Got Gamer's Block? Bust Open One of These New Indie Scary Puzzle Games for a Change of Pace - March 2022 - Odd Nugget

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Until we play a scary game and panic to our deaths, we are all judgmental when someone dies stupidly in a horror movie.

With scary puzzle ideas in mind...

We've put together a list of the latest indie scary puzzle games below. If you want to know what you should plug in next, keep reading!


Symbol Games Horror Bundle


Symbol Games Horror Bundle video game Developed by Symbol Games and published by Symbol Games

Developed by Symbol Games and published by Symbol Games

Welcome to the Symbol Games Horror Bundle!

This features four different games of varying types, ranging from exploration, questioning, modern store tasks, and making games with issues to fix. These games can and will pull out-of-game scares (that won't actually damage your system).

WARNING: DO NOT PLAY THIS IF YOU ARE SUICIDAL, AS SOME OF THESE GAMES CAN HAVE SUICIDAL THOUGHTS OR ACTIONS OCCUR WITHIN THEM.)

These games are all a part of the psychological horror genre, as they do not feature many jumpscares, but they still have the right amount of tension.

You play as a man, a man who lives throughout his life doing what he has to, in order to "survive" in the world. There is another man too in a certain game, but that's just for a different experience... I promise. As you play these games, there are different events that can occur, such as intentional bugs or even "repetitive" main menu screens, but that's where the fun just begins.

The following games are included:

The Error Development

PerceptionERROR

Retail Retribution

The Big Day

With features such as, but not limited to...

A story that may be hard to follow at first, but can be pieced together through replays of all games included!

a story of something that comes for the entire world within here... be patient for now.

A bunch of secrets scattered around, ranging from in and outside of the games!

Creative scares that involve breaking the fourth wall. (Note: Even if it seems so, they do not actually damage your system.)

Easy and simple controls that still provide entertaining gameplay.

Extreme replay-ability and reward or demise for your curiosity. (There are a LOT of secrets and other things that you can find if you keep playing...)

TO RESET ANY OF THESE GAMES, GO TO AppData. From there, go to LocalLow, and then find the folder called "Symbol Games", once you're in there choose any of the games you want to reset in their respected folders, and delete all files that aren't in a folder (Example: Important Saves).

I hope you enjoy these games that are included in this bundle, as they have more meaning than what you may think, do not let the graphics fool you.

Symbol Games Horror Bundle

Symbol Games Horror Bundle video game Developed by Symbol Games and published by Symbol Games video screen

More about this game here.


Sinister Within: Decay


Sinister Within: Decay video game by QuocMT(21Studios)

Made by QuocMT(21Studios)

Sinister Within: Decay is a survival psychological horror game with puzzle elements and mechanics with the story of a police officer.

Back in 2009, Matei Enache received the case of John Manson, a psychopath who strangled his wife and then killed his entire family back in 2003. Your mission is to find evidence against John, but unfortunately, something went wrong.

Sinister Within: Decay is an interactive teaser, our team works on the full game, which will be coming soon to Steam.

MINIMUM:

OS:Windows 7 8 8.1 10

Processor:Intel Core i3

Memory:4 GB RAM

Graphics:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 or better

Storage:1 GB available space

RECOMMENDED:

OS:Windows 7 8 8.1 10

Processor:Intel Core i5

Memory:8 GB RAM

Graphics:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 or better

Storage:1 GB available space

Sinister Within: Decay

More about this game here.


Solo Path


Solo Path video game Developed by JMG and published by JMG

Developed by JMG and published by JMG

Solo Path

Is an escape game with horror and Urbex themes.

You will play as Ethan, a fan of urban exploration who goes to visit a mysterious abandoned complex.

Unfortunately not everything is going to go as planned and this could well be his last exploration.

Prepare your brain, a paper and a pen, and have your heart set on!

Gameplay

Solo Path is a scripted game in first person view.

The gameplay is based on exploration, collecting clues, solving puzzles and quests.

All in a heavy atmosphere with a scary, evolving and mysterious scenario.

Solo Path

Solo Path video game Developed by JMG and published by JMG video screen

More about this game here.


Bacterial edge


Bacterial edge video game Developed by 孤獴网络 and published by 孤獴网络

Developed by 孤獴网络 and published by 孤獴网络

Game story background

The game is about the leakage of an unknown virus and bacteria, which has led to the global human crisis, even the global biological crisis. Every life is vulnerable to this terrible virus. Some of them die, some become crazy, and some become aggressive. In a word, as the master of the earth, mankind has been unable to control this huge crisis, Human beings will fight in the long virus world and face the attacks of the same kind. The story is going on in the form of breaking through the barrier. The player plays an unknown person who can't get in touch with his family. However, his last glimmer of hope is the temporary shelter built by human beings. He must overcome many difficulties, Find shelter. His family, wife and children are likely to be there.

Game style

The game is a 2D top view angle shooting game. Players will contact various operations of the game in the way of top view angle. There are certain terrorist elements in the game, but it will not be too scary.

