You may recognise developer Octavi Navorro’s pixel artwork in Thimbleweed Park, 2017’s detective point-and-clicker. But since then, Navorro has been releasing surreal 2D horror games on an virtually annual foundation. Navarro’s collection Midnight Scenes has been the spotlight, having disturbing premises and Twilight Zone creepiness. The latest episode, Midnight Scenes: From The Woods is due on February ninth and it seems as chilling as ever.
From The Woods is about in Fernwood Creek, a youth psychological well being centre surrounded by the titular woods. Things go awry with the arrival of a brand new affected person, a quiet boy with a mysterious secret. I’m at all times a bit apprehensive when a horror story tackles psychological well being, since it is easy to play into drained stereotypes, or blame the entire supernatural scares on a psychological sickness. That does not imply it may’t be executed tastefully, nonetheless, and I like the thought of being trapped within the woods whereas a creepy child wreaks havoc.
Apart from that we all know mainly nothing, which is how I like my horror served. The trailer’s 8-bit tune and nostalgic pixel artwork should not throw you off guard although, issues will certainly take a flip to the darkish aspect very quickly. But, we will see our major character strolling a leashed goose, so possibly there shall be some lightness right here anyway.
Kat Brewstar really helpful the collection on RPS again in 2018, calling them “nothing in need of masterpieces.” She continued, “The use of sunshine and sound, timing, cuts, and scenes – every pixel is completely positioned.”
If you’re within the temper to be spooked Midnight Scenes: The Nanny is offered on Steam and Itch for £3.40/€4/$4. The Highway can also be on Steam and Itch for £2.50/€3/$3. The latest Midnight Scenes: From The Woods shall be accessible from Febraury ninth.