I Played a Game Called ‘Hell’ and Met Scary Clowns in a Cabin
Itch.io creator ahintoflime has a hell of a vision here.
All images courtesy ahintoflime
Here are some of the things I encountered in my time with Hell, a surreal point-and-click walking simulator made for the Game By Its Cover Jam: terrifying clowns chilling in a cabin in the woods, a frozen factory, a jazz band in an elevator.
The game was inspired by the diversifier encouraging creators to make something in a genre they don't like, and it has a weirdly compelling aesthetic, like a trashy old album cover that got copied over by an ancient xerox, then ported to the original GameBoy.
In other words, it's a perfect, disturbing daytrip through one not-especially-awful vision of hell.