Ellen (Early Access) – An Indie Horror Adventure with Nerve-Racking, Suspenseful, Atmospheric Gameplay

Ellen (Early Access) – An Indie Horror Adventure with Nerve-Racking, Suspenseful, Atmospheric Gameplay

Game Review

Ellen is an indie horror game where you play as an investigator in an abandoned house where a family was killed.

To spice things up some more, the daughter simply vanished without the rest of the family.

It’s up to you to play the role of an investigator named James in Ellen. He’s trying to find out what exactly is going on in the manor at White Hill. Ellen happens to be the name of the mysterious daughter as well. You’ll need to look through this old mansion and find clues and hints to discover and uncover what truly happened to the Smith family.

The game is an emotional story with puzzles and many nerve-racking situations. The game immerses you through its art, OST, and atmospheric storytelling.

Ellen takes place on a 2D plane with retro pixel art graphics. It’s an indie horror adventure game with stylish effects and suspenseful atmosphere. You feel like something will jump out at you or fill your screen any second, so you’re always on edge. The game has you digging through the mansion for leads on Ellen. She was reported to have been seen inside the house recently by witnesses, so it’s up to you to find out what’s going on with her and possibly solve the cold murder case once and for all.

The game has basic little triggers that are designed to give you that mini-scare. You’ll see stuff move quickly in the corner of your eyes, or pathways automatically unlocking themselves, or even random pixel effects when you least expect it. It’s not necessarily a jumpscare kind of game, but rather a suspenseful horror game. There are a few times that I seriously was frightened to see what was beyond the edge of the screen.

It’s currently in a demo only so it’s easy to finish in about 15 minutes.

However, the game shows a nice foundation for a horror indie title with its mesmerizing and creepy atmosphere and seriously just pulls you into the game. If you’re in for a good scare, try Ellen using the link below. It’s a scary good time.

ProsCons
  • Creepy pixel art
  • Suspensful atmosphere
  • Immersive gameplay
  • Short, and leaves you wishing you could just play the whole game
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Game Information

Status: Early Access

Published: 3/16/18

Platforms: Windows

Engine: Unity

Genre: Horror

Languages: English

Inputs: Keyboard, Mouse, Controller

Developer Information

Developer: redmountmedia

Developer page: Go

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