Mouth Sweet is a dark and unsettling retro Game Boy styled psychological horror game set within the offices of a nefarious company that’s full of invisible monsters that you hunt by sound.
In Mouth Sweet you take on the role of a new employee at a mysterious company called C. C. & C. Inc. After crushing your personal spirit you are handed a gun and asked to carry out a number of increasingly strange and disturbing tasks. The gun isn’t required to carry out the tasks, it’s required to allow you to walk the corridors of the office building safely – mainly because there are invisible monsters that will kill you if you’re in an area for too long.
As the monsters are invisible you obviously can’t see them, but you can hear them, and you must make use of the game’s stereo sound to locate them before you pull the trigger. When you enter into the game’s combat mode you only have a short time to shoot the monster before you kill them, so speed and accuracy are of the essence.
It takes around an hour to play through Mouth Sweet and it takes some very dark twists along the way. The things you’re asked to do for the company are pretty disturbing and some of the things your employer says to you may sound uncomfortably familiar if you’ve ever been in a corporate job. There are some great little touches, such as the way the game crushes your individuality by making you look just like the other workers and it doesn’t even allow you to keep your own name.
It’s a very intense and unsettling experience playing through Mouth Sweet. The audio-based combat works remarkably well, the pixel art is fantastic and the audio design really helps build a grim and oppressive atmosphere. A very personal horror game about working for an impersonal company. Highly recommended.
Controls: WASD – Movement, Mouse – Look, E – Interaction,
Available On: Windows
Gameplay Video: Here