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Indie Horror: GhostControl Inc.

Posted by Rampant Coyote on October 15, 2014

If you really aren’t into the scares – or the first-person stealth – of some of the games I’m covering this month, then maybe it’s time for something a little less intense for the Halloween season. GhostControl Inc., by Bumblebee Games, is one interesting candidate, particularly if you have a fondness for strategy games.¬†This game […]


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Indie Horror: Outlast

Posted by Rampant Coyote on October 14, 2014

I fully recognize that “indie” is a broad term, now more than ever. At least as far as individual titles are concerned, “indie” represents a significant majority of ’em. And they run the gamut from student offerings to professional teams with years of AAA experience finally going at it alone. Outlast is a work from […]


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Indie Horror: Sonar

Posted by Rampant Coyote on October 10, 2014

Does a game have to have convincing graphics to scare you? Does our lizard brain in charge of that emotion need realism to be fooled? I don’t think so. Not after playing SONAR. Billed as “an exploration / horror game,” SONAR, as you might guess, has little to do with visuals, and everything to do […]


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Indie Horror: Slender: The Arrival

Posted by Rampant Coyote on October 9, 2014

The “Slender Man” folklore is a modern construct of the Internet age, although my wife (again, the scholar of spooky stories) has managed to dig up a few old tales that might have served as loose inspiration that fed into the as the meme/story has evolved.¬† I’m sure a folklorist might have (and probably have […]


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Indie Horror: Eldritch

Posted by Rampant Coyote on October 8, 2014

My first encounter with H.P. Lovecraft’s horror was in the form of a magazine (I think) with illustrated versions of classic horror short stories. I think I was in sixth grade. The story was “The Outsider,” and it was the only story from the magazine that I remember reading. My next real Lovecraft encounter was […]


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Indie Horror: Penumbra Series

Posted by Rampant Coyote on October 7, 2014

For the month of October, I’m sharing some horror-themed indie games. They may not all be very scary, but if you are looking for some good games to get you in the mood for Halloween, or just want to know what games might give you the chills, this is the place to be. I’m not […]


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