Bleakstead is a creepy and surreal lo-fi (and low rez) first person adventure that sees you unearthing weird cosmic horrors in a small desert town.
In Bleakstead you find yourself standing in a strange desert town that consists of a diner, a shop, a motel and a caravan park. To say the place is barren is a bit of an understatement, but there are a handful of people to chat to and some clues hidden around the place that help give you a little backstory and hints at what you’re supposed to do. Then you meet the odd old lady in room 8 of the motel and things really start to get weird…
Taking around 30 minutes to play through, Bleakstead is a very atmospheric and jump-scare free experience that’s more about unearthing cosmic horrors than being horrified by them. There’s a sense of impending doom throughout, but you never feel that you are in peril (which is fitting considering the ending). It’s not without its problems (the pixelation is turned up a little too high and there are times when you have no idea what you’re supposed to do), but on the whole it’s an impressive and unique slice of cosmic horror. See what unearthly surprises you unearth in this surreal desert adventure.
Controls: WASD – Movement, Mouse – Look, Spacebar – Jump, LMB – interact
Available On: Windows
Gameplay Video: Here