Shroud House

by Ravancloak and Tophat.

Ohhh, cool, an OHRRPGCE* game!

Shroud House is a lo-fi, world of horror inspired RPG – you and your friends have decided to go check out a spooky house, said to be the the scene of something gruesome. The house is filled with monsters, but you can talk to the monsters, and make friends with them. Maybe.

This is a really nicely made haunted house, with lots of interesting locations to explore, and a good story! It’s very short, too, clocking in at about 10 minutes or so. Check it out!

[Download for Windows/Mac/Linux]

(via FreeGamePlanet. Thanks, once again!)

* OHRRPGCE is an old open source RPG making engine that I haven’t seen anyone use for a while. The first version of the editor was released in 1997! It’s really great – I used to love it, back when I was a literal teenager. Looks like it’s still getting updated – as recently as September, which upgraded the backend to SDL 2.

Blood of the Killer

by garmentdistrict.

The sixth game in the excellent “… of the killer” series! The “… of the killer” games are basically 3D flatgames – walk towards points of interest and see where they lead. In Blood of the Killer, you once again play as zine specialist BB – this time, sent to explore a zine deal gone wrong in a rural town.

There’s a lot going on in these games – they’re dense with ideas, filled with little details, and extremely funny. This one, I think, is the best so far! Which is saying a lot, because this series has been consistently great.

[Download for Win/Mac/Linux]

Cursed Travels: The Shattered Labyrinth

by Casper van Dommelen.

Cursed Travels is a puzzle game (of the riddle sort), built around a labyrinth where you have to connect the rooms yourself.

Something that’s emerging as a bit of a pattern for me is that I really appreciate it when games have the confidence to let me get a bit stuck, or lost, or confused. Commercial games tend to be endlessly playtested so as to prevent anyone from ever having a “bad” time, which is a shame because there’s a lot of interesting stuff you miss out on, you know?

(If you get stuck, this video is a good place to look for hints!)

[Play online (itch.io)]

(via FreeGamePlanet, thanks!)