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Ultra-Indie Daily Dose: Zardy’s Maze Is A-maize-ing

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!


It may not be October just yet, but the Halloween themed games have already arrived. Today’s Daily Dose is a game by itch developer SwankyBox. In Zardy’s Maze you play as a farmer, who wakes up at night to check on their cornfield. Walking into the corn labyrinth, you soon find that there are also a number of pumpkin plants roaming about, none of whom are friendly.

Zardy’s Maze is a tough game. You roam about, trying to avoid the jack-o-lantern people while sneaking through the field alive. I counted at least three different nemesis type characters, who always seemed to be on my tail. You’re equipped with an ax, all but useless in combat, and a flashlight that needs to be hand-cranked to recharge. And worst of all, you cant even safely hide in the corn stalks.

You can try Zardy’s Maze for free on itch.io by clicking here.

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