Even a broken arm won't stop you from investigating the death of a brilliant recluse at his lonely, isolated home, but you're not alone as you dig into uncovering the identity of the killer and the truth behind his research in this incredibly tense adventure thriller made for VR, but playable on PC.
A supernatural fire rages out of control at the local asylum, but the staff may not be so innocent as they initially appear as you search throughout the fiery building to learn the truth behind the place. A creepy and downright gorgeous hidden-object adventure.
A romantic gesture goes wrong when a young man gets trapped after hours in school trying to leave a present for a girl he likes. With the halls being stalked by more than one horror, escaping may be impossible in this remake of the cult classic adventure, now available for iOS and Android, with a Lite demo version as well.
Rusty Lake takes you to a theater of the mind in their latest entry in their beautiful but bizarre and unsettling escape series, as a very special performance is about to begin, and a myriad of puzzles await. Also free for iOS and Android!
A letter from the esteemed Van Helsing brings you to a small Transylvanian town, but he's nowhere to be found, and local gossip has it that the guy in the castle to the North is a vampire... who'd-a thunk it? A very silly and very fun parody of a text adventure.
Baroque Decay serves up a twisted fable in the form of an indie action adventure about a young boy who decides to leave home in search of glory and fortune. Instead he finds a dark castle with the promise of riches if he can figure out a riddle before sunrise, but with five different endings, not to mention some gorgeous pixel cutscenes, not everything is as it seems.
Psionic's new horror game adventure game has you trapped in a Hell like dimension. With a demon god looking for new souls to devour, will you find the way out with riches and fame or be trapped forever in a world of torture and madness?
Alex and her friends, which includes her brand-new "just met tonight" step brother and a girl who blames her for Alex's brother's death, just want to hang out on the island and goof off. Too bad they didn't plan on stumbling across something slumbering beneath. A very character driven indie horror adventure with a human heart at its core.
Also free for Android, in this twisted escape game, a demented version of the Zodiac isn't ready to give you up for the year, and to get out of its clutches, you'll need to solve some puzzles, plus take part in some Undertale-inspired boss battles!
Matthew's about to take over the family business after his grandmother's death... ghost hunting. In this spooky (but not that scary) short point-and-click adventure from Carmel Games, trap an evil ghost inside a haunted hotel.
You're on the hunt for a legendary demon that's bespelled the woods and all within them in this creepy point-and-click adventure. A short game with superb atmosphere sadly marred by frustrating pixel hunting.
Mica: Apoptosis is a free indie horror adventure told from three different points of view of our main heroes. Each one seems so vastly different from the other yet it seems their lives are fated to intertwine. But are these heroes we are watching be born or villains? Though only the first few chapters are available now, more are coming soon!
Why is it that whenever the protagonist's car breaks down in the middle of the night they go to the only house with no lights on? And then they just invite themselves inside as if they owned the place. Serves them right when the door snaps closed behind them. This point-and-click horror escape game has you in such a predicament, but even a rude person like yourself doesn't deserve what's awaiting you in this house.
In this short but unsettling bit of interactive fiction, one girl flees for her life after the end of the world, pursued by creatures who will devour her, flesh and bone, or take everything that makes her human.
Alice seems aptly named for a blonde little girl who finds herself in a strange wonderland. Except there is a lot less wonder and a lot more terror in this free indie horror adventure But our brave little heroine is a lot more confident as she strives to find a way out of this nightmare.
In this short but challenging free indie horror stealth game, you'll have to be quick to outwit the horrifying creatures roaming the halls. The story is a little TOO deliberately vague, and some clunky movement makes for the occasional unfair demise, but incredible atmosphere and a great concept makes this game by a student developer one to check out.
In this choose-your-own text adventure for Android and iOS, a logger wakes up hours after a hazy event to find the site destroyed and his crew missing. As you hunt for them, however, the choices you make will determine how things play out in this compellingly creepy and atmospheric tale.
Also available for Android, in this creepy underwater indie puzzle platformer, you play a lone diver exploring the crumbling hulk of a sunken ship, but you may not be prepared for what you find inside. Despite some kinks, an excellent short, scary gem with an itty-bitty admission fee that delivers big on atmosphere for a satisfying adventure.
A family reunion goes horribly wrong when you find yourself trapped in your ancestral home with a bunch of relatives who are... eccentric, to say the least. Can you find a way to escape in this morbid but lavish hidden-object adventure that's got twists and thrills galore?
