Sure, the Steam Halloween sale has some good spookings, however Itch is the shop I all the time flip to for a fright. Its catalogue leans somewhat weirder, somewhat wilder, somewhat extra private – all of which I would like in horror, and for Goth Christmas. So psst hey come on, comply with me down this darkish path via the bushes and I’ll suggest just a few games from Itch’s personal Halloween sale that you simply (principally) received’t discover on Steam. Expect eerie walks, hexy sports activities, and grasping skeletons.
Itch have curated their very own discounted bundle for the Halloween sale, and loads of devs have put games on sale too (some spookier than others). This ends on Thursday, November 1st, so get in and get spooked sharpish.
Itch.io Selects Halloween Bundle – $11 (74% off)
I don’t recognise half the games on this bundle, however I do know our former Adam (RPS in peace) adored comedy adventure The Darkside Detective. And I did all the time imply to get round to enjoying The Shrouded Isle, a game about main a sacrificial cult on a lonely island, navigating the difficult political panorama by selecting sacrifices. Throw within the shmupping of Monolith, the witchy platforming of Witchway, and the problem of speaking solely along with your one unbroken hand in Helping Hand and ah positive, that’s an eclectic bundle however an attention-grabbing one.
Paratopic – $4.39 (20% off)
As I keep telling you, god rattling it, Paratopic is one in all my favorite games of 2018. Explore a bizarre and bleak model of our world via three overlapping tales related by Blendo-esque bounce cuts. Meet unusual individuals, see horrible issues, let the darkness sink in.
Genderwrecked – $3.33 (50% off)
Cross a post-apocalyptic panorama of monsters to study concerning the best monster of all… gender. This visible novel is humorous, charming, and considerate. I had bother stopping enjoying to complete this submit as a result of I bought too drawn into the pleasant relationship between a shrivelled witchbeast and her girlfriend, a loudmouthed ball of maggots.
Breakfast At Cemetery – $0.49 (75% off)
The lighter aspect of Goth Christmas is represented by this foolish physics-driven game about manipulating a skeleton’s arm to scoff down massive breakfasts.
Walking Simulator A Month Club Vol. 1 – $2.50 (50% off)
Connor Sherlock makes most of my favorite strolling simulators, complementing huge unearthly landscapes with moody soundtracks. Some really feel lonely, eerie, and infrequently hostile. Poke round unusual constructions on the floor of a comet flying via area, go to an area station, wander via a graveyard within the coronary heart of a metropolis, get misplaced in catacombs… this assortment of sixteen walks goes some nice locations. The mixture of music and panorama is pleasant. I wrote more before.
You can even get this within the Spooky Walks bundle with Marginalia, which I’ll speak about under.
Marginalia – $3.00 (50% off)
Another spooky stroll from Connor Sherlock, this time pairing with Cameron Kunzelman for a straightforward-ish scripted story. Walk via darkish woods, the place unusual lights and ruins glow between the bushes, uncovering two interweaving tracks of a narrative as we seek for our lacking brother. Pretty, fairly spooky, and naturally nice to the ear. If you get pleasure from moody strolls however like a narrative to go together with ’em, voila.
Honestly, simply purchase the Spooky Walks bundle to get this plus Walking Sim A Month Vol. 1 with just a few additional pennies off. All good things.
Anatomy – $1.49 (50% off)
Kitty Horrorshow’s low-fi horrorhouse is the fourth-best horror game, in line with our former Adam (RPS in peace). He mentioned:
“The much less mentioned the higher with regards to Kitty Horrowshow’s masterpiece, which makes use of components of discovered footage and lo-fi visuals to create the one piece of horror fiction that has ever made me need to depart my own residence and sleep in a lodge for the evening.
It’s quick, although it has solely simply begun after the primary playthrough, and I problem anybody to play it at the hours of darkness, sporting headphones, alone. There aren’t any sudden frights however for those who’re amenable to its specific sense of dread, Anatomy will truly steal sleep from you.”
I fired it up simply now, on this sunny afternoon, and am immediately uneasy once more. Augh.
Bonbon – $2.39 (20% off)
This wee game a few toddler tidying away their toys is so pleasantly disagreeable, visiting someplace very acquainted then including one thing… flawed. Our former Adam (RPS in peace) wrote in his Bonbon review:
“Like Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture, Bonbon invokes the everyday sights and sounds of a certain place at a certain time to great effect. As in the Rapture, this is a British period piece and from the first moments when you play in a fenced-in back garden while the sound of cars from the street and a nearby dog provide a sountrack, Bonbon reminded me of places I have been. It’s the slight dirtiness of everything, from the faded texture of a carpet to the mud beneath the grass. Bonbon’s home, and the voice of mummy shouting from indoors, is authentic.”
I coveted so many of those toys once I was a kiddywinkle, and now they make me nervous.
Fugue In Void – €2.50 (50% off)
Drift and stroll via unusual and sinister scenes and locations. A curious audiovisual expertise: half strolling sim, half mounted cameras over landscapes and sculptures, accompanied by soundscapes. I imply to revisit it to get a deal with on how I really feel about it, in order that’s a very good signal?
Witchball – $3.00 (40% off)
I’ve nonetheless not bought to play this two-player native multiplayer… racing ballsport… factor… however I hear good issues. If I point out it right here, perhaps a pal will see and say “Hey, Alice, we should play Witchball” and I’ll say “HECK YES WE SHOULD PLAY WITCHBALL.”