Indie atmospheric horror Downfall is now on Steam

The Cat Lady was one of the strangest and most intriguing games I've played back in 2012. I started it up expecting a run-of-the-mill horror adventure game but rather than jump scares The Cat Lady dealt with topics such as death, suicide and the general feeling of hopelessness in a serious, mature and very compelling way.

So you can imagine my surprise when I recently realized that Downfall, in many ways a spiritual successor to The Cat Lady, has released on Steam with purely positive reviews. Here's the trailer so you can get a good whiff of the atmosphere present in Downfall:


At the core of Downfall is a tale of love, madness and murder with the two main characters suffering from a failing marriage and attempting to once again ignite the spark by going on a romantic getaway to an old stuffy hotel (as you do). But that unfortunately doesn't work out as planned given that Joe, the protagonist, seemingly goes insane and the once normal looking hotel takes a sharp turn at the Creepy & Foreboding Avenue.

The question Downfall will ask you is what kind of a man Joe really is: Is he a loving husband, a bitter skeptic or perhaps a cold realist? To answer that you will have to traverse Downfall's world adventure-game style, collect items, solve puzzles and interact with characters through fully voice acted dialogues.

Atmospheric and creepy Downfall hallway screenshot

This is why you don't try to save money by going to run-down hotels

I haven't played Downfall yet but given my experience with The Cat Lady and seeing that this is very much the "same" type of game I would suggest you give it a try if you fancy slow brooding horror, mature themes and some truly captivating characters that will remain with you for a long time after you're done with the game.

Downfall is currently on Steam for Windows with a Linux version planned in the coming months and price wise it will set you back $12,59/€12,59 with the 10% launch week discount included.