After the death of his twin sister tore his family apart four years ago, 16 year old Shuuki is just coasting through life. But after finding his older brother murdered and discovering the murderer is able to travel through time, Shuuki is determined to set things right. But when it becomes apparent he's up against a serial killer, Shuuki has to work harder and harder to keep people safe by changing the past, and maybe himself, in this exciting and engrossing indie visual novel adventure.
You're dying, and your desperation to find a cure brings you to a tiny town in the middle of nowhere. If you can complete a ritual over three days and dispel the curse on the mayor's daughter, you'll be granted The Secret of Life, but there's something even weirder going on in this creepy point-and-click hidden-object adventure.
Daniel's lost the ring he was planning to use to propose to his childhood sweetheart, Chelsea, and the last place to look is their old hometown. But nothing is as he remembers it, and it's clear there's something strange going on in this creepy, satisfying free indie horror adventure from a talented two-person team.
A mere month after the release of the last game in the popular Mystery Case Files hidden-object adventure series, Eipix serves up another! You've been plucked delirious and wounded from the sea following the events of the last game, but even after you've been committed to an asylum, you're still the only one who can stop a great evil in this creepy casual adventure.
It's just a day like any other when Libra visits the library, but after finding a strange blank book, the familiar building takes a bizarre turn and she discovers she'll need to rewrite reality to escape in this creative and imaginative creepy adventure from vgperson.
Your sister was investigating the legends surrounding an old hotel that was once the site of a brutal murder, and now she's gone missing. To find her, you'll need to uncover the abandoned place's dark history in this creepy hidden-object adventure from Elephant Games.
You wake up confused and disoriented in a locked shed, and soon find yourself trapped in a valley of dark magic and strange creatures in this classic styled horror adventure for iOS and Android. Who are you and how did you get there? The picture on the wall may be a clue, but you'll need to conquer fearsome creatures and malevolent spirits if you want to escape.
You've been holed up at the top of the towering Skyhill hotel after an event that turned everyone else into mutated monsters, but it's time to make your way to freedom, floor by floor, in this unique and creative (but repetitive) indie RPG roguelike.
There's a town isolated in the middle of nowhere, a place that's grown up with its own strange culture and people, and now a plague is ripping its way through it. Play one of three unique characters, each with their own storylines, in this complex and unique theatrical, surreal indie action adventure that puts a new coat of paint (and, happily, improved English translation) on a cult classic.
Pillow City Zero is a horror adventure game by Little Giant World and Small Farm Studio that serves as a semi-prequel to 2014's Pillow City Revelation. It's a generally familiar experience: zombies, creepy hospital, awkward character movement and questionable grammar. But all its clunkiness makes it even more charming, and the amount of work that's gone into it is clear. Call it camp, but there's a lot to like here.
The Ravenhearst mansion was a site of great evil, so why would anyone want to rebuild it? That's what you've come to find out in this creepy-cool installment of the popular Mystery Case Files casual hidden-object adventure series, where nobody can be trusted, and puzzles, mysteries, and crazy mechanisms await.
In this free indie horror adventure, Annellie wakes up cold and alone in the snow near her house. How did she get there? What's going on? And why is the house so empty and chilly when it should be full of people?
The city is lost to humans who have turned into horrible monsters, so find ten vaccines in the gloomy hospital and escape in this creepy (but not actually scary!) game from Esklavos.
When you find yourself walking down the road to the secluded cabin you rented for the weekend you probably don't look at the setting sun and think, I should explore the area for treasure. But in free indie horror game Shadow and Ash, when you find a locked box and a treasure map not even the creepy feeling of something watching you will stop you from searching the dark woods till you find the clues to unlock someone's greatest treasure.
Lily loves to dream, and one night she finds herself pulled into a magical world she never knew existed. But when her guardians get impatient waiting for her to await, they decide to take her along on their adventure in this turn-based surreal indie RPG.
Get by with a little help from your friends... or yourself, anyway, in this dark puzzle platformer by The Shpufa. Use a cloning gun to make expendable buddies to trigger traps and press switches for you as you traverse an abandoned facility. It's harmless... right?
When your boyfriend has his brain guzzled by an unspeakable creature from beyond the stars, what's a gal to do when the town won't take her seriously? That's up to you to decide in this snarky sci-fi horror text adventure from Steph Cherrywell!
Classic Magical Girl style tropes meet themes of modern religion in this indie visual novel, as a trio of kids at the Summer Scouts slog through bullies, boring campfire singalongs, bugs, and the fear that maybe who they really are deep inside is wrong... and everyone knows it. Surreal, scary, and close to home, We Know the Devil is about "being weird and queer and wrong and hoping against hope no one will find out when the actual, literal devil comes for you."
