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Foggy Shore In this interactive short by Loved creator Alexander Ocias, wander down a misty shoreline, and get an ending that depends on the things you interact with, and how. Short and si... In this interactive short by Loved creator Alexander Ocias, wander down a misty shoreline, and get an ending that depends on the things you interact with, and how. Short and simple but beautifully atmospheric and thoughtful, it's a neat little piece of art to play any day.

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Early Access Impressions: </br> Layers of Fear Currently available in Steam's Early Access, Layers of Fear is a disturbing and inventive indie horror adventure that has you exploring a house and one man's descent into obses... Currently available in Steam's Early Access, Layers of Fear is a disturbing and inventive indie horror adventure that has you exploring a house and one man's descent into obsessive madness. With gorgeous visuals, top-notch atmosphere, and a surreal and otherworldly world that changes as you explore, it's full of masterfully executed scares, but may be too on-rails and uninteractive for some.

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3.98

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The Terrible Old Man There's a frail and senile old man, they say, who lives alone on the edge of town and pays for his groceries with gold dubloons... the perfect mark for a trio of goons in this ... There's a frail and senile old man, they say, who lives alone on the edge of town and pays for his groceries with gold dubloons... the perfect mark for a trio of goons in this short but supremely creepy freeware indie point-and-click adventure based on the original tale by Lovecraft.

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3.29

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GUILT Lost and alone in the dark woods our heroine must find her way to sanctuary. With the strength to pull herself up onto the muddy cliffs and the will to descend into the dark ca... Lost and alone in the dark woods our heroine must find her way to sanctuary. With the strength to pull herself up onto the muddy cliffs and the will to descend into the dark caverns finding a way out seems to be a feat feasible until she runs into mysterious goo like monsters who are seeking her out to devour her very soul in this free indie horror stealth platformer.

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4.43

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Sisyphus Reborn You live to dig and must dig to live in this short, free indie point-and-click adventure game. Is there something more to this dreary life in this odd world where everyone is s... You live to dig and must dig to live in this short, free indie point-and-click adventure game. Is there something more to this dreary life in this odd world where everyone is so lost with this tedious work?

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3.57

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Heatwave Furry goodness and a cyberpunk futuristic California set the stage — but don't steal the scene — in Scavenger's endearing, all-too-brief and very human free indie p... Furry goodness and a cyberpunk futuristic California set the stage — but don't steal the scene — in Scavenger's endearing, all-too-brief and very human free indie point-and-click adventure.

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4.33

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Stray Cat Crossing When you come across a little girl on the side of the road and agree to escort her home, you couldn't imagine the bizarre adventure you're about to set out on in this surreal a... When you come across a little girl on the side of the road and agree to escort her home, you couldn't imagine the bizarre adventure you're about to set out on in this surreal and unsettling indie horror adventure game. Though short and with some frustrating puzzles, Stray Cat Crossing's gorgeous, creative presentation and heartbreaking story are top notch.

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4.69

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Fran Bow After the brutal murder of her parents, Fran Bow finds herself locked away in an asylum for children, but she's determined to escape and find her beloved cat, Mr Midnight. What... After the brutal murder of her parents, Fran Bow finds herself locked away in an asylum for children, but she's determined to escape and find her beloved cat, Mr Midnight. What awaits, however, is an extremely dark and macabre adventure full of danger and nightmares, and in this thoroughly disturbing indie point-and-click adventure, reality isn't as straight-forward as you might think.

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3.00

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Time Clickers Proton Studios serves up a simple but addictive mash-up of shooter and incremental idle game, as you take up your pistol and purchase automated, upgradeable weaponry to shoot y... Proton Studios serves up a simple but addictive mash-up of shooter and incremental idle game, as you take up your pistol and purchase automated, upgradeable weaponry to shoot your way through stationary red cubes in levels packed with achievements, power-ups and more. Also free for iOS and Android, as well as Steam!

