It’s not secret that I’m a fan of indie horror games. I play them often, cover many of them here on Bloody Disgusting, and back in April, I made the awful decision to start recording myself playing some of the better games on our YouTube channel.
If you’re a fan of the genre, indie horror is where it’s at. Unfortunately, finding the games that are worth your time can prove difficult, so I’ve made it my goal to sift through as many as I can to find the ones you really should play.
Read on for my list of six more free indie horror games you need to play!
A little over a year ago I played a deeply unsettling indie horror game called Grey. It was the first game I featured in my Indie Horror Spotlight series, but that was before I started recording playthroughs. Now that I do, I figured I’d return to it. It’s absolutely the perfect game to play during the Halloween season with its slow build up of dread, visceral combat and twisted, Silent Hill-inspired monsters.
Watch me play it (again) after the jump!
Indie game development has been around since the 90′s, but it wasn’t until fairly recently with the surge of popularity of digital distribution where indie developers were really given the tools to create fantastic, high quality games as well as the means to distribute their work all over the world. It’s not uncommon to see a successful game that was developed by a small team of people (Limbo, Castle Crashers) or even a single person (Braid, the upcoming Shadow of a Soul), and as digital distribution continues to become more popular and new tools like the Ouya see mainstream acceptance, we’ll continue to see incredible indie games. This is why I’ve decided to take a look at some of the more notable indie horror games in a brand new series I affectionately refer to as Indie Horror Spotlight. On tonight’s menu is the chilling new source mod, Grey. More after the break.