Cataplexy is a short visual novel that combines incompatible genres of comedy and horror. It all depends on the chosen interpretation of events and the mood of the reader. To believe in the mystical nature of what is happening or to make out logical explanations. To be horrified by the state of hopelessness or to laugh at the comicality of the situation. This is for you to decide. Although the hero of our story in any case will have a hard time.


  • Possibility to choose the mood of the story: ironic or serious.

  • Visits by various otherworldly entities.

  • Backgrounds that combine hallucinations with reality.

  • A non-standard view of a truly existing phenomenon called Cataplexy.

  • A lot of story fragments were based on personal experience.

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Cataplexy on Steam

Red Embrace: Paradisus

Red Embrace: Paradisus

1999—Las Vegas, NV.

When you wake up on an unfamiliar couch, your skin cold and your heart silent in your chest, everything feels like a dream.

It’s all a blur. You remember an invitation, a strange figure, the sharp teeth sinking into your throat…and a blinding flash of light. Blood splattering against the walls.

What happened? Who turned you? What strange powers did they awaken inside your body?

Dive into the underworld of Sin City as a newly reborn vampire—and reveal a sinister truth beneath the glittering neon lights.

Red Embrace: Paradisus is an immersive vampire sim/narrative RPG. Inspired by Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines, Disco Elysium, and the Shadowrun series, RE:P seeks to create a dark, fully story-driven (no combat) vampire experience with branching narrative and multiple endings.

We also aim to present a world with diverse characters and identities, as well as implementing inclusive options to make RE:P enjoyable for as many players as possible.

  • Design your character

    Customize your name, pronouns, appearance, and vampire house

  • Choose your personality traits and skills

    Become a shy hacker, a ripped pacifist, a seductive empath, or anything in between

  • Explore Las Vegas

    Prowl the lurid depths of Sin City, including casinos, clubs, skyscrapers, and your very own rat-occupied motel room

  • Uncover terrible secrets

    Rescue vampires from a horrifying psychoplague or submit to higher machinations

  • Dark romance

    Find (optional, potentially doomed) love beyond death

  • Earn a reputation

    Learn the stories of your fellow nightstalkers, make friends and enemies, and ally with a faction (or go at it alone)

  • The classic CRPG experience

    Gather experience, money, and pick up everything that isn’t nailed down

Planned Accessibility Features: Closed Captions, OpenDyslexic font option, screen reader, font resizing

Writing, Design, GUI: Adrian L. (Dovah)

Programming, Management: Nikita H. (Gamma)

Portrait and CG Art: sh0d03

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Red Embrace: Paradisus on Steam

Spooky Cats

Spooky Cats

Spooky Cats, an action inde platformer made by Russpuppy is a masterpeice, and here’s why.

Ever since I was a little boy I’ve always been scared of cats. They would meow at me, or even try to attack me before I ran away with great speed. At first, I though this game would be horrible, that it would be a really bad steam game and thats it, boy was I wrong.

The start of the game made me almost stop play instantly, I do not like cats, and even less when they are spooky. I managed to load up the game and play the first level. I felt amazing. Killing all the spooky cats I have been fighting for years. I powerd through the entire game in 1 sitting, and then I played it again. Amazed by the final boss and its dialog, and by the number of different mobs and sprites there was in the game I kept playing, and it was amazing.

Real player with 6.8 hrs in game

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When I picked this up, I honestly thought I was just going to waste a dollar. There aren’t many non-sarcastic reviews on here, so I really had no idea what was in store.