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Whispering Willows

DoraElena Elkhorn's father is missing, and she knows it's got something to do with the strange, isolated mansion he was working at as a groundskeeper. She's been having strange dreams about him trapped inside, and unable to bear it any longer, she grabs the amulet he gave her and sets out to investigate herself. What she never expected was to find the tormented spirits haunting the grounds, or that her heritage was so... otherworldly. In Night Light Interactive's indie horror adventure Whispering Willows, also available for iOS and Android as well as Playstation 4, the XBOX One, and the Wii U, Elena discovers her ancestral amulet glows in the presence of spirits, and can be used to enhance her shamanic powers and leave her body. Scary? Sure, but she's going to need all the help she can get to find her father, especially since she's trapped on the mansion's grounds herself, and she'll need to uncover its unhappy history in the process. Use [WASD] or the [arrow] keys to move around, the [spacebar] to interact, and [E] to open or close your inventory. Pressing [Q] will allow Elena to exit her body, which means she can converse with spirits, slip through cracks (no, she can't just pass through whatever she wants), and possess and manipulate glowing objects. She can't venture too far from her body, however, and in her physical form Elena is vulnerable to certain dangers. Though short and potentially too easy for some, Whispering Willows is still a gorgeous piece of spooky storytelling to see you through an evening.


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Foggy Shore

Alexander Ocias' Loved remains one of the most intensely debated and discussed games on our site, so his new interactive short Foggy Shore, with music by Stefano Guzzetti, may make your interest perk up, though it won't take you more than a literal few minutes to play. In it, you control a young woman wandering down a lonely, misty beach, moving with [WASD] or the [arrow] keys, interacting with [E] with a prompt appears, and using the [spacebar] to jump. Just... wander. Follow the shoreline, interact with the objects you can find that have washed up, and take in the atmosphere... which, it must be said, is very well executed for a game that looks like it leaped off the original Playstation. The tone is somber, if not quite melancholy, with little touches like the footsteps our character leaves behind and the way the wind tugs at her hair making the world feel chilly but alive, and encourages the sort of reflection the game is going for. You might call it a "walking simulator" if not for the typically derisive tone that's given, so "interactive short", as the developer himself calls it, feels apt. The ending changes slightly based on the things you interact with, and how, and can be surprisingly insightful and emotional if you're in the right frame of mind for something like it. Contemplating the meaning the actions you take with the things you choose to interact with, and how they could be interpreted and be used to construct a narrative or meaning, is surprisingly clever. Foggy Shore is simple, yes, but also an elegant little experience whose untold story can change in your mind drastically depending on how it ends up, making it for a delightfully calm and introspective piece of interactive art.

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Layers of Fear

DoraBloober Team's Layers of Fear, an indie horror adventure game currently available through Steam's Early Access, is not the sort of game to play alone, late at night, in the dark. Unless you like that sort of thing, then it totally is, you wonderful, like-minded sicko. In it, you play a bitter painter tormented by his failures, grimly bemoaning his fate and cursing life one stormy night. Initially the mood is somber and reflective as you explore, the house littered with broken bottles and scattered letters, but things begin to change. Subtly at first, but then with a greater sense of urgency and wrongness, and the more you look around, the more it becomes apparent that something happened here... but what? Use [WASD] to move around, holding left [shift] to move a little faster, and the mouse to interact. The game uses physics-based controls... click on a drawer with an icon to mark it as interactive, for instance, and push or pull the mouse away from yourself to slide it open and shut. If you find an item you can carry, like a key, it'll be used automatically when you click on the object that needs it. The farther you go into the house, the darker things get, and every door and new corner only gets you more and more lost. Layers of Fear is a macabre, beautiful horror game with finely crafted scares, atmosphere, and a disturbing story to match that focuses on the dangers of obsession, though its "on rails" experience and limited gameplay may not be for everyone.


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The Terrible Old Man

[8/31/15: The Terrible Old Man is now available to play online!]

