Posts Tagged ‘Anatomy’

The 25 Best Horror Games On PC

To compile a list of the 25 best horror games on PC is to look into the void for so long that the void not only starts to look back, but shakes you by the hand and takes you out for coffee. It is to fight with monsters until you become a monster and then go on a European railtrip with the other monsters, and really bond over cocktails in Saint-Tropez.

It is also a great way to explore the wide range of possible experiences within horror fiction. Here, there is something for everyone, even the squeamish and the easily-startled. Yes, there are jumpscares, but there are also slow-burn psychological dramas and tongue-in-cheek splatterfests. There are uncanny things and real terrors, but there are smiles and smirks among the shocks.

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Kentucky Route Zero, Fez on sale fundraising for ACLU

Kentucky Route Zero, the game so good we declared it our game of the year back when only two of its episodes were out, is currently half-price. That’s always worth pointing out, that. Sales from this latest sale will go to the American Civil Liberties Union, joining similar fundraisers with other cracking games. Also joining in are the delightful Fez, frightful treasures from Kitty Horrorshow, and the next game from Tetrageddon dev Nathalie Lawhead. Read the rest of this entry »

Have You Played… Anatomy?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time.

Anatomy [official site] is one of the most memorable horror games I’ve ever played. It took me days before I could shake off the unease it gently placed on my soul. So much horror is about manipulating our fears, but Anatomy is the rare kind of game that exploits our comforts — chiefly the feeling of being safe at home.

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VHS Horrorshow: ANATOMY

I spent a few hours yesterday thinking about short horror games, partly thanks to Resident Evil 7’s creepy demo and partly because that’s the kind of thing my brain turns to on a Monday morning. The Resi teaser uses a VHS tape in one important segment, beautifully reproducing the quality, without overdoing visual noise and other flaws. I’d love to see that VHS aesthetic expanded in the full game, as well as the use of found footage as an interactive tool.

It was only when I’d finished writing that I remembered ANATOMY [official site], Kitty Horrorshow’s deeply unsettling game that you might have missed earlier this year. If you’re at all interested in weird takes on haunted houses, you really should play it.

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Body Horror: Explore A Spooky House In Anatomy

How would like to play a game that ruins your day in real life?

Who asked if it’s an MMO? 2 points to you. Who said it must a cookie clicker? You, at the back, 10 points to you! Unfortunately, you’re both wrong. I was talking about Anatomy [official site]. The latest by Kitty Horrorshow comes in from the large spaces of some of her previous games to focus on a claustrophobic house. If you want to know why I’m terrified that I’ll have to spend the day home alone, jump past the break.

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