Wake up into a deeper nightmare with Deeper Sleep

Written by: Jon Castillo

Games | May 27, 2016

Deeper Sleep GameJolt Indie Nightmares

Waking up in the middle of the night is one of scariest things that can happen. Often, the reasons are nonexistent; you just wake up to turn to one side. Sometimes, waking up is the unconscious effort of the body to put up a defense, because it knows something is not right, like sensing burglary or if something is creeping up your bed.

The "Deeper Sleep" by Scriptwelder is an indie point-and-click flash game found in Game Jolt. It's one of the best I've seen as well. It opens with the main character waking up in the middle of the night and unable to move - I can assume we can all imagine the experience? In Philippine lore, waking up in such a state often meant death, incapable of breathing properly, as an old lady sits on your chest.

In the case of "Deeper Sleep," there is something standing in the shadows by the foot of the bed. You click it once, twice, with our hero trying to dissuade himself that anything is out there, staring at him.

The thing in the shadows moves and shrieks and the hero wakes up in an old room that leads to a corridor with a pair of eyes looking at him. (It turns out those two lights were lamps, in a very creepy room.)

The game starts right off the bat in giving players jump scares and filling the surroundings with distant echoes of chanting. For a flash game, it delivers the eerie and chilling atmosphere that most triple A games are missing today.

As the player, you point-and-click, moving the character from one room to the next, picking up items to use in later puzzles and reading scattered notes around, leaving you to piece everything together. It's a bizarre but cool combination of "Myst" and "Silent Hills."

You can, and should, check out "Deeper Sleep" HERE.

About the author: Jon Castillo

Jonathan is hiding from a lynch mob after messing with the wrong basketball team. His favorite song is "Boys do Fall in Love" by Robin Gibb.

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