Though I tend to stay away from actually playing them, I have a soft spot in my heart for horror games. Whereas controlling the games myself makes me too anxious to enjoy the experience, watching at the digital side of various Let’s Players allows me the freedom to appreciate these games at my own pace. During one such viewing, I felt like I was doing more than sitting on the edge of my seat waiting for an inevitable screamer—I became enthralled by the game’s atmosphere. The game was ANATOMY, and by the end of the unsettling romp I knew that I had to look up the game’s creator, Kitty Horrorshow. What I found did not leave me disappointed.
I’m a huge fan of video games. I think they can be fun, inspiring, cathartic, and generally a positive art form. I truly believe they are, in fact, an art form, and should be for everyone. This mindset is constantly evolving, but is unfortunately not ubiquitous, which is exemplified by the somewhat stagnant landscape of games. It’s been discussed at length how so many games are just straight, white dudes getting revenge, or similar ideas. This may put a lot of gamers off, or even prevent new players from getting into the medium at all. This week’s web crush, itch.io, helps mitigate this situation.