Ultra-Indie Daily Dose: Hafermann Is The Babadook But Ye Olde And German
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 of indie horror! Today’s game is a fantastic submission for the Haunted PS1 Halloween Jam 2020. The theme this year was “folklore,” and Hafermann by itch.io developer Game Kombinat hits ye olde nail on the haed. With a fantastic PS1 style and a truly terrifying nemesis roaming about, Hafermann is one of my favorite entries from the 2020 Halloween Jam.
Long have the farmers left the final harvest for the mysterious entity known as the Hafermann. But with prosperity brought greed, and this year, the farmers scythed up every last stalk. But when you, the daughter of these farmers, realize your brother has not come home tonight, it’s up to you to discover where he may have gone off to. And also to discover why there are all these mysterious blood splats scattered nearby.
You can try Hafermann for yourself on itch.io by clicking here.