Cloak and Dagger Games have served up some supremely creepy point-and-click adventures before, but now they're paying homage to one of the masters with spooky short The Terrible Old Man, also available as a free indie download, is an homage to H.P. Lovecraft's classic tale made in just 30 days. A group of shady characters are getting ready to leave town and take their gang elsewhere, when they hear about an old man living alone in town who's supposedly sitting on a fortune. They aren't put off by the strangeness surrounding the stories the townsfolk tell about him... all they know is he's frail, isolated, and apparently packing gold dubloons in a time where most people can't even scrape together the money for a drink or three. Are they about to bite off more trouble they can handle? Well, let's just say Lovecraft isn't known for stories where everything turns out sunny and all parties are merely involved in harmless misunderstandings. To play, just click to interact with something or someone, and right-click to merely look. Move your cursor way, way up to the top of the screen to have your inventory drop down, and click an item to pick it up so you can try to use it somewhere. You can also save your game from the inventory drop down, in case you need to take a break... you know, in case the ten minutes this game should take is too much.Everything about The Terrible Old Man's atmosphere drips unease and subtle wrongness, much like the work of the iconic writer it was adapted from, and the big reveal is executed cringingly creepily. Don't expect any real answers, as The Terrible Old Man sticks to the original's plot like glue, and most of the puzzles are a simple matter of talking to the only people available and then giving them or saying what they want. While it isn't particularly long or challenging, however, it's still a fine interactive adaptation that's a nice fit for an eerie evening when you want to give yourself the shivers without devoting too much time to it.

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guilt

Lori.hWarning:This game deals with a theme that some may find triggering. Please look to my comment for more information.

Lost and alone in the dark woods, our heroine must find her way to sanctuary. With the strength to pull herself up onto the muddy cliffs and the will to descend into the dark caverns, finding a way out seems to be a feat feasible until she runs into mysterious goo-like monsters who are seeking her out to devour her very soul. GUILT by Ylzor is a chilling free indie horror game of stealth where you must find a way to pass the monsters without gaining their attention, or at least be quick enough to escape once you are spotted. The woods seem almost endless, and the caves so vast it will take all she has to keep moving even as she is being haunted. This dark tale will have you in goosebumps, as well as breaking your heart when the real story unfolds. While the difficulty is a tad frustrating and so is not for those with slow reflexes, GUILT is worth all the time you put into it and all the restarts you'll have to take. But in the end while you'll be happy the terror is over you'll find yourself wishing there was more.


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sisyphusreborn

Lori.hWaking up you find yourself not only in a new land, but almost seemingly a new world. A world with very little in it. The few people there do only one thing... dig holes, refill them, and start again, all in the relentless heat of the desert sun. The only real answer you can receive from these nameless emotionless diggers is "We live to dig. And we dig to live.". Sisyphus Reborn is a free indie existential point-and-click adventure game that explores what it means to live. Heavy with atmosphere, Myshkin Entertainment's narrative driven game is short but powerful with its use of art, as well as the beautiful music that accompanies every scene. Simple to play, all you need is a mouse. Click to move or examine items that have a name when the cursor is over it, and right-click to examine closer and gain more detail. On occasion, you must re-examine or "re-speak" with people to gain vital clues to help you on your mission... that mission being, of course, to live. And to live is to dig.


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Heatwave

SatoriNote: Please be warned that players with a sensitivity to flashing lights or flickering images may wish to avoid this game. Dai Araiguma's just your average teenage raccoon. He's studying mechanical engineering at NLA-U, learning Nipponese on the side, and enjoys anime, americanime, and a bit of massively multiplayer online gaming on his cyberdeck until the power in his tenement goes out during a particularly intense heatwave. Things being what they are in his low-rent California neighborhood in a cyberpunk future, all the doors are on a network and he'd better come up with a way to cool off and get out unless he wants to spend the next day or two living as a pan-fried sardine. Heatwave, a short and endearing point-and-click furry adventure from Scavenger, takes place in the same anthropomorphic future as his Death Wore Endless Feathers. With the aid of Mujina, an adorable holographically-projected AI personality, help Dai find a way to survive the heatwave, and maybe learn a thing or two about friendship, community and self-reliance in the process in this brief tale that's just as unique and touching as it is imaginative.


