Posts Tagged ‘Owl Cave’

Wot I Think: The Charnel House Trilogy

A Sepulchre sandwich

Inhale, Sepulchre and Exhale make up The Charnel House Trilogy [official site]. It’s a point and click project devised by developers Owl Cave which follows two passengers as they take a train journey to a remote location.

Sepulchre was initially released a couple of years back and I was fond of it as a standalone piece. It’s a vignette which taps into older horror story tropes – the ones which involve creepiness and that very Victorian morbid fascination with the tomb – rather than body horror or torture porn. Now bookended and recontextualised by Inhale and Exhale I’m struggling to find that former fondness.

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Tombsday: Owl Cave’s Making Charnel House Trilogy

Hi, Alex!

Remember Sepulchre and how you all played it based on my Have You Played…? recommendation? Well apparently it’s now part of a trilogy – The Charnel House Trilogy, to be precise.

Owl Cave’s creepy horror short will thus be getting a prequel and a sequel called Inhale and exhale respectively. It’s basically a Sepulchre sandwich except calling it that would have been less in keeping with the entombment theme than Charnel House. God, I’m really hungry.

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Location Location: Location Services

Location Services is the next game from Owl Cave, those behind the really excellent Richard & Alice. There’s reason to pay attention. Another is it’s a side-scrolling puzzler with security evasion. The next is it features anagrams. I love anagrams! Raves magnolia! A minor salvage! I normal savage! Am vagina loser?

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