BLACKBILE is a surreal little horror adventure that explores themes of escapism, the frustration of family life and wasted time as you make your way through the mysterious shifting rooms of an old house.
In BLACKBILE you find yourself exploring a strange old house with rooms that keep shifting. There are four main areas/version of the house to explore, with each one representing a different part of your life that gives you consternation. Being a middle aged family man, these frustrations take the form of father issues, working a dead-end office job, wasted time and wasted talent. You need to explore the house and work through these issues before you can move on and return to your family life.
Taking around 10 minutes to play through, it’s an interesting little game with high quality pixel art animation and a thought provoking narrative. There’s lots of great imagery, such as the ties literally choking the life out of downtrodden office workers, and it does a good job of relaying the frustrations of modern life. Highly recommended.
Controls: Arrow Keys – Movement, Spacebar – interact
Available On: All Browsers
Gameplay Video: Here