If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Learn more.

Freeware Garden: The Static Speaks My Name

Hello, Static.

In less than 20 minutes The Static Speaks My Name manages to be dark, sad, funny and disturbing, mainly by letting you obsess over a not particularly impressive painting, all the while being stuck in a freaky and claustrophobic apartment.

Looking for more free games? Check out our round up of the best free PC games that you can download and play right now.

Knowing that interpreting art and the patterns of the human mind won't get it too far, the game also comes complete with an intriguing and thoroughly upsetting story to tell. It chooses to convey said story mostly via a series of increasingly disturbing objectives that won't take long to accomplish and will immerse you into a world of unavoidable unease.

Of course, you could spend an extra hour or so trying to figure out what that painting is all about, but I'd classify this behavior as dangerous.

Ominous prawns.

Then again, The Static Speaks My Name is a game that goes out of its way to stress you out and even make you feel guilty when smiling at its little jokes. And just to give you an idea of what you'll be getting into, let me mention that you're playing as a man on his last night alive.

Join the Rock Paper Shotgun supporter program

Sign up today and get access to more articles like these, an ad-free reading experience, free gifts, and help us create more great writing about PC games.

See more information

Comments

We love having a friendly, positive and constructive community - you lot are great - and we want to keep it like that. Our main commenting rule is "be excellent to each other". Please see our code of conduct, where you can find out what "be excellent" means. TL;DR? Respect others, think before you post, and be prepared for puns.

More News

Latest Articles

We've been talking, and we think that you should wear clothes

Total coincidence, but we sell some clothes

Rock Paper Shotgun Merch