This is a freaking adorable little puzzle-platformer. The puzzles are pretty easy; find the key, open the lock, find the little girl and reunite her with the ghost. The levels have slight branching as you get further in, but not to the point where you end up lost. The music is really solid; even though there’s only three tracks, they’re pretty enjoyable. One of them is a bit startling, being louder and faster than the other two, but still surprisingly fitting. The controls are dependable and glitch-free, which isn’t always the case in an indie platformer. Hit detection is actually spot-on, a welcome change from some of the other atrocities I’ve picked up on coupon. Really, my only complaint thus far is that I can’t spend all those pennies I’ve been picking up. o.0

Real player with 3.5 hrs in game

Spooky Cats on Steam

Hair of the Dog

Hair of the Dog

This game is right up my alley! From the very beginning it oozes charm and hilarity. The pace is swift and the characters intriguing. I’ve smiled constantly and laughed out loud many times. It delivers straight away and is delightfully observed too - for anyone into history, literature, cinema. I think I’ll have to watch Tall Story Games closely and see what they do next!

Real player with 5.1 hrs in game

I played this game after enjoying the demo for Lucy Dreaming - so much so that I joined the kick starter for it! This is a lovely game, beautifully made and with a great, dark sense of humour. The fact that this was made in just 2 weeks makes it even more impressive! A few of the puzzles really had me scratching my head (pun intended!) but it was always just difficult enough to be engaging, rather than infuriating.

If you liked this, then I highly recommend Lucy Dreaming.

Real player with 3.6 hrs in game

Hair of the Dog on Steam

Die Cutting VR

Die Cutting VR

Die Cutting VR is a gambling death VR game based on a traditional game in Japan and Korea known as “die-cutting.”

  • Die-cutting

It allows you to use VR to play die-cutting, which involves hollowing out sweets with a needle into specified shapes.

  • Prize money (*game score)

The more refined your hollowing, the more pieces you hollow, and the more complicated shapes you create, the higher your prize money.

  • Breaking a sweet ends the game

If you break a sweet, the game is over.

The game also ends if you fail to hollow out a piece within the time limit.

  • The latest version of the licking system

This game uses a revolutionary game system called the “Licking System”, which was also used in Chupa Chupa VR, which allows you to lick the sweets.

Licking will melt them, making them easier to hollow out. (*However, it will consume time)

  • Ranking System

There is also a ranking system for the highest amount of prize money won within the time limit.

Die Cutting VR on Steam

Emo Simulator

Emo Simulator

Emo Simulator

This game gives you an ability to feel yourself an emo. The character’s story is that he is a 19 years old college student who is heavily bullied and not understood by anybody. The game was inspired by Beyond: Two Souls, Life is Strange, and films of Zvyagintsev and Bykov.

We plan to have dialogues, plot, cutscenes and interactive movie style cameras. The plot will have two endings, good and bad.

This is a plot-based game, by subculture developers, for subculture players. By this project we want to tribute to emo culture which we appreciate, we want o create something, relatively relatively (to other emo games) quality about Emo, a one-stop game for all emos, a serious a dramatical game that would become a part of this culture’s legacy.

We want raise important social issues in this game, like an issue of unmotivated agression towards people who are different from main population and what it leads to.

The game does not encourage suicide, just like shooters do not encourage shooting people.

We state it clear: we are against suicide, do not do it.


  • Be an emo

-Play guitar

-Drink energetic in first person view

-Listen to post-hardcore, the game will feature some russian emo bands who decided to contribute to the project

  • Atmospheric emo’s room. Posters, guitar, amp, razor, things that describe his personality, like certain poems

-Cut the character (do not do it in real life, if you are suicidal call suicide prevention line)

-Be bullied at college (4K experience)

-Make right choices

-Talk with therapist

-Play in a band

Technical information:

First/Third person view

Good graphics

Emo attributes




Face animations

Emo Simulator on Steam



Lucifer Awaits, Chump!


Highly addictive and I found myself lost in time a bit the 2nd time I was playing it.

The Notes can be super hilarious (If you have a dark sense of humor)

Mod support to add your own characters (added few Horror Villains)

Sprite animations are excellent


Wish it had more color

While the background music sounds a bit creepy it can be a bit dull in long play sessions

Repetitive sins (mod support option sorta fixed that for me however)


The game soft locked 2 times when i exited in full screen mode.

