Ultra-Indie Daily Dose: Shadow Over Northmoth Is Lovecraft Silent Hill

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 another Daily Dose of indie horror! Returning with a submission to this year’s Haunted PS1 Summer of Shivers is the developer Warkus. Previously featured for the delightfully thalassophobic title Oceanwork is a Silent Hill-style game of Lovecraftian make: Shadow Over Northmoth.

Shadow Over Northmoth is a game inspired by the Lovecraft story Shadow Over Innsmouth. It’s the timeless eldritch tale of a small New England city that’s formed a dark pact with the creatures of the drink, turning its citizenry into fish folk. You play as a man who’s awakened on the beach near this mysterious town and must find a way to survive the brine monsters within. 

The gameplay for Shadow Over Northmoth accurately emulates the PSX survival horror. This feels like playing a nautical Resident Evil. Fixed camera combat with chunky melee weapons and limited ammo makes every encounter an anxious ordeal. And there’s plenty of wooden boxes to smash.

You can download Shadow Over Northmoth on itch.io by clicking here