Tornuktu is a tense little PS1 styled first person horror game where a reindeer monster and its fleshy snowman followers pay you a visit on a snowy Winter’s night.
Created by Jonny’s Games (creator of the excellent Slide in the Woods) Tornuktuis a short and wintery horror game with some very unsettling lore. In the game you step into the shoes of a little kid who has awoken in the middle of the night with an uneasy feeling.
Rather than go back to bed you decide to read a little of the book you got from an old bookstore in town earlier in the day. It’s about a strange reindeer monster called the “Tornuktu” which invades peoples’ homes during the Winter and eats them. But surely that’s just a myth??!
Taking around 10 minutes to play through, Tornuktu does have a few little rough edges (such as you being able to clip through closed doors), but other than that it’s a great slice of festive horror. The lore of the Tornuktu is particularly interesting (and unsettling) and the way the various scares occur are very well orchestrated. More terrifying than a horror game with a murderous reindeer monster has any right to be!
Controls: WASD – Movement, Mouse – Look, Shift – Run, LMB – Interact
Available On: Windows