6 Indie Horror Games You Need To Play!

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Among the Sleep

Ever wonder how horrifying life can be as a toddler? Most of us have long forgotten how scary life can be at that age, where thunder isn’t thunder, it’s the booming sound the giant googly-eyed monster who lurks under your crib makes before it eats you delicate face.

Among the Sleep aims to ever-so-gently place us into the footie pajamas of a 3 1/2 year-old child who’s alone in a house at night during a thunderstorm. Is it all a dream, is your mind playing tricks on you, or was that shadowy figure really there? This is one of the most original indie horror games I’ve ever played, and I absolutely cannot wait to get my hands on the full game.

Get it here. (Demo only, release price TBA)

DreadOut

Ah, yes, DreadOut

Fatal Frame fans have had it tough. That is, unless you live in Japan, because the series hasn’t left that wacky place in ages. But you know what? I don’t even care, because I have DreadOut. It takes that same concept — take pictures of ghosts in eerie environments — and adds a bit of Indonesian flavor. It plays great, looks fantastic, and it’s very scary.

Get it here. (Demo only, release price TBA)

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  • SlothyPunk

    The Among the Sleep demo was incredible! I promised myself I’d play it properly, so I waited until late at night (I live alone), turned off all the lights, plugged in the headphones and proceeded to scare the hell out of myself. I only just made it out of “my mothers” bedroom and back in to the lounge room before promptly sh*tting my pants and turning all the lights back on to check Facebook instead haha.

    • Adam Dodd

      With the exception of the Facebook bit (haha), that’s the way ALL horror games should be played!

  • xterminal

    Dude. I know it’s been around forever, but PENUMBRA!

    http://www.penumbragame.com/ageGate.php

    • Adam Dodd

      I LOVE Penumbra, the first is still my favorite.

  • morehorror4me

    love the idea for “Among the Sleep”, the demo was awesome, sign me up for release day.

  • ThunderDragoon

    Can’t wait to play all of these. Hopefully I can get a new computer soon to play them.

  • Mallows

    There’s something I really love about Indie Horror Games; they have something special, something “more”, a really different atmosphere… I can’t wait to try them, as I’m sure I’d enjoy it!