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Stray Cat Crossing

DoraLate one night by the side of a dark road, you come across a sobbing little girl who you decide to escort home. The girl's name is Cat, and she doesn't seem to speak much, but when you chase after her to retrieve the scarf you leant her on the walk home, you discover that's the least strange thing about her. In Fridge Games' surreal indie horror adventure game Stray Cat Crossing, things take a turn for the weird when you find yourself trapped inside Cat's house. Doll-faced gentlemen. Baby-faced dogs. Winding hallways, disturbing nurseries, chattering nutcrackers, bandaged children... and that's just for starters. Use the [arrow] keys to move, hold left [shift] to run, and [ESC] or [X] to open the menu, with the [spacebar] or [Z] to interact. To save your game, find the little child wearing bandages and they'll snap your photo. The more you explore, the stranger things become, and you'll have to think outside the box if you want to find a way out. With gorgeous hand-drawn pixel-art, and a stellar moody soundtrack, Stray Cat Crossing is as unnerving as it is captivating, and delivers a gorgeously otherworldly adventure with a bittersweet story, though perhaps one a little heavily reliant on style and symbolism, and possessed of some annoying repetitive puzzles.


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Fran Bow

Dora[Note: Please be warned that this game contains scenes of intense violence and gore, and deals with subject matter that may be upsetting to some.]

Little Fran Bow, the star of Killmonday Games' indie horror point-and-click adventure title, can barely remember happier times, even though she's still just a child. Following the brutal murder of her parents, she's locked away inside the Oswald Asylum mental institution for children, where therapists and new medicines try to help her unlock the secrets of her past so she can heal... though Fran insists she's fine. All Fran wants is to figure out who (or what) killed her parents, and find her beloved cat, Mr. Midnight, though she's not allowed to leave. But since when have the rules (and a foreboding dream or two) ever gotten in the way of anything? You quickly discover that there's something very wrong in the Asylum... through the use of her pills, Fran can see the monstrous shadows that loom over everyone, and it seems like the other kids are aware of them too, though they can't escape them. Fran stages a daring escape, but the world is dark and full of danger, and while horrific visions and creatures plague her every step, including the horned beast that taunts her dreams, Fran pushes onward. But is she ready for what she may find even if she survives? Nightmarish, darkly whimsical, and creatively perverse, Fran Bow is an engaging game with an inventive story and characters... if you can stomach it.


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Time Clickers

ProtonStudio's Time Clickers, also free for iOS and Android as well as ye olde Steam, is billed as "an incremental game with guns and time travel", though sadly Taco Bell is nowhere to be found. Instead, it's just you and your pistol against red biospheres, cubes that can be destroyed by aiming and firing on them with the mouse, and grant cash when destroyed to spend on either upgrading your weapon, or buying other automatic "team" weapons that fire and gather cash on their own. Every few levels you'll face a miniboss that needs to be destroyed before time runs out, while at other times bonus objects like rainbow orbs may appear to be shot and grant big cash bonuses. If you can't pass a boss level, just click one of the lesser levels at the top of the screen to go back and grind for cash. With tons of upgrades, achievements, and more to find, Time Clickers is a simple formula, but rendered weirdly addictive thanks to fast-paced gameplay and a snappy style and soundtrack. Though eventually the damage your "team" does far outstrips your pistol without piling on the upgrades, and some players will be disappointed that it lacks the weirdo charm and humour of other idle games like Candy Box! or Cookie Clicker, Time Clickers will appeal to fans of bombastic arcade-style shooter games. You can eventually unlock special abilities, and as you move from location to location, the game only gets, well, prettier. It's sort of like the gaming equivalent of a lava lamp crossed with a Michael Bay movie, if you get my drift. And even if you don't, Time Clickers is a solid, satisfyingly stylish addition to the incremental genre.

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Blank Dream

Dora[Mac user? Try freeware tool RPG Hub]

[Warning: Please be aware that this game deals closely with themes some players may find upsetting. Refer to the first comment by me with spoilers if you wish to know more to make an informed decision before playing.]

