Halloween might have simply handed, however the hearty inflow of ominous and spooky content material lives on. Whereas low-resolution horror games have seen a resurgence these days, I’ve rounded up all kinds of labor excellent for Halloween and the approaching cozy season. We begin with one sport from Color Fiction, a developer who confirmed off a darkish stag exploring a mysterious painted world.
We’ve darkish deers and extra in Cool WIP, Polygon’s weekly roundup of eye-catching clips, and screenshots of works in progress. Every week, the Polygon workers scours the web for essentially the most attention-grabbing games nonetheless below development, to provide you a sampler of the good up-and-coming initiatives.
This week we even have a Lovecraftian sport with a comic book guide artwork type, a black-and-white shooter, a sport impressed by the Cottagecore boom, and one final foolish sport that turns Katamari-like environments right into a 3D platformer with ragdoll physics.
A mysterious stag steps out right into a wrangled forest
That is an untitled work from artist and sport developer Colour Fiction. This sport is a part of The Haunted PS1’s annual Madvent Calendar, a collaborative anthology of games. In a clip, we see the silhouette of a stag galloping via a sparse and useless forest. In the event you’re wanting for extra moody and atmospheric games prefer it, you possibly can observe Color Fiction’s Twitter account the place they curate new and earlier work.
Encounter comedian guide horrors
This sport’s visible type is just too horrifying to miss. Forgive Me Father is a just lately launched first-person shooter — or first-person cross-bearing sport, impressed by H.P. Lovecraft’s novels. The builders at Byte Barrel designed these darkish, twisting monsters to seem like they’re straight out of a comic book guide. A clip of the game confirmed a personality combating off creatures like big tentacled monsters and glowing, lantern-like eyes. Forgive Me Father is available for Windows PC now.
Cottagecore aesthetics come to life with this lovely mail supply sport
Not everyone seems to be wanting for a scare come autumn, and for these individuals we’ve this cute sport impressed by cottagecore trends. In Mail Time, you play as an lovely supply one who brings mail to forest animals. The developer, Kela van der Deijl, has a big following on TikTok and posted a video exhibiting the principle character working and gliding via the woods. Mail Time doesn’t have a launch date but however you possibly can see frequent updates on the developer’s TikTok account.
A spooky black-and-white shooter
Kingdom of the Useless is one other spooky shooter to make this record. Developer Dirigo Games posted a clip exhibiting off its black-and-white artwork type, in addition to an enormous, bulbous spider crawling up towards the principle character. I’m not a spider individual, nevertheless it has a hanging artwork type that caught my eye. In accordance with the developer, it will likely be prepared in early 2022 and you possibly can take a look at extra in regards to the sport on its Twitter account.
A low-poly playground with lethal fish
That is the odd one out of this batch of cozy and spooky games. This little 3D platformer, Ache Get together, combines ragdoll physics with a toxic swamp. The developer, Icehelm, posted a clip of the character getting completely totaled by an enormous flying fish. There is no such thing as a title or launch date for the venture, however its Steam page says the developer will launch it “quickly.”