When Gaming Irresponsibly made it over to this year’s E3, we had the pleasure of making our way to the IndieCade booth for some one-on-one time with upcoming indie games. For those who don’t already know, IndieCade is one of the largest independent gaming events in the world. In previous years, IndieCade has played host to many of the industry’s leading indie games such as Limbo and Fez. This year, at E3, IndieCade did not disappoint. Games from all different genres, backgrounds and platforms were on display, and we had the chance to get our hands on some.
Most of us here at Gaming Irresponsibly are huge fans of the survival horror genre, and let us tell you, A Mother’s Inferno will not disappoint. The game is creepy, and when we say creepy we mean, “lose your son on a train, grab a piece of glass, slowly cut the head off a dead mummy looking guy who will then guide you through to a room where you cut off a dancing black chickens head” kind of creepy. The visuals in the game will make you think twice about playing it alone in the dark, and with good reason. The in and out flashes of colored blurs helps the game create a very unsettling atmosphere, which is what you want out of a good horror game. A Mother’s Inferno was developed during the course of one month, from November to December 2011, by students from the Danish Academy of Digital Interactive Entertainment.
The game plays just as most computer games do, using WSAD controls as you try and pilot your way through the very strange world. While nothing in particular is grabbing from the gameplay, you will feel the tension when you actuall have to grab something by the head, and slowly slice it off using a broken piece of glass. Seriously, it is disturbing, in a good way, well in as good of a way that slowly cutting off a head with a piece of glass can be.
The game really hits its stride with the ambiance and atmosphere, as you are thrust into a situation where you lose your son very quickly and for no apparent reason, while aboard a train. You quickly begin your search for him, knowing nothing and experiencing very sharp movements and questionable images. As you make your way to the front of the first car, you will be greeted by a very, what’s the word, horrifying being, instructing you to cut off its head so that he can help guide you to your son. After that life altering encounter, you find yourself in the next car, where your next decapitation attempt will come in the form of a large, dancing shadow chicken. Sounds funny, not funny. When its lifeless body is still flapping around on the ground, you may begin to feel bad for the big guy, but don’t he was an asshole.
In all seriousness, A Mother’s Inferno looks like a very interesting title, especially to fans of the horror genre. Another good thing about A Mother’s Inferno is that you can play it right now, for free, right here: A Mother’s Inferno. Give it a try, if you dare! MUHAHAHAHAHAHA…………….sorry.
Gaming Irresponsibly will be bringing you more hands on looks at some of the indie games featured at this years IndieCade E3 booth. Stay tuned for more updates on great indie games from developers all over the world, coming directly from the largest event dedicated to indie games, IndieCade. You can learn more about IndieCade at their website, www.indiecade.com!