6 Crowdfunded Horror Games You Should Be Excited About!

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Lately, we’ve seen a veritable avalanche of successful video game campaigns on the popular crowdfunding sites Indiegogo and Kickstarter. An ever-growing number of indie developers have decided to shy away from the traditional third party publishing model to handle it themselves by going straight to us, the consumers. The only real downside to this is it makes it difficult to find the games you should have on your radar. Thankfully, I have a passion for writing lists and a ridiculous amount of time on my hands.

I’ve used that combo to sift through the myriad campaigns to find six of the most promising horror game success stories that you should definitely have on your radar. There’s a good chance we’ll see most (or all) of these this year, too.

Neverending Nightmares

Matt Gilgenbach is an indie developer who has struggled with often debilitating mental illnesses his entire life, including obsessive-compulsive disorder and depression. For many, one or both would likely be enough to throw in the towel, but for Gilgenbach, they inspired him to make the narrative-driven psychological horror game Neverending Nightmares. It also provided an outlet for him both creatively and emotionally. The end result promises to be a thoroughly unforgettable horror game that packs an emotional punch.

Find it on Kickstarter

ROAM

I’ve given a fair amount of coverage to ROAM here on Bloody Disgusting, but that’s only because it looks amazing. Top-down isometric zombie games started off strong (Dead Nation, Burn Zombie Burn) before quickly devolving into total rubbish (Zombie Apocalypse, How to Survive) and I think this game could bring them back.

You’ll come for the zombies, you’ll stay for the ridiculously well fleshed-out base building and fortification. ROAM cannot come soon enough.

Find it on Kickstarter

Homesick

While not entirely a horror game, Homesick does place you in the shoes of someone who is both isolated in an abandoned building and plagued by amnesia and horrific, recurring nightmares. It looks like a deeply unsettling game, and thanks to an impressive attention to detail on the developer’s part, Homesick also looks good too.

Find it on Kickstarter

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