I've been sitting on this one, and let me say I regret sitting on it, this is a treat of a game. I sat down to make a video and realized there had been an update, so I re-downloaded this newer version just to play. It's very effective as a horror game, with it's sound design and visuals meeting very well. Not much to say about the gameplay, since it is a visual novel, but I will point out it is in Ren'py, which saved me from needless restarts since I could just scroll back and select the option I meant to click. Here's the video I uploaded, I hope you enjoy it, as well as my comments here. Seriously great game here. Short, but sweet and very memorable.
Bolmebrig's: Hide from Fears (PC, Mac)
A downloadable game for Windows and macOS
"Your mom has left you in her car to retrieve items she has forgotten while at a friend's house. You're all alone in the car... well, not completely alone. You're stuck with your best pal, a toy plushy that no one can identify what exactly it is. Make careful decisions and avoid doing something regrettable... What is outside the window?Relive your childhood fear of being alone in a car.. I guess."
Bolmebrig's: Hide From Fears is a playable teaser showcasing the potential regarding both sound design as well as graphic and visual aspects. In other words, this game is a canon introduction into Bolmebrig's horror universe. "Hide from Fears" is a tease for upcoming events therefore it is short and is the first installment. The game has approximately 20 minutes playtime at max while achieving all possible outcomes.
The game's engine is Ren'Py, therefore jumpscares as well as certain other features may not function effectively as of this moment. Keep in mind that this game has been developed in only three days, which includes the graphics, backgrounds, music, sound effects and code, therefore excuse any mistakes which may have slipped past the testing phase.
This game contains:
- Flashing images
- Minor jumpscares
- Disturbing images
- Sound effects some may find unsettling
- Deaths (x3)
- Alternative Ending: Just Another Nightmare
- Alternative Ending: Hiding from Fears
- True Ending: Nightmare Friends Forever
Please make sure to report any bugs or issues to @bolmebrig on Twitter.
HOW TO INSTALL:
1. Right click and Extract the .zip file to your Desktop
2. Open up the main folder. Inside you will find two versions for the game, one for PC and one for Mac.
(Suggestion: Delete the version which your operating system does not support)
3. Open the version which you can run, and open the BOLMEBRGISHIDEFROMFEARS.exe file.
4. The game should start up and you can experience it for yourself.
- Version 1.2 release17 days ago
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I really enjoyed this. Visual horror novels are definitely taking over. I hope to see more from you.
Gave it a go...
A great horror novel, with good atmospheric noises whilst not out right scary ,it is creepy in its own right. I got the true ending on the first try but i am going to play it again for sure to see what other endings are in store for me.
The only criticisms i could give is making the apprearances of the "masked man" a little more scarier and adding haunting music instead of the current alarm type noise then followed by wind atmoshperics other than that it is fun to play.
This game was great! I really look forward to other games you decide to make! I managed to get one of the alternate endings and the true ending in my game play video. If you haven't played this game and are looking at the comments to see if it is good or not, it is!
I've already thanked you on the video and I'll do it again: thanks so much for playing! Haha! Always fun to watch people's reactions.
I lucked out and managed to get the true ending on my first try. I think I managed to get them all, but one of the death noises played once I was back on the main menu, so I'm not sure if I managed all three deaths.
Played this as part of a multi game video starting at 33:13! This was creepy and strange and I loved it! Will definitely have to go and get more endings at some point!
This was great! Interesting story with a few branching paths. Has a good amount of replayability! Here's my playthrough:
Super creepy, loved the options of multiple endings and how there's still a bit of mystery even after getting all of the endings.Well done, looking forward to what you work on in the future.
It's in the car...