Tag Archives: horror

You Can Listen To Me Talk About Horror Games

A few weeks ago Tara Ogaick asked me if I wanted to do some kind of vlog or podcast or whatever about horror games, and after fumbling around for a few weeks we finally arranged schedules to get some words … Continue reading

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I Have Launched A Kickstarter for A Scary Game

You might remember that last year I created a kickstarter where I basically just asked for $200 to make whatever the hell I wanted in game form. I set a release date, made fun of Kickstarter, and went quiet for … Continue reading

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On Kentucky Route Zero, Act 1

Warning: some vague spoilers about Kentucky Route Zero. This isn’t going to be long. I’m not going to address the comparisons to The Walking Dead that everyone is making (which I don’t understand at all). If you care about the conversation that has … Continue reading

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On Alan Wake

I spent most of my time with Alan Wake controlling Alan Wake and saying “Alan, wake up” in a silly voice under my breath. For some reason, I think that’s how the game should be played. Alan Wake in short sentences: I … Continue reading

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Designing Horror: imscared

This post is part of the Designing Horror series. Game: imscared by Ivan Zanotti I’ve learned a few things about horror games while doing the Designing Horror series. I’ve learned that there are about five different tricks used to generate horror … Continue reading

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Designing Horror: Hugo’s House of Horrors

This post is part of the Designing Horror series. Game: Hugo’s House of Horrors (a complete playthrough at youtube) I picked this game because Darius suggested it to me over Twitter. I remember the game faintly–it was on one of those shareware … Continue reading

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Designing Horror: Nyctophobia

This post is part of the Designing Horror series. Game: Nyctophobia by Nik Sudan  Nyctophobia is a game where you play the saddest British man on the planet. You are a security guard, working your working day, and goddamn if the power doesn’t go … Continue reading

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Designing Horror: Metro 2033

This post is part of the Designing Horror series. Game: Metro 2033 No one told me that this game was actually good when it came out, so when I picked it up for $5 on a Steam sale whim, I … Continue reading

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Swain on Dear Esther

So Eric Swain has an article up at PopMatters about Dear Esther. I have written about Dear Esther extensively on this blog. Faithful readers of this blog will know that I have a particular weird love for Dear Esther. I’ve played it … Continue reading

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Designing Horror: Deep Sleep

This post is part of the Designing Horror series. Game: Deep Sleep by scriptwelder Deep Sleep is a game about a person having a dream. Things connect. Things fall apart. There are mysterious dark forces; a phone whispers over the driving … Continue reading

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