Ultra-Indie Daily Dose: Explore Colorful Cosmic Horror In THE BLACK IRIS

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!

Welcome back for your Daily Dose! Coming courtesy of developer Arboreta Games is THE BLACK IRIS. Ironically a very colorful game, today’s dose is a third-person exploration experience that brings cosmic horror down to earth. 

THE BLACK IRIS takes place in Northern Scotland. You play as an engineer, tasked with decommissioning an abandoned research facility. You must collect any notes, recordings, and shut down the equipment that was left behind. But as you descend deeper into the zone, you learn quickly that it was not merely radiation that had everyone leaving so quickly. 

Just because THE BLACK IRIS doesn’t have any goblins or ghoulies to chase you around doesn’t mean this game won’t scare you. With interesting angles, mind-melting effects, and a handful of fascinating sequences will keep you on your digital toes throughout. On top of that, the colors are beautiful and the sound is great. 

The game is pay-what-you-want, and proceeds go to the West Dunbartonshire Community Foodback. You can download THE BLACK IRIS from itch.io by clicking here.

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