The night is dark and full of terrors. You are one of them. You cannot see, but you can hear, and though they may hear you coming, they will not be able to stop you. Because he deserves it. Jord Farrell presents The Hunter, a unique top-down stealth-based horror action-adventure, originally developed as part of the "you only get one" themed Ludum Dare 28 competition, now expanded and refined for a final release. Move with [WASD], and hold [shift] to run. Every step you take sends out a wave of sound that will allow you to place the features of the darkness around you. However, these steps will also announce your presence to patrols, so time you moves wisely (and hide in cabinets!) or you'll have to restart. The ultimate goal of each level is to kill a specific target with a spear you can find and throw with the click of a mouse, though you may have to deal with other enemies as well. A missed spear makes quite a bit of noise, however, and you must retrieve it after every throw.
A game of unrelenting tension, both in its mechanics and the sparse bits of plot slowly doled out, The Hunter will be one of the most intense games you've played in a long time, even if (or possibly because) it is unforgiving in its challenge. Reminiscent of You Must Escape, another game made for an earlier Ludum Dare competition, The Hunter is a bit more personal and a bit less visceral of a work. Even if the motives of the titular Hunter seem to be muddier the more you play, that just makes the experience all the more frightening.