Ultra-Indie Daily Dose: Disrespect The Dread In The Night That Speaks

Hello, you glorious gluttons for all things indie horror! Are you just starving for the newest of the new, the most unknownest of the unknown? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Welcome to the Ultra-Indie Daily Dose! In this series, we’re going to pick a new game every day from an indie horror creator you’ve probably never heard of. No million-dollar budgets or factory productions. This is the space for the little guy with not but a developer toolkit and a dream. So if you’re down to roll the dice on something different, then stick around and check it out!

I used to fear the dark. You know how I conquered this fear? I would simply use a rude gesture towards it and the anxiety would fade away. That’s basically the premise of today’s Daily Dose. The Night That Speaks, created by itch.io developer Adamgryu, this little horror game gives you a single yet powerful method of defending yourself: the Jersey Salute. 

In The Night That Speaks, you play as someone* who has found themselves in a graveyard. “You don’t remember how you got to the graveyard, but you know now you’ve been meaning to visit.” You enter a crypt and must find your way around in the dark. There are other things within that may harm you, but with your trusty middle finger armed and ready, you might just stand a chance. 

*This could be interpreted as a person, or, as you can see from the screenshots, could be interpreted as an enchanted floating arm.

The Night That Speaks creates an amazing atmosphere on every sensory level. The fantastic green filter makes the whole thing look like a Gameboy game, and the audio is superb. And since it relies on key movement, without any means of strafing, the maze you explore becomes much more disorienting.

You can play The Night That Speaks on itch.io by clicking here

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