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Spooky Mario photo
I'm not going in the deep end
If we're all confessing our gaming-related fears, I might as well share mine. I can't stand the water. More specifically, I can't stand what lives under the water. If there is ever a section of a game that will make me want to stop playing, it probably involves getting your toes wet and taking a little swim with, well, whatever. I can thank Super Mario Bros. 3 for this phobia.  read feature

Funhouses photo
A lot of rodents
I don't like funhouses, although, I suppose I haven't given them a fair shake. I've never been inside one, but I'm pretty certain that makes no difference. You see, videogames trained me at a very young age to hate funhouses.... read feature

Earthworm Jim is scary photo
Puppy Love
Leading up to Halloween, I've been wanting to write about horror games because that's what you do in October, right? I still might; I'm playing the oft-recommended Fatal Frame II for the first time now and am planning to revi... read feature

Dropsy photo
Dropsy

Dropsy delayed until early 2015, hugs his way onto tablets


Look ma, no hands
Oct 23
Ringmaster of the surreal Jay Tholen recently provided an update on Kickstarter with news on his creepy/charming point-and-click adventure game Dropsy. First, it's being ported to mobile platforms -- iPad and Android tablet... read
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Corpse Party

Corpse Party returns to its PC birthplace with upcoming XSEED release


I've...come...round...full circle
Jun 05
Corpse Party is one of my favorite horror series (even if it's a little tame at times) and I was thrilled to see it make its debut as a PSP cult hit back in 2011. Now, XSEED plans to bring the original Windows edition to life... read
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The Forest

The Forest is available now via Steam Early Access


Over the years and through the woods, to the plane crash debris site we go!
May 31
Looking for something a little more intense to pep up your Steam experience? Give The Forest a try, fantastically creepy endeavor that's just hit Steam Early Access as of yesterday. While it's still obviously in its alpha st... read
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Caffeine

Updated Caffeine trailer shows off more scary corridors


Might wanna chug an energy drink to get through the trailer
May 28
Caffeine, the Kickstarter-funded sci-fi horror adventure created with Unreal Engine 4, has been updated with a brand new trailer. It looks the same overall, corridor after dimly-lit corridor, but with Oculus Rift support and... read
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White Noise Online

White Noise Online wants you to scare and be scared with friends


Sounds like an MMO, but it's totally not
May 24
White Noise Online is an indie horror game from Milkstone Studios that wants you and your friends to be terrified together. Team up with three others via Steam to look for clues together while avoiding some type of creature ... read
Silent Horror soundtrack photo
Silent Horror soundtrack

Silent Horror soundtrack is back from the dead and ready to download


Get the main theme for free
Apr 08
Back in 2005, a small team made Silent Horror, an independent film homage to survival horror, with obvious nods to the legendary Silent Hill franchise. Before he was Destructoid's Editor-in-Chief, Dale North composed the soun... read
Home photo
Home

Home announced for PS4 and PS Vita


Indie horror has new address
Mar 17
The indie games just won't stop coming to Sony's tent, and today we learn that Ben Rivers' Home will be arriving on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita later this year. Atmospheric and full of surprises, Home is a creepy ... read
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Caffeine teases a creepy space adventure about coffee


One-man developer working on atmospheric horror game
Feb 24
This is the latest teaser for an in-development space horror/adventure game, Caffeine, which will put the player into the role of a young boy who awakes on a seemingly abandoned "caffeine mining station." If that idea strike... read
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Daylight

Daylight will let Twitch users scare PS4 streamers


Kinda scaring me already
Feb 20
Atlus dropped quite a bit of interesting information regarding the first-person horror game Daylight today. The most important nuggets may be that the game is now set to release for PC and PlayStation 4 on April 8, price... read
Muraski Baby photo
Muraski Baby

Creepy child dragging game Murasaki Baby coming to NA


That's North America, not Nipple Academy
Feb 11
The dark, twisted game from Italian studio Ovosonico, Murasaki Baby, is coming to Vita in North America. You'll be tasked with guiding Baby back to her mother and away from terrifying nose monsters that are chasing her aroun... read
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NaissanceE release

NaissanceE: a scary space station without any necromorphs


Releases on Steam next week
Feb 07
Honestly, this might be more scary than an average survival horror game. It is not even clear if NaissanceE is supposed to be a frightening experience, and that just makes it seem even scarier. At least, that is my reaction ... read
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Zelda

Why I'm glad The Legend of Zelda's Hyrule isn't real


Oh hell no!
Jan 18
I always wanted to travel to The Legend of Zelda's Hyrule, among other amazing fantasy worlds I've virtually visited; that is until I saw these amazingly disturbing pictures by artist Nate Hallinan. Seriously look at that skulltula... WTF! And I thought Australia had it bad when it came to eight-legged critters.   read
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Eldritch expanding to The Mountains of Madness


Free DLC releases December 19
Dec 06
The endlessly creepy Eldritch will receive a free expansion later this month entitled "Mountains of Madness," based upon an H.P. Lovecraft serial of similar name. The original story describes an Antarctic expedition which me... read
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Creepy Baby

i Live is a creepy baby simulator for iOS


That settles it, I'm never having kids
Nov 18
Words cannot express how deeply unsettled I am by this video for i Live, a forthcoming iOS game from Italian developer LGD Studio. It has a room full of squishy, mottled, 3D-rendered baby things and tutorial instruction... read
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Sound design

Dementium II HD sound effects provided by schnauzer


Developer diary reveals some!
Nov 18
A new developer diary for Dementium II HD has been unleashed upon an unwitting world. This time, sound designer Morné Marais goes over some of his approaches to creating audio for the game, always crucial to evoking the proper mood in a horror title.  Who knew such a cute little mutt could be responsible for so many horrible sounds? read
Dementium II HD photo
Dementium II HD

Dementium II HD features high resolution rust


Somebody really ought to fix those railings
Nov 01
Progress continues on the PC and Mac bound Dementium II HD, a visually enhanced version of the highly creepy Nintendo DS game from Renegade Kid. A new teaser trailer, seen above, flits about from one filthy hospital environm... read
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The Dark Mod horror

Mod DB shares its top horror missions for The Dark Mod


Be scared!
Oct 31
If you are a fan of The Dark Mod, a Thief-inspired Doom 3 mod that is now standalone, you need to check out this list of scary mods to celebrate Halloween. Mod DB put together a list of its favorite horror-themed mods fo... read
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Creeped out by images from 3DS game My Little Baby 3D


YIKES
Oct 24
Just in time for Halloween we get a press release for a 3DS title from Treva Entertainment called My Little Baby 3D. Sounds innocent enough, right? Wait until you see the images from the game. *hides under blanket* The idea i... read
Murasaki Baby photo
Vita's new baby dragging game
PlayStation Vita title Murasaki Baby looked to be pretty dark and twisted in its debut trailer at Sony's gamescom press conference earlier this week. Now that I've played it, I'd say that it isn't quite as dark as it first ca... read feature







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