Real player with 8.2 hrs in game

A great little game that allows you to hand out judgement on souls! once you work out what you are supposed to be doing but that’s part of the fun.

The game runs well and has a very dark sense of humour, with some LOL comments in the victims bio’s, a lot of thought has obviously gone into this game.

The game uses very little PC resources and I found myself jumping in and out to judge the damned….. I mean souls during coffee breaks, much better than minesweeper!

Overall, at such a low price it is worth having a look at, be careful though, you may get slightly addicted!

Real player with 6.9 hrs in game

P.U.R.G.A.T.O.R.Y on Steam

Campfire Tales

Campfire Tales

*Note that this is a review for version 1.0.2

Playing status: 3x playthroughs, bad endings


Campfire Tales is a GB Studio game about three people that tell their stories on a camping trip. Three stories will be told by each person to make your camping trip worthwhile.


  • Different endings on each story


  • Clues for getting a good ending are too hard to find

  • Game over by choosing certain options in dialogues

  • Your save will be wiped right before you finished the game

Real player with 2.4 hrs in game

Campfire Tales on Steam

Cheap Golf

Cheap Golf

Recommended with a few exceptions.

It’s a mini-golf puzzle reflex arcade bullet-hell(?) game. Dragging the mouse for power and aiming is pretty standard. Difficulty varies wildly so expect some levels to frustrate.

Where it’s let down is with the controls, you’re supposed to click and drag then let go to shoot, except often randomly the mouse ‘sticks’ and then requires an extra click to shoot, I’ve no idea why and it’s the biggest cause of all my failures on each level. Also the drag bar is difficult to judge the power/aim and will have you rocketing across the level in the wrong direction where only a nudge was necessary.

Real player with 5.2 hrs in game

The writing for this is really funny, interesting, and well-done: a science-fiction comedy about AI, physics, computing, determinism, cryptocurrency, psychology, space, that has you questioning the meaning of life. There are even “ads” that the AI makes you click on that link to an external website with bizarre advertisements for products that help flesh out the story and who this AI “Susan” is - a character on par with GLaDOS.

The gameplay and difficulty is extremely well-tuned. There are some hard levels but they should only take 5-7 minutes of trying to beat, and when you do it’s very satisfying. The difficulty doesn’t constantly increase as there are plenty of relaxing levels throughout and some series of levels that just beat themselves for the visual effects. After beating a challenging level, sit back and enjoy a few easy ones and the story. This game is all about the experience.

Real player with 3.4 hrs in game

Cheap Golf on Steam

Interactivity: The Interactive Experience

Interactivity: The Interactive Experience


As the name makes it quite explicit, Interactivity is a game about interacting with things. The goal of the game is to reach The Button, with some puzzles to be solved along the way and things changing each time the game is replayed, as you walk through what seems to be a museum about interactivity, with a narrator that explains things to you along the way. Some Stanley Parable feelings are felt during the game, though not in the same way.

Even with the game changing each time it’s replayed, it’s still a very short game, but an interesting experience while it lasts.

Real player with 3.5 hrs in game

A very dull and repetitive experience. It leads you along with a somewhat interesting beginning that tricks you into thinking there is something worth playing for, but just ends up making you feel like you’ve wasted your time. Each time you beat the game, it loops and alters some things but never adds much content, if any.

Without getting too into spoilers, there is a reveal at the end that further cheapens the experience by making the game completely and utterly pointless in retrospect. I think I would’ve actually kind of enjoyed this aspect if the game was free, or maybe even a dollar, but after spending 4 bucks on this, I just felt a bit cheated. This, as well as all artsy games, have a lot of subtext which I usually enjoy. I might’ve read into it wrong, however the feeling it left me with personally was very cynical and nihilistic, and not in a tongue-in-cheek way.

Real player with 3.0 hrs in game

Interactivity: The Interactive Experience on Steam