For January’s Indie Arcade I have wrotten about a couple of games made for Pixel Horror Jam and I thought I will compile them here. They are short for the sake of magazine, but I hope you will still enjoy them!
Lavender is a modern take on Rapunzel’s story. Most of the story is related to the old tale we all know, and so our focus should be on gameplay, and the numerous puzzles we need to complete to get through the game. If you are perceptive enough, you can find some secrets in this game. Some that make it fit for the “horror” game jam…
‘Animal Village, former Human Village’, this is how the little village we enter is presented to us. And that raises many questions…
The village is almost desolate, beside Miranda, the guide, Rondo the Stray (who also hates humans) and Mass the Butcher… Butcher to whom you don’t want to get too close.
Warning:the keyboard controls are not user friendly at all, but if you stick with them, you will experience a lovely, creepy adventure in Animal Village.
This is another short game, but this one mostly gave me such a retro feel! Everything here – the pixels design, the pointer, game itself it just feels super retro! As for a story, it seems a simple one, we are visiting our Uncle. Making sure he’s doing alright during those cold, winter times, making sure he’s ‘cozy’… Simple enough, right? But don’t forget the theme has word “horror” in it!
File is one of the games in the jam, that took the word “horror” truly seriously. If you’re looking for a thrill, for a scare, if you want to be terrified… that game is a perfect choice. The way it is made, it keeps you in suspense, as more and more frightening facts get’s revealed… and all you can do is to keep playing, expecting more jumpscares and wondering where does the story leads?
What is the ending? What is the point of it all?