SCP: Secret Files Has Been Released On PC

There’s 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 the public eye. SCP stands for “Secure, Contain, Protect”– The Foundation’s motto. The Foundation also happens to be completely fictional. Its fanbase, however, is very real. What started life as a wiki dedicated to creative writing about a shared universe has since blossomed into something much bigger. In recent years, fans have been treated to multiple video games set in the SCP universe. Today, players can add one more title to their collection. SCP: Secret Files released on PC today.

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 the moment because the Steam description uses both spellings in quick succession.

“Rookie researcher Karl, a new employee at the SCP Foundation, is assigned to help organize some of the Foundation’s top-secret files. However, something inexplicable happens while he is browsing the archives. Carl’s perception of the world gradually changes, and even his psyche becomes seriously affected. Can you retain your grasp on sanity after experiencing these anomalies?”

SCP: Secret Files contains five scenarios to play through

We may not know the protagonist’s name for certain, but we do know he’s in for quite a ride. In typical SCP fashion, SCP: Secret Files promises to contain a variety of anomalies, from mysterious to amusing to downright terrifying. Here’s an excerpt from today’s press release to give you a few examples:

“Hunt a malicious entity with hi-tech equipment in “The Hanged King’s Tragedy”, experience the dangerous life of a SCP Foundation D-Class operative in “No One Answered”, or commune with a sentient kitchen appliance in “I am a Toaster”. ”

If that sounds like your cup of tea, but you’re unfamiliar with The SCP Foundation otherwise, there’s some 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 has been 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 SCP secrets, and we hope that we have brought these mysterious stories to life in a way that will be loved by every fan- from rookies to veteran SCP agents as well as those just dipping their toes in the SCP universe for the first time.”

SCP: Secret Files released today on PC via Steam.

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