FORGOTTEN SCHOOL: A J-Horror Game where You Investigate an Strange Dimension with a VHS Camera
Forgotten School is a short Japanese indie horror and simulation game that was produced by Azaxor (Aza Game Studio) and was published on October 25th, 2019, with an update performed on February 5th of this year, on the indie gaming platform itch.io. In Forgotten School you control Akiyo, a young girl who arrives at school, as she does every day. But something strange happens: the place is completely empty, in full class time. Things start to get even stranger when you discover, through a video camera you always carry, a hidden dimension and "invisible" to the naked eye. And there, you will discover secrets that will totally shake you.
Azaxor is a well-known developer here on the channel. He was the mind behind games like Bloodmoon Church, Crawlerphobia and the recent game, Okiku. According to Azaxor, the game was made in a week, which is very impressive, to be honest, as the game has extremely well-crafted graphics, very beautiful indeed. The look is totally realistic, packed in a VHS filter for more authenticity. Gameplay is very simple, but fully functional for a horror walking simulator.
Perhaps the only problem in my opinion is that the game is quite short. It has enormous potential for something bigger, even a mechanic a la Fatal Frame could be added, as this idea of using the camera to see a new dimension is excellent. Check out the Forgotten School gameplay by clicking on this link here and, if you are interested, you can download the game by clicking on the itch.io page below.
DOWNLOAD THE GAME HERE: https://azaxor.itch.io/forgotten-school