Back in 2014 one of the most highly talked about games that never came to be was the P.T. demo for what would have been Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro's Silent Hills. However, things didn't quite work out as many gamers (and the creative minds at Kojima Productions) wanted, but there have been a number of imitators to spawn since then aiming to rekindle the atmosphere and gameplay featured in the horror demonstration. Recently an indie developer managed to remake the P.T. demo and give it out to the general public for free, so for everyone who missed out on it years ago can play the fan remake right now.
The game is available for download over on GameJolt, and it's called PT For PC. The name is definitely different enough to separate it from the original P.T. demo that Konami owns the rights to, so it shouldn't be too much of a problem.
The game clocks in at 1.6GB, so it's no where near as big as some of the other games out there, and it's completely free so you don't have to pay a dime to try it out for yourself.
The developer warns that it's not really for anyone who hasn't played the P.T. demo yet, so it might be wise to check out a Let's Play video on YouTube first before you download the PT For PC game. Unfortunately, Konami removed the demo from the PlayStation Store and there's no way to get your hands on the original P.T. demo after the relationship between Hideo Kojima and Konami dissolved.
Originally the demo was a lead-in for what was supposed to be a reboot of Silent Hill in the form of Silent Hills, which would have been Hideo Kojima's take on the classic survival-horror franchise. The P.T. demo became renown for its visual trickery and photorealistic environments thanks to the Fox Engine, which is still in possession by the folks at Konami.
The demo played out very similar to the jump-scare movies like Paranormal Activity, but it was a lot more nuanced and subtle leading up to the big scares; treading you along like a horse following a carrot.
For PT For PC, the game is fully playable at the moment but there are still some fixes and updates to be mode to iron out the game further. It's been in development for just over a month, and is a 1:1 recreation of the P.T. demo for the PlayStation 4, rebuilt from the ground up in the Unreal Engine 4.
Version 0.9 is currently up and available for free, but there are plans to release a 1.0 version a week and a half from now. That's all assuming that Konami won't step in and issue a cease and desist. The company has been adamant in preventing copycats and copies of the demo from spreading around, so we'll see if PT For PC can survive through the legal minefield of Konami's lawyers.
For now you can download the free version of the game from GameJolt and give it a test run for yourself.
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