7Days, a first-person horror adventure game developed by RevoLab, has a simple fear at its core: Waking up and not knowing where you are. The experience starts off slow and ends up being at least 95% atmosphere, leaving such things as plot, character development and, in some parts, coherence by the wayside. Those looking for that special surreal style of spooky, though, will find it a nice time waster.
Waking up in the woods with little memory is the least of your concerns as you begin to venture deeper to find your way out. Get ready for some jumpscares and some good old fashion horror as you try to find out what happened to you so you can make sure you leave it all far far behind in this free indie horror adventure.
Keith is a detective who's married to his job, and it's pushing his wife to her breaking point. But what should be a chance to connect on vacation at an old castle turns terrifying in this thrilling continuation of Uri's free indie horror adventure series, translated by vgperson. Do you believe in The Boogie Man? You should...
Branwen has a plan to marry a prince in 30 days to keep her friend Isador, who's accused of being a killer, safe. But all is not as it seems in this deceptively sweet visual novel simulation, with multiple characters to unlock and endings to discover.
Things are getting weird. ... well, weird-ER in the popular escape series by Rusty Lake. You find yourself in an old mill full of strange machinery that isn't working, and a lot of secrets too. Though some puzzles aren't as intuitive as you may like, the plot takes unexpected directions, and things are just as creepy and startling as ever.
Elena's father is missing, and after dreams drive her to an old mansion, she discovers her ancestors left her more than she ever imagined. Use the power of her amulet to converse with spirits and solve puzzles, uncovering the history of the manor, in this gorgeous but short indie game, also for consoles and iOS and Android.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Death is only the beginning for 16 year old Mishiro, who plans to throw herself into a nearby lake that's the source of local legends. But when she finds herself trapped in a dark and dangerous world, she also finds herself without her memories, and she'll need to regain them all, and possibly those of others stranded there, to find a way forward in this creepy and unsettling free indie horror adventure from Teriyaki Tomato, translated by vgperson.
You're trapped, and a twisted little girl who seems to have bizarre and disturbing powers insists you can be one of her "Chosen"... if you survive. A creative and captivatingly creepy hidden-object adventure that's full of shocks and twists, and definitely worth clearing an evening for.
Called in to investigate a murder of a very familiar looking young woman, a hunt for evidence in a strange house leads you on an unexpected and surreal adventure in this next big installment of Rusty Lake's wildly popular point-and-click series, also free for Android and iOS!
Waking up with a pounding headache stinks. Waking up with a pounding headache in a starship's airlock and discovering everyone else is dead? You must be in one of ScriptWelder's fantastically creepy anti-escape games! Investigate the ship and discover the truth, but you're working on borrowed time, and you may not be alone.
If you're going to read this you better do it quick because you're running out of time. In roughly 20 minutes a subway train is going to crash, and you're the only one on board this charging death sentence. It's up to you to solve the puzzles to restart the train's system before your time is up in this free indie point-and-click puzzle game.
In this surreal free indie adventure, a bunch of fishermen, believing they're following a "chosen one", have started a new underground society... and that's just the tip of the iceberg of strangeness. When two of these fishermen, who have never fished or even seen water, decide to climb to the surface, that's when things get really weird.
In this short but tantalizing free prologue for an upcoming indie horror adventure visual novel series, Jorgen is a new walkerman, someone who braves the dark to deal with the creatures that stalk it and the strange rules that govern them using the odd tools of his trade, but when he gets lost on his way to the troubled city of Midgard, his fledgling abilities are put to the test in the darkness of the trees.
In this action-packed indie game, you're just a a schmuck with a gun whose dreams of making it big are derailed by a little thing called the zombie apocalypse. Blast your way through this quirky, gory shooter!
While on your way to one of your book signings, you find yourself stranded in the tiny town of Oakville, and with barbed wire and barricades everywhere, not to mention a slew of missing persons posters, it's clear there's something sinister afoot in this creepy cool hidden-object adventure from Eipix Entertainment.
In this seven part free online episodic visual novel series, teenager Isis Black's first job at a local cafe takes a bizarre twist, and suddenly she discovers a dark world of secrets, danger... and maybe romance? Keep your passwords from each chapter to unlock your progress in the next, with good and bad endings for the three male leads!
A crash awakes you in the dead of night, and when you go to investigate, you quickly discover something is very, very wrong, and you might not be alone in this short first unsettling installment for a new point-and-click adventure series from Alice is Dead co-creator Hyptosis.
