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Indie Horror: Last Minute Roundup

Posted by Rampant Coyote on October 31, 2014

Okay, I ran out of month to talk about all the horror / Halloween – themed indie games I wanted to talk about. Maybe next year I’ll do this again, if you enjoyed this series. To finish things off, I’m just going to briefly touch on a handful of additional games I didn’t get to go into in detail:

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You play a toddler, at night, with strange noises in the house. The darkness and your fears give everything a more sinister appearance, and as a two-year-old, you are unable to do anything but sneak and hide from threats.

Dreaming Mary

This one was recommended to me by a friend and fellow game developer, Josh Sutphin. It’s a free RPG Maker game, which he described as “Creepy-as-hell.” While made in RPG Maker, it’s described as an adventure game, with four endings which can be achieved in less than a half hour (possibly as little as 15 minutes). It’s cute on the surface, and… very disturbing below that.

Costume Quest / Costume Quest 2

Definitely a Halloween title, this is a RPG by DoubleFile where you play trick-or-treating kids who must assemble Halloween costume pieces to transform into the creatures they are dressed as in order to battle evil monsters.


Five Nights at Freddy’s

You are a night watchman at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza. But at night, the cute animatronic animals… come out to kill you. What a sick and twisted game idea. Brilliant. And yes, a sequel is coming….


 Lone-survivorLone Survivor

A 2D side-scrolling adventure. You play a masked protagonist who must escape from a city ravaged by disease, by any means necessary. Starving and exhausted, he has begun to question how much of what he sees is even real.


A pixel-art style 2D adventure game. You awaken in a house not your own, with a dead body nearby, and no recollection what happened or how you got there. As an interesting twist, the player gets to determine what’s really happening in the story based on the clues found while playing.

Blackwell series (Blackwell Bundle)

Five adventure games, starting with The Blackwell Legacy. Rosa is a frustrated writer and, she discovers, a medium. With her spirit guide – a guy named Joey Mallone from the 1930s – she must deal with both the living and the dead to solve mysteries affecting both worlds.

Dead Pixels

Dead-Pixels-2A retro-style 2D side-scrolling zombie action / RPG. A toxic waste has spilled into the water supply, causing the recently deceased to return to feast upon the living. You have to fight your way through to save yourself and rescue other survivors, with an impressive list of equipment.

Aaaaand…. that’s all I have time for. There are many others I missed. Some old, some new, some that are very indie, some that are questionable in there indie lineage, some excellent, some… well, some that at least had some interesting ideas.

Horror, Halloween, and the supernatural seem a ripe subject for indies to take advantage of, and they are doing just that. I hope you’ve enjoyed this series, and hopefully found some cool games across several genres that were at least worthy of your taking a closer look.

Let me know in the comments if you enjoyed the series, or if there’s something else I could have done to make it better (besides my selection of titles… 🙂 ) Have a happy and safe Halloween! As always, have fun!

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