Alice 愛莉澄 is a very freaky little Japanese horror game where you’re plagued by evil entities as you take a shortcut through a construction site where a dead body of a sex worker was found recently.
In Alice you are on your way back from your university mountaineering club when your bicycle gets a flat tyre. Now your only choice is to cut through a building site where the decomposing body of a mistress called Alice who worked in a brothel was found a few months previously. It soon becomes apparent that the site is haunted by freaky paranormal entities, all of which will kill you if they get their hands on you.
You can complete Alice in under 10 minutes if you know where you’re going, but it’s likely to take more like an hour as it’s pretty tough and death comes swift and often. There are three different entities that haunt the construction site and they are all pretty terrifying when they get you in their sights.
There are a few minor translation issues and it could do with a stronger VHS filter (something more like Chilla’s Art’s games), but it’s a very freaky experience that really gets your heart pounding when you come face to face with one of the entities. It’s a very fast paced game and it’s fun figuring out how to navigate the site and deal with the entities. In the future it’s probably best to avoid taking a stroll through a haunted construction site though!
Controls: WASD – Movement, Mouse – Look, E – Interaction,
Available On: Windows
Gameplay Video: Here