SYDNEY, March 19, 2015 -- Indie Startup, Dream Wave Games Announced Absention -- A VR Survival Horror Game with a ‘Groundhog Day’ twist.

Trapped in a time loop where you must relive the same night. Explore the mysterious lake house and discover it's dark secrets. But be careful. You are not alone…

In Absention you explore the mysterious lake house that changes it’s layout every time you play. Memorize key events and learn from your mistakes to overcome the terrifying foe that hunts you. You take that reluctant sprint, risking it all in the hopes that this time you live to see a new day. Uncover the mysteries of your past and escape this eternal night or terror.

‘It’s an exciting time to be a survival horror fan. New, innovative hardware and software are now  easily accessible to both the developer and consumer” explains Robert Bruce, founder of Dream Wave Games and creator of Absention.

Absention is inspired by true survival horror greats such as Resident Evil, Eternal Darkness and Silent Hill so fans can expect a mixture of mental challenge, intense gameplay, and immersive environments.

After months of secrecy and over a year of development so far, Dream Wave Games has today simultaneously detailed as much as possible about their debut game. They have launched their new website, Greenlight page, uploaded the first , as well as created pages for Facebook , Twitter and a development blog.


Dream Wave Games is an independent developer with currently only 2 core developers and plans to expand during development of Absention. Both members have a background in mobile game and app development and currently work full-time in the industry as a 3D Artist and Games Developer.


Press Info

A complete Press kit with screenshots and teaser trailer available at absention-game.com/press

Additional Links

Absention Website

Steam Greenlight




Press Contact

Natalie Parker-Bruce - Marketing & Community Manager


Robert Bruce - Founder