Endoparasitic indie minimalistic, one-handed horror game artwork

Horror games frequently subject our characters to gruesome fates in order to amplify the tension and make the monsters feel more menacing, but the recently released Endoparasitic takes this concept to a whole new level. I say this because the very first thing that happens in Endoparasitic is that shadowy monsters rip off three of your limbs, thus leaving you with only one arm with which you have to do everything!

And when I say everything, I really do mean that as you'll need to use your singular appendage to push yourself along the ground, manipulate objects, and even painstakingly mess around with your own inventory. Things get especially messy in combat as you not only need to stand still in order to shoot, but you also need to manually reload your bullets one by one while the mangled monstrosities shamble towards your defenseless body. Needless to say, this makes Endoparasitic's gameplay incredibly stressful, yet also quite effective at conveying a real sense of dread since you are so frequently helpless.

If you're curious what this sort of madness looks like in action, allow me to share with you the launch trailer. It should give you a pretty good idea of just what Endoparasitic is going for. Have a peek:

Before you decide whether to dive in or not, allow me to give one word of warning - Endoparasitic is a very short game. An average playthrough is likely to take you between three to four hours, depending on how much you mess up. Personally, I don't consider this to be a problem as there's only so much you can do with the whole 'you only have one arm' concept before it becomes annoying, but it's still something that's well worth mentioning so you have a better idea of what you're getting yourself into.

Whatever your thoughts on the matter may be, you can learn more about Endoparasitic and its wacky take on horror over at Steam. Enjoy!

Endoparasitic indie minimalistic, one-handed horror game screenshot of the weapon reloading

Endoparasitic indie minimalistic, one-handed horror game screenshot of monsters attacking at close range

Endoparasitic indie minimalistic, one-handed horror game screenshot of a shotgun being used against monsters