In free indie horror adventure Blank Dream by Teriyaki Tomato, and translated by vgperson, Mishiro Usui's left a suicide note detailing how much she hates her boring life before she throws herself into a lake... but of course, that's not the end of the story. She wakes up somewhere dark and wet, unable to remember her name or anything about herself, but in short order discovers that the way to regaining her past, and maybe grant her wish, is to hunt for all the mirrors in this world and break them by ending her life in front of them all over again. Mishiru is faced with either wandering The Mirror World like other listless spirits, who all are struggling to regain their memories and make their wishes come true, or braving the darkness within it. Use the [arrow] keys to move around, holding left [shift] to run (and you'll need to), the [spacebar] to interact, and [ESC] to open the menu, which allows you to use items or load your game. While sometimes the game will prompt you to use items, at other times you may need to use them manually from the menu. You can only save at certain points by using a blue flame, so make use of it when you see it! There are a lot of traps and ways for Mishiro to meet (another) untimely end, so think, but think quickly. If you see a mirror that doesn't reflect Mishiro, well, maybe there's someone else who might like to take a peek inside... ?


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theseventhdoor

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Ever played the improv game where you and your friends create a story by having each person say a few sentences? Usually it ends with a overly dramatic climax of a story with no real plot and lots of giggles. Well, what if you did the same thing, but with a game? The Seventh Door shows us what can happen when great serious minds come together to build an adventure game we've never seen the likes before. Sriden, Creation, Trotter, Amalrich Von Monesser, Roi of the Suisse, Criket, Mapache, and AlterEgo, members of the Famas community, each created a section of this free mystery noir game and created a pretty chilling supernatural thriller. This indie game may not flow as smoothly as other story driven games, but its unique gameplay has got them all beat. While the [arrow] keys and [spacebar] will get you through most of the scenes, each one seems to have extra controls to it. Thankfully it's good with letting you know how to control things, but know you're going to be all over the keyboard. You see this story from two different sides... Julian, a man who wakes up on a rooftop only knowing a name, and Detective Zikas, who is investigating a murder unknowing it will throw him right in the middle of a grand scale conspiracy. With each section a bit different than the one before, it will have you fully locked in until the end.


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Stock Trader Hiyo!

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'Come on, big money, no whammies!' An entry in the 2015 Indie Game Maker Contest for a shot at more than $25,000.00USD, Sapiboong's new combat-free chibi adventure game Stock Trader Hiyo! looks every bit the part. Responding to wave after wave of human heroes looting and pillaging the Japanese monster world, these mythological creatures have taken a page from the human realm's playbook and established their own fantasy corporate empires in what must be the most extreme example of 'the weird turn pro' ever. Enter Hiyo, a plucky storybook chickadee who's out to make his fortune playing the monster stock market, but who's also utterly clueless about what stock markets even are or the intricacies of the corporate financial world. Fortunately his friends provide him — and you! — with a handy tutorial and it's up to Hiyo to dig around three different — and boy howdy, do we ever mean different! — otherworldly corporations in the hopes of gleaning some rare and valuable insider stock trading information.


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Spider: Rite of the Shrouded Moon

KimberlyAs a human, I'd be too scared to sneak around an abandoned mansion, especially on a rainy night. But as a spider? Sure, I could do that, especially if there's no people around to crush me under their shoes. Tiger Style Games, makers of Waking Mars, lets you explore the mysteries of the estate in Spider: Rite of the Shrouded Moon on your iOS device or PC. Tap and hold to make your spider walk, or swipe to make it jump. Tap on the spider to make it crouch. When you jump starting from a crouch, a strand of silk will follow your trail. If you land on a surface close enough, you'll anchor the strand and create the side of a web. When you create any geometric shape the web will be filled in, ready for bug catching.


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the-old-mill

Lori.hThere is a story behind the old mill, where the drunken skeleton awaits. A terrible story that may have been better lost with time. But this young girl is searching for the truth, letting herself be blown by the east winds farther into her past that she should have never entered. Shademare's The Old Mill is a free indie platform game with a deep story that you can only gain by collecting the jugs of alcohol and giving it to the worn out looking skeleton who appears on your path. You use the wind and your trusty white blanket to travel across the odd barren landscape. While you automatically use your blanket as a parachute of sorts by running off the edge with the [arrow] keys, pressing and holding [A] gives you a extra boost. Be careful, as you can only use this once each time your feet leave the ground and it won't recharge until you're safely back on solid ground. But not everything here is as solid as they look... branches will snap and dirt will crumble so you must always keep moving forward. And that's the only way to remember what happened at the old mill, if you want to remember at all.

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