Unsettling Events In The Depths Of Hell is a very silly Stanley Parable-esque fourth wall breaking horror game where you enter into a “live” game where the developers watch and alter the game as you play.
Drawing inspiration from the play “The Show Must Go Wrong” and quite similar to “Dr. Langeskov, The Tiger, and The Terribly Cursed Emerald”, Unsettling Events In The Depths Of Hell sees you playing through a horror video game where everything that could go wrong pretty much does. When you start the game you’re told this is an innovative new live video game experience where the devs will watch as you play and adjust things accordingly. You start off searching for your missing roommate, but soon find yourself opening up a passage to a nightmarish Nether Realm – or at least it WOULD be nightmarish is everything worked properly!
You have two companions on your journey through the Nether Realm – the lead developer and the “Subtitle Guy”. Subtitle Guy is in charge of the game’s subtitles and can only converse with you via subtitles, while the lead developer can chat with you normally. Your journey takes lots of strange twists along the way, some of which the devs anticipated, some of which they hadn’t – causing them to to have a few arguments and to make some (often ridiculous) fixes – such as replacing a magical sword with a twig.
All in all Unsettling Events In The Depths Of Hell is probably the least scary horror game you’ll ever play – but that’s pretty much the point. The humor comes from everything being broken, buggy, missing and hilariously un-scary. The majority of the jokes land well and you never know what to expect next in this wonderfully weird fourth wall breaking horror adventure. Highly recommended.
Controls: WASD – Movement, Mouse – Look, E – Interact, LMB – Attack, Mouse Wheel – Lens
Available On: Windows
Gameplay Video: Here