Based in Sydney, Australia
Caustic Reality is an independent game studio made up of just one game developer. Clinton McCleary from Sydney, Australia, where he lives with his wife and daughter. McCleary has over seven years experience as a designer in the serious games and corporate education sector. He is a graduate from the Academy of Interactive Entertainment, with an advanced diploma of game development specialising in game art. Infliction is his first video game, developed almost entirely as a solo project.
Caustic Reality was founded while Clinton was studying game development. As a student he decided to begin development on what would eventually become Infliction and Caustic Reality was born.
After playing Gone Home, Clinton felt inspired to learn game development and create something of his own. Infliction always had the world building and environmental story telling inspired by Gone Home but went through several iterations before it became fundamentally what it is today. The new additions to the game play were largely stealth based with a survival slant. infliction was successfully released on PC on the 18/10/18 and was well received by both critics and players alike.
Infliction console announcement Trailer
Infliction PC Launch Trailer
Infliction Kickstarter Trailer
Infliction (PC) Review – "A Haunted House Tour De Force"
Jay Krieger - CulturedVutures.com
Made In Australia: Introducing Caustic Reality
Zach Jackson - Well-Played.com.au
Infliction Review – "A Horror Masterpiece That Doesn’t Let Go"
Jason Onorad - GameRevolution.com