You can't wake up. You won't ever wake up again ...
Welcome to Neverending Nightmares, the Silent Hill 2 influenced psychological horror title from Matt Gilgenbach. This is a personal project for Gilgenbach, as the game's based, in part, on his own battle with obsessive-compulsive disorder and depression. "I wanted to create something personal, important, and would create a positive impact," says he, "I hope to help people who are struggling with mental illness. If I can help at least one person, it would justify all the suffering I've endured." Gilgenbach seeks crowdfunding cash to bring Neverending Nightmares to fruition; so far he's raised $8,400-odd of the $99,000 he's looking for, with 32 days to go.
You play as Adam, in this stealth horror title, exploring the mansion you appear to be trapped in. Don't expect to take the enemies on; while there are some light combat mechanics, going head-to-head with whatever's lurking in the dark will only get you killed. However dying is no 'get out of nightmare free' card, as you'll just wake up in another section of the narrative. The Gorey-influenced art and the mood are the two big draws here, and the imagery reflects the main character's psychological state. "We expect the average player to play through between 4-6 times," says Gilgenbach, "but there will be even more content for those who want to thoroughly explore the world of Neverending Nightmares and experience every possible outcome."
This is a PC, Mac and Linux DRM free title, but it's also part of Ouya's #FreeTheGamesFund, which means that if it raises a minimum of $50,000 - and reaches the Kickstarter goal - then Ouya will match pledges dollar-for-dollar. That does mean the title will become an Ouya exclusive for six months at launch. Bear that in mind, as it means your pledge could count double its face value for no extra cost to you.