Update: Earlier this year I got to try out a new browser-based indie horror game titled The Last Door, developed by the Game Kitchen. The game was being released in small, hour-long chapters, so I only got to play the first chapter. Now that 3 chapters have been released, a re-introduction of the game might be in order. Although, with roughly 1 million games played already, chances are many of you have already tried it.
The developers were inspired by authors like Edgar Allen Poe and H.P. Lovecraft. You play as a man in 1800 century England who has been summoned to his childhood friend’s manor. There you find his dead body along with a mysterious note that points in the direction of the boarding school both of you attended as teenagers.
The Last Door harkens back to old point-and-click games popular in the 80s and early 90s. The main focus of The Last Door is exploring and interacting with items to solve puzzles. Its 8-bit graphics might seem simplistic compared to the photo realistic first person titles associated with modern gaming, but the game doles out its scares through a well-crafted story, creepy sound effects and a chilling soundtrack. To get the most immersive gaming experience, it’s best if you play this game with headphones.
The first two chapters of The Last Door are free while the third is available to individuals who made a donation during the development process. Each chapter can be completed in about an hour (maybe two if you get stuck on some of the puzzles). The game is playable right on your web browser, so there no is need to download anything. Furthermore, your game automatically saves, so you don’t have to finish it in one sitting. Be warned – The Last Door will challenge your puzzle solving skills, and it will definitely creep you out. Check out the video below to get a taste of what you are about to get yourself into.