Ultra-Indie Daily Dose: Pedal To The Mettle In Burgers & Frights
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 Ultra-Indie Daily Dose! Today we have a new game by one of my favorite devs. Courtesy of Donitz, previously featured for Dreader, is their latest title, Burger & Frights. This game is for anyone who knows or wants to know the bone-chilling fear of riding your bike at night.
In Burger & Frights you play as a person departing from a fast food store. Burger in bag and bag in basket, you hop on your bike and pedal off into the night. Other than the magnificent purple starry night sky, there’s not a whole lot you can see outside of your bicycle light. Your vision is confined to a cone about four feet across. Strange shadows are off in the distance, but that’s not unusual for a late-night ride. But as you continue, things get weirder.
Burger & Frights is done in the cyclical style that games like Slide in the Woods have gone with. After about half a kilometer, you enter a sort of time loop and find yourself back at the burger shop. The first clue that things are not right is the into text, now a little distorted. And you soon find that this is far from the only thing that will be troubling you.