Ultra-Indie Daily Dose: Loveland Is A Low-Poly Horror Centered On Frogs
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! Today’s indie horror features my favorite of the 10 Plagues: frogs. Loveland is a demo by DevHour Games. Set in a mobile home park in the American Midwest, this game uses low poly graphics and expert sound design to create an authentic rural Ohio atmosphere, a terrifying horror setting even without the supernatural.
In Loveland you play as “The Detective,” a member of a cryptid hunting agency, called in to investigate some missing persons (or so the description reads, this is a demo after all). Arriving you find the park empty, with nothing but the deafening sound of crickets and ribbits to keep you company. You can almost feel the intense humidity and the infinite mosquitos that pour through the night sky. As you explore the homes, you soon find out that the locals had a taste both for the moonshine and something a little less enticing…
You can try it out for free by clicking here. Loveland is a demo, so you’ll probably have explored it all within 15 minutes. And unfortunately, it will leave you desperately wanting more. You can keep up with DevHour Games on Twitter by clicking here, or by visiting their website here.