Game operation

The operation of the game is similar to that of ordinary FPS games. WSAD is used as walking, 1234 is used as weapon switching, e is to pick up, f is to use, Z is to eat food (to restore blood), X is to drink drinks (to restore strength, if there is no strength, the player will walk slowly), R is to change the bullet, the left mouse button is to attack shoot, ESC is the menu, and the operation instructions are also paid in the menu.

Level description

Players escape from each level. The difficulty of each level is different. Players collect some materials, ammunition and so on to maintain their survival. Some levels have boss level monsters, and players need to face them bravely. The difficulty of the game can be adjusted in the game. It is divided into novice, ordinary, difficult and extremely difficult.

Bacterial edge

Bacterial edge video game Developed by 孤獴网络 and published by 孤獴网络 video screen

More about this game here.


The Keeper


The Keeper video game by Comp-3 Interactive

Made by Comp-3 Interactive

Waking up on your fishing boat after a night out at sea you realise it must be time to head on home, but the return journey is not as it seems.

Landing on a lonely island populated by only a lighthouse, you must uncover the mystery andfind your escape from this vacant place.

A Haunted PS1 Summer of Shivers 2021 Game Jam Entry

WASD - Movement

Space - Jump

C - Crouch

LMB - Interact

RMB - Focus

I - Inventory

Esc - Pause

A very special thank you to everyone who made this game possible:

Male Vocals: Matt Lowe -NeonGore

Female Vocals: Kuzzikski -Kuzzikski

Logo design: Stu Lowe - NeonGore

Additional models: Matt Parkin -Polygon Pilgrimage

Music: DS Productions - DS Productions

Everyone supporting me over onPatreon

Please note that the music in this game may trigger a copyright warning if uploaded to YouTube. The music is officially licenced to be used in this project and DS Productions has agreed to allow this to be in your videos. You may dispute any copyright claims as fair usage

The Keeper

More about this game here.


Cheat Day


Cheat Day video game Developed by McHunter Studio and published by McHunter Studio

Developed by McHunter Studio and published by McHunter Studio

Long ago, a witch trapped two demons in different rooms and hid the passwords of the rooms in the house, in case someone needed them. Your wife is captured by a third demon, a demon trying to free the other two. You cut a deal with the capturer of your wife, the passwords for her life. Your goal is to find the passwords and free her.

While you are searching the house you will have some unwelcome visitors, you should have nerves of steel to stay alive.

About the game:

This is a one player first-person horror game with a storyline

This game will make you feel too many different emotions

You should keep an eye on your flashlight because batteries run out after some time

Foods like apples and bananas are used to restore your health

You can acquire an ax and a pistol to protect yourself

The game has an inventory system, use your space wisely

Features:

Take in fantastic landscapes and animations.

With its realistic graphics and basic gameplay, this game will immerse you.

Acquire melee and ranged combat skills by discovering items.

Most of your surroundings are interactable

Immerse yourself in a scary atmosphere.

Discover the hidden.

Warning

This game contains flashing lights that may make it unsuitable for people with photosensitive epilepsy or other photosensitive conditions. Player discretion is advised.

Cheat Day

Cheat Day video game Developed by McHunter Studio and published by McHunter Studio video screen

More about this game here.


Haunted Hotel: The Thirteenth Collector's Edition


Haunted Hotel: The Thirteenth Collector's Edition video game Developed by Elephant and published by Big Fish Games

Developed by Elephant and published by Big Fish Games

Elephant Games cordially invites you to visit another sinister Haunted Hotel!

An act of kindness has unspeakable consequences in this exhilarating hidden-object puzzle adventure game! After pulling over to help a stranded motorist, you are murdered, and the killer kidnaps your son! Follow them to the dilapidated Bakers Hotel, where youll soon learn that that roadside encounter was in fact a trap set specifically for you. But who set the snare? And why are they obsessed with wiping out your family? Investigate from beyond the grave to learn the answers!

This is a special Collectors Edition release full of exclusive extras you wont find in the standard version. The Collectors Edition includes:

Continue your fathers quest to defeat the Sons of Dusk in the bonus chapter!

Replay HOPs and mini-games, and earn achievements.

Find collectibles to gain access to the secret room!

Enjoy original art, soundtrack, and other extras!

Never get lost with the helpful strategy guide.

This is a Hidden Object Puzzle Adventure game, meaning a specific genre of story-driven, point click adventures. Throughout the game, players are tasked to find a list of objects hidden within a particular scene, and to occasionally complete various mini-gamespuzzles.

Haunted Hotel: The Thirteenth Collector's Edition

Haunted Hotel: The Thirteenth Collector's Edition video game Developed by Elephant and published by Big Fish Games video screen

More about this game here.


Psycho


Psycho video game by Ali Mattar

Made by Ali Mattar

STORY

Tommy is a therapist sent his patient to Redrose Eastwood hospital for treatment and he finds himself in a situation where he has to understand his patient's mind to get himself out of a sinister house!

GAMEPLAY

Psycho is a survival horror game, a first person experience playing the story of two main characters, a psychopath and his doctor to figure out the cause and the treatment in 3 chapters. Solving puzzles and explore the truth.

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Note: when you download the game for the first time you will notice the Voice and Music are at Zero! To Fix this go to option and Raise them up.

Psycho

More about this game here.


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