Red Barrels, a Canadian independent game studio founded by industry veterans from some of the biggest game franchises in history, including Prince of Persia, Assassin’s Creed, Splinter Cell, and Uncharted, have today announced their first title as survival-horror game Outlast.

According to Red Barrels Outlast promises to deliver a true survival-horror experience which aims to show that the most terrifying monsters of all come from the human mind. “There are already a lot of great games out there about terrifying monsters that eat brains; we want Outlast’s to be scary because you’ll know the enemies you face still have them,” said Philippe Morin, co-founder of Red Barrels.

“Our team has a lot of previous experience creating big, blockbuster games,” said co-founder David Chateauneuf. “We’re all really excited to see what kind of fear-based emotional rollercoaster we can build on our own!”

Outlast will be coming to PC as a digital download in 2013.