Sean Bean does not simply narrate an indie game

Unless it’s a Russian murder mystery, apparently

It can be a challenge these days, getting people to notice your game. There are thousands out there, all of them competing for limited mind share. It’s critical to find a way to set your product apart from the competition and give folks a reason to pay attention.

Star power certainly goes a long way, as IMGN.PRO is seemingly well aware. The Polish studio has enlisted the services of actor Sean Bean, who you probably know for his roles in The Lord of the Rings, GoldenEye and Game of Thrones.

The British actor is lending his vocal talents to narrate Kholat, a horror game inspired by the Dyatlov Pass incident. You’ll be tasked with uncovering the mystery behind why nine Russian hikers mysteriously died on the east shoulder of Kholat Syakhl in the Ural Mountains.

IMGN.PRO previously has had a hand in helping games like Euro Truck Simulator and Dreamfall Chapters come to market. Now working on its first internally developed project, the studio plans to release Kholat on Windows PC and Mac in the second quarter of 2015.

Kyle MacGregor Burleson