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MENAFN - Muscat Daily - 21/08/2014
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(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) Let's face it Google's Play Store has never been recognised for its collection of horror games.

Sure there are games like Dead Space and Eyes but these games are either graphically too ramped up to be played on all devices or charge exorbitantly high rates and sometimes both. So what happens when a pixelated freeware enters the competition Let's find out.

Nothingelse: A macabre tale
Developer: Zanotti's MyMadness Works
Platforms: Android
PeGi rating: Medium Maturity

From the same developer who brought you the terrifying Imscared: A Pixelated Nightmare this game employs similar tactics to provide some really good chills all within a mere 15 minutes. Yes this game is short.

So short in fact that the developer did not see it necessary to include a save option and so you're expected to run through the entire game at one shot.

Now for other horror games this move could be a nightmare as it is next to impossible to finish a good puzzlebased horror game without saving it at any point and peeping out for a glimpse of the walkthrough.

But not for this one. The puzzles though not the easiest you could find are simple enough to be solved in a few minutes and there are absolutely no mazes or unnecessary corridors that steal your time.

But here I must admit that one of the puzzles really had me stuck for a long time and made me replay the game thrice before I finally cracked it. In case you get stuck there too here's a clue: Count the eyes. The story in this gamewell it's there. Sort of. You play as a boy who is portrayed to us as a victim of some sort of household abuse who uses the company of books as a means to escape from the cruelty of his life.

Somewhere along the way he comes across a book apparently hidden from him by his mother that takes him into an alternate reality and there starts the horror-infested ride. The ending is unexpected but vague and abrupt and the game leaves it to the player's imagination to understand and come to an explanation of what the story is based on.

This is what gives this game its replay value. The more times you play the game from the beginning to the end the clearer things start to get and it becomes easier to link different pieces of the story and come up with a conclusion of what it actually tries to convey.

The controls are easy enough requiring you to simply tap on either the left or the right side of the screen to move while tapping the lower left portion of the screen allows you to interact with highlighted objects. The developer cleverly uses several elements to give the game a dark and macabre theme.

The environment sound effects as well as the pixelated eight-bit nature of the game have all been extremely well implemented to create a horror of the unknown. Believe it or not but a scene of bodies hanging from the ceiling can actually look scarier in an eight-bit game than it does in a live action film.

There are a few jumps scares and even a fourth wall break (the divide between game and player) but what stands out in this game are the chase scenes which won't fail to get your heart beating and your palms sweating.


This game gives you very little to complain about and brilliantly succeeds in providing more scares in 15 minutes than a game like Resident Evil: Survivors could provide in an hour's time. So if you've got 15-20 minutes to kill and have a spare android device at hand then I would recommend you get this game as it'll definitely use your time better than any other horror freeware out there. This is one macabre tale you are likely to spend a few days figuring out.

Final score: 8.3/10

Pranav is a 17 year old whose passion is writing reviews and articles on technology and gaming. He also likes anime books and is an avid Dota player. His gaming tag is Fleet Admiral.


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