SpongeBob horror and depressing routines find a home in the indie scene

Scratching that itch.io

There are so many videogames out there. From small school and passion projects to long-term, single developer titles, to big-budget AAA games, there is just no way to play them all. But damn if I don’t have a yearning to explore the indie scene more and more each day. I think I owe a lot of that to Destructoid and its early indie features like Indie Nation.

Anyway, I’d like to continue that trend with a video series I call “Scratching that itch.io” in which I explore the vast depth of the indie game website itch.io and highlight some interesting (though not always stellar) titles. 

For this first episode, I wanted to focus on first-person games. Three caught my attention in one way or another.

  • 3:00AM at The Krusty Krab is a horror game set in the Krusty Krab and really do you need to know anything more?
  • Routine Feat is depressing as hell, and I love that. In fact, it was so depressing I couldn’t even finish it….
  • And All Would Cry Beware! hooked me with its visuals and kept me with its solid gameplay and relatively interesting and easy-to-follow plot. 

You can check out these games here, and be sure to watch the video for more detailed impressions and gameplay!

If you have any feedback or game suggestions, I’m all ears!

Patrick Hancock
During the day, he teaches high school kids about history. At night he kicks their butts in competitive games like Rocket League, Dota 2, Overwatch, and Counter-Strike. Disclosure: I've personally backed Double Fine Adventure, Wasteland 2, Dead State, SPORTSFRIENDS, Torment: Tides of Numera, STRAFE, and The Binding of Isaac: Four Souls. I have previously written for AbleGamers.com and continue to support them whenever possible (like HumbleBundle).