When a car overturns one rainy night after being accosted by a terrifying apparition, a young girl finds herself stranded in the middle of nowhere, and to find her way home she'll need to deal with hostile spirits and confounding puzzles in this action adventure also available for iOS and Android.
You wake with a headache, remembering only a smiling girl, but it quickly becomes apparent that something is seriously wrong in this freaky retro action adventure that's worth playing despite a lack of polish.
Lost in a strange world, fate brings you to one very odd half-rabbit man. Offering to help you out, he sweeps you off your feet for a tour of this new land. But something is off about this overly friendly man, and what seems like a lovely romance blooming can actually be a pretty terrifying tale.
Your former magic students Lucia and Roberto were to be married tomorrow, until Roberto went missing and Lucia was accused of murder. She's going to be executed at midnight, and if that weren't stressful enough, the Fates themselves tell you only you can help recover an unimaginably powerful magical artifact stolen from them in this stunning hidden-object adventure.
Alone at the end of the world... or are you? How long can your survival in this clunky but surreal horror simulation, when food and water are in limited supplies and the shadows and snow work against you?
In this playable free Early Access indie horror game, you've come to a remote house with a bad reputation. You're greeted by a cute ghost girl who challenges you to make it through all 1000 rooms, but the farther you go, the more it becomes apparent that there's more danger here that startling cardboard skeletons and slimes.
These two escape games from Rusty Lake are the start of a chilling new series. It begins in Seasons, as you travel through your memories inside a quiet house with its share of secrets, and continues to the deceptively serene fishing cabin of The Lake. These strikingly surreal games are also free for iOS and Android, and with more to come, an extremely promising start.
It's the end of the world... unless you can find a cure, that is. You and a handful of other scientists and survivors are holed up in an underground bunker trying to find a way to develop a cure for the disease turning humanity into mindless monsters. But in this meaty free indie horror game, as the days pass, you'll need to work to keep your facility running smooth, and make hard choices.
Rose ventures into an asylum with a dark past in search of a missing girl, but gaps in her memory and strange, surreal creatures and visions haunt here in every darkened hallway in this standalone first installment of Psychoz Interactive's old school survival horror adventures for iOS.
The year is 1983. Space is being conquered by man. However Xanadu, a research space ship that was searching the far edge of the explored universe has sent out a distress signal. Called in to help them fix their engines and get them back home, you soon find the crew to be missing and an even larger mystery surrounding the circumstances in this first-person indie horror adventure.
The first installment into the expanded world of Roope Tamminen's macabre mayhem sandbox horror adventure has arrived! A group of teens are at a lakeside camp trying to get everything ready for it to open, but there's just one small murderous problem, and a whole host of things to interact with in a dynamic environment full of surprises.
Tony and her brothers Pablo and Octavio are just your average, ordinary kids who can turn into playground equipment, but searching for snails near an abandoned factory puts both them, and their hearts, in grave danger in this clever, unexpectedly warm free indie horror adventure that deals with family and humanity.
In this unsettling horror adventure from Maninu and translated by vgperson, a young girl finds herself sucked into one of her own paintings, where danger hides behind a surreal and deceptively idyllic appearance. Nine endings and environmental storytelling makes Bevel's Painting creative and compelling, but clunky and unintuitive conditions for the "best" endings frustrate.
In this creepy Choose Your Own Adventure Kindle horror tale (use one of the free Kindle apps to play!), a desperate phone call from your eccentric brother sets you off on a mission to find and rescue him. But time is running out, and there are things in the dark you may not be prepared to deal with.
Marie Roget has been depressed and withdrawn from her husband lately... and, wacky thought, maybe that has something to do with all the threats she's been getting and the way glass shatters through the house without warning. Find out the truth in this campy/creepy hidden-object adventure from ERS Game Studios!
Originally conceived as a Ludum Dare game, this supremely creepy blend of stealth and exploration for your iOS takes place entirely in the dark. Blind and defenseless, you must use sound to navigate your surroundings, but beware... you're not alone...
Set forth across the vast and unknowable Unterzee in this engrossing blend of Choose Your Own Adventure style storytelling and naval seafaring and combat from the creators of Fallen London... and set in the same world to boot! Create your captain and forge a great legacy, dealing with undying colonists, cannibalism, giant tentacles, and much, much more as you explore a nightmarishly entrancing world.
Psionic delivers a creepy Unity-driven horror adventure in this jumpscare-tastic game. A letter from a colleague who previously spent his career trying to debunk your claims of the paranormal leads you to a dark house with a darker secret. Can you escape?
