Summer is heading to a close and the sun's strength is beginning to wane. So as the nights slowly become longer and darker, what better way would there be to entertain yourself and your buddies than with a spot of horror gaming.
These five titles, found by imgur user Wheldot, are totally free indie games that are available to download or play in your browser. The only question is, have you the testicular fortitude?
5 Free Indie Horror Games To Freak Your Mates Out With
We've all had it, right? A feeling of dread whilst pulling a late one at work. A sensation that you're not alone in the dimly lit confines of your office cubicle, or where ever it is you ply your profession. If this sounds like you, then One Late Night may be the horror title you've been looking for.
The basic idea is that players who have been in similar situations, and worked with similar office jobs, will relate themselves to the game setting and scenario and become immersed. Even if you can't relate to the game storyline, you will still get a good experience.
The storyline is presented with short monologues, displaying the thoughts of the player, as you need to perform certain tasks to proceed in the game to continue discover new clues about what's going on.
by Simperson Cruz & Andreas Ronnberg
There's not much I can say about this game that its wonderfully creepy synopsis doesn't describe perfectly enough already. So check it out, and get ready to git scurred...
"Five years have passed since the death of my wife. Five years have passed since the day that my life was ruined. Who is to blame? Me, for working late that day or the man who broke into my house and killed her with hammer blows? Instead of being arrested he was declared insane and placed in a sanatorium, a place called Angels' Refuge. This is the day I take the matter on my own hands."
Thievery is murder, or so says Pabis' self made, creepy ass steal 'em up. Eyes puts you in the feet of a burglar who slips their way into an abandoned house to nab the plentiful ducats found inside. But, little does our light-fingered friend know, the home houses one hell of a pissed-off specter.
Suddenly what was a routine smash and grab, turns into a race for survival. Moral of the story: don't break into other people's homes, kids!
Haunted Memories is a single-player horror adventure title that is also one of the prettiest indie games I've seen, and a total mouthful of a genre title. A walk 'em up through misty woods, the game uses viscous atmosphere and wonderful lighting to conjure up a sense of mystery and terror.
And, of course having a giant, long armed slender slice of a man haunting the dirt and stone of the forest would aid in shitting us up a tad. Yeah, this game was originally based on the infamous Slenderman myth. Fits, don't it?
And now that we're on the subject of Slenderman...
And we're off down to the woods again today for another big and long-armed surprise! Slender: The Eight Pages has you wandering around a dark wood in search of eight pages pinned to things throughout said wood.
But beware... the more pages you collect, the more worked up Slenderman becomes. I wonder if the pages are from his personal Slenderdiary, letters from his beloved Slenderwoman or a private stash of lewd images of Slenderpeople? Leave the man's stash alone! No wonder he's all flappy!
What do you think?
Have you played any of these games? Are you brave enough to?