Ultra-Indie Daily Dose: You Can’t Spell Why Me? III: The Funeral Without Fun
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!
Today’s Daily Dose is a neat little throwback to PS1 era horror. Why Me? III: The Funeral is a cool little horror game by Electric Glitch Studios on itch.io, reminiscent of Resident Evil and Silent Hill. It brings us back to a time when controls were awkward, cameras unhelpful, and a good 5-15% of the game was spent running in place against the inaccessible foreground.
The Why Me? series has always been a little obtuse. I know because I played the first two today to make sure the third was okay on its own (they’re all independent stories, I think). Anyways, Why Me? III: The Funeral follows a man who wakes up on a mysterious island. But unlike games like Myst, where you explore the land and solve puzzles and take in the sights, this one has a lot less whimsy. You travel deeper and deeper into the depths of the island to find… well, the title should be a good enough hint.