Bleeding Cool’s Gavin Sheehan illuminates the Malaysian and Chinese spirit captured in Paper Ghost Stories: Third Eye Open, the next installment and first full-sized game in an award-winning anthology of creepy tales inspired by Malaysian and Chinese myths and culture from publisher Chorus Worldwide and developer Cellar Vault Games.

Ting, a young Chinese-Malaysian girl, unknowingly breaches the spirit world. Everywhere she goes, the apparition of a child named Xiu follows, visible only to her. Despite her efforts to keep Xiu a secret, other children notice, quickly earning Ting notoriety as a “weird” kid. Follow Ting through pre-school and primary school as she navigates the perils of home life and the mysterious spirit world.

Paper Ghost Stories: Third Eye Open‘s gripping narrative unfolds across multiple years at locations including Ting’s troubled home, creepy campgrounds, haunted houses, and even nightmares. Speak with friends and family through a timed dialogue system simulating heated arguments and hard questions. Interact with the world through a collection of minigames ranging from assembling a barbecue platter during a camping trip to hiding from malevolent phantoms.

For those too excited to wait, explore the shared Paper Ghost Stories universe via 7PM today for $4.99. Please note that 7PM is a short story to Third Eye Open’s novel: the former takes about one hour to complete, while Cellar Vault Games aims to make the latter approximately five to six hours long. Third Eye Open’s console release will also include 7PM.

Check out Bleeding Cool’s full article here. For more information on Paper Ghost Stories: Third Eye Open, please visit the game’s Steam page and official website, and follow @ChorusWorldwide and @cellarvault on Twitter.