Operation Backlog Completion 2024
Oct 142020
 

Today we’re going to talk about a short, free horror game called Veiled.

Veiled has no saves and is intended to be played in a single sitting, which should give you an idea of how short it is.

You begin in a room lit by candles, with pentacles and symbols on the walls, and you soon get a phone call from a mysterious entity guiding you to complete an occult ritual.

For such a short game, it does an impressive job of building its atmosphere. It creates this inescapable sense that you shouldn’t be doing what you’re doing, and even when nothing in particular was happening, I felt uneasy the entire time as I played.

Gameplay-wise, you basically solve a series of puzzles in order to complete the ritual, and the puzzles are pretty good.

It’s not perfect – I was disappointed that there’s seemingly no point in replying to most messages you receive, and the ritual referring to rooms in the house by grandiose names can come across as funny – but the atmosphere and general creepiness is great.

So if you’re looking for a short horror game, Veiled will give you an enjoyable, creepy time for about a half hour or so, and you can play it for free.

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