment purchase and maybe a little training for an actual invasion. Couldn't hurt, right? We dunno what's out there.