Notes of Obsession is a free indie horror walking simulator. Explore a strange house with the aid of a music box while discovering the mysteries of the glowing symbols.
Things that bump in the night
Designed by a team of students as part of a gem design course, Notes of Obsession is a fairly typical 'explore a dark house filled with jump scares' style walking simulator. Players enter a mysterious house and follow the haunting sound of a music box. Once they find it, they follow a set of glowing red symbols while pursued by lengthening shadows and sudden noises. Despite the uninspired nature of the game, Notes of Obsession has a number of positives. Art design and assets are all high quality, interaction is decent and a tense atmosphere is created with the use of light and shadow rather than just random jump scares. The game clocks in at a short twenty minutes without much in the way of plot or re-playability, but provides a solid horror experience.
Notes of Obsession is one of the better free walking simulators available. It is clear the developers put lots of thought into design choices and overall tone, elevating it beyond similar games. Fans of the genre will enjoy their brief time with the game.