ScriptWelder returns with another clever anti-escape game, this time taking a more point-and-click adventure route as you desperately search for a way to secure an abandoned building against a horde of incoming undead. You have limited time, and your actions have consequences... can you figure out how to stay safe and alive?
You've been dropped into a quarantined city, searching for a rogue agent and a stolen file, but this place is a war zone. Several months into a zombie epidemic, the people of The Tower are just trying to get by, and when night falls, things get even deadlier in this gorgeous action adventure packed with monsters, crafting, sidequests... and parkour.
Lost and alone you find shelter in a large hidden mansion. In the dark your only goal is to push forward, striving to find a way out. But don't worry, you'll find though you still may be lost, you're not alone anymore in this free indie horror game loosely inspired by a Dwarf Fortress "Let's Play".
Rina just woke up for a coma and can't remember anything about the last month, which is bad news for her since she finds herself the target of a murderous spirit that stalks sinners for seven days unless they atone. But how can she atone for something she can't remember? A short but superb free indie horror game!
After a car accident, you find yourself back in the past on the eve a tragic accident struck your small town, but there's more to the truth of it than anyone suspects in this creepy cool hidden-object horror adventure from Eipix that sets the bar high.
Your sister has gotten lost in a staged haunted house. Is this some elaborate game of hide and seek or is something holding her against her will? One thing is for certain, something is amiss in this fake haunted house. For one thing, it doesn't seem that "fake" any more.
James has been your helpful friend on many a bizarre case, but when you find a letter from him claiming he's dead, you have no choice but to go to the Holy Mountain Hotel and find out what happened in this ghoulish hidden-object adventure.
Detarame Factory, known for excessive cuteness in their escape games, this time goes for excessive goriness in a ghoulishly cute and jumpscare filled horror game filled with weirdness and puzzles.
Waking up with no memory? Check. Underground abandoned facility? Check. Creepy mutant monsters wanting to nibble on your face while you have limited ammo? Check and check. Facility Z is ready to play.
Lou is waiting to meet the girl of his dreams for a second date in the park. When he gets there she is nowhere to be seen but Lou is a man who appreciates nature and good exploration. Even with the peaceful birds chirping away without a care in the world, there is something in the air that just doesn't fit right in this free indie point-and-click adventure.
After Shiori's parents die in a car accident, she drifts listlessly until she discovers a photograph of a relative she doesn't remember, in a town her parents did their best to make her forget about. Despite a rocky translation and some annoying gameplay sequences, this creepy free indie horror adventure emphasizes story, mystery, and character for a solid and engaging play.
Everyone is always bothered by the unexplained bump in the night. But what if the noise is more simple, like someone rustling in the supposedly empty bunk below you. Each night you are haunted by nightmares, but they are nothing compared to what happens when you are awake.
Blink and you'll miss it, but this short and incredibly atmospheric adventure made in just one week about being trapped on a small frozen island with dwindling supplies is one chilly and eerie game we hope is expanded on.
Mere months after the release of the original beloved and terrifying game comes a bigger, meaner sequel, though it mostly feels like a more complete game than the first. With new animatronics, new mechanics, and a whole lot of jump scares and unsettling scenes, can you survive your new night shift?
A family reunion should be a happy time, but you arrive to discover everyone is missing, and it's thanks to your brother Thomas, who seems to harbor some serious grudges, and a unique ability to bring his art to life helps him craft a bizarre and unsettling world in this gorgeous hidden-object adventure.
In the season finale to The Game Kitchen's celebrated Lovecraftian style point-and-click horror adventure, the need for answers drives you to a lonely estate with its share of skeletons in the closet. While it might not answer enough of the questions raised over the series, it offers a fantastically freaky and chilling experience.
The house has been abandoned for years, and everyone who goes into it has vanished... so naturally it seemed like a great idea for you to do so yourself! When you find yourself trapped within, you'll need to uncover the truth in order to escape from this creepy point-and-click game.
- • Ao Oni
- • Ascension
- • Halloween Otome
Hide your kids, hide your 'fraidy-cats, 'cause we're spoopin' everybody! This week, three more free indie games to celebrate the freaky season, from a cute and romantic visual novel set in a very unique Halloween party, to a sidescrolling psychological action adventure, and a classic monster tale made by a very talented escape game developer.
A local hotel has been scaring all its guests away and you've been called in to help in this hidden-object adventure. But why does it seem like the ghost who keeps getting in your way might have an entirely different connection to the story than the nightmares that have been plaguing the guests?