Indie Games Review – 12/02/2021

BROWSER GAMES – PLAYABLE ON MAC AND PC

Kissa by kultisti – https://kultisti.itch.io/kissa

As the proud familiar of two cats, this is a good approximation of what I will do when this dimension will be devoured by eldrith horrors.

Novena by cecile richard – https://haraiva.itch.io/novena

A beautiful interactive poem. The visuals are brilliant, using minimality to amplify evocativeness.

Opossum Country by BenJelter – https://benjelter.itch.io/opossum-country

Another game doing a lot with little. Excellent lore and the 12 years old me would have tripped balls playing this on my lil bro GBC.

Snake 3310 by Luis S. – https://luis-s.itch.io/snake3310

Playing Snake on your old Nokia simulator. And then it becomes something else… You know there will be a twist but you won’t expect this.

The End of Decay by communistsister – https://communistsister.itch.io/decay

The definition of a cursed game. The novel embedded in this experience is extremely well written and captivating. I urge you setup the right ambiance before diving in.

Stairs In The wood by Peter Februar – https://peter-februar.itch.io/stairs-in-the-woods

Search & Rescue is one of my favourite creepypasta and those are beautiful staircases.

Some Say It Has Always Been There by Hideous Cave Goblin – https://hideous-cave-goblin.itch.io/

Well, the game is not available anymore (along with Chronotopophobia) and it’s a shame. Here’s the last trace of this unique experience of ongoing human extinction dread.

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Glitchphobia by bizop – https://biszop.itch.io/glitchphobia

Excellent spatial puzzle experience working with the liminal space of insanity. A short reminder we need more characters in straightjacket.

Orompaquenga by Isopodmancer – https://isopodomancer.itch.io/orompaquenga

Usually, I avoid RPG Maker game but this mix of colorful aesthetic and From Software creature design really grabbed my interest. Don’t be deceived by the fact it seems like an amateurish love letter to Hylics, this game has a complex demented lore with several possibilities. For me, playing Orompaquenga is almost an interactive invocation of occult forces.

Everything by magpuppy – https://magpuppy.itch.io/

Imagine The Backrooms mixed with the most confusing parts of Baudrillard’s writings after 1985 and a decaying vision of vaporwave. Yes, I agree: mandatory.

Also finished Alan Wake for the first time  this week (my old PC couldn’t handle the asylum level). Way too long in classic Remedy fashion, but pushing the americana collage formula of Stephen King to such a maximum overdrive (pun intended) it turns out brilliant. It also aged very well.