HEMOCCHIO: Rebuild Yourself and Escape Dr. Lowry's Lab in this Survival Game
Hemocchio is an indie survival platformer produced by JoelThe Gray and Knakc, along with other contributors (Cristian Acebes Prado, Finn Burton, etc.) and published on July 22 of that year on the indie gaming platform "itch.io". In the game you control a man who became a guinea pig for the experiments of an insane scientist named Dr. Lowry. This horrible science experiment turned you into a slime, and now you find a way to escape the lab. For this you need to have human body parts scattered all over the place, which give you basic skills to achieve your goal. The problem is that there is a surveillance robot, called EX00-3:18, which is always on the alert: if it finds you, game over.
The game is short and can be completed in a few minutes. It was produced for this month's Indie Horror Game Jam within two weeks. The idea is interesting: just as Pinocchio was built piece by piece, in Hemocchio (and you certainly understand the reference here in the name), you will rebuild yourself using parts of bodies scattered around the laboratory, such as the ear, which lets you hear the robot's watch movements, arms that allow you to carry things, eyes that improve your vision, as well as changing the POV from third to first person, and legs that allow you to jump.
In addition, there are acorns of meat scattered around the scene: these acorns work as a kind of addition of slots to allow you to get more parts of the body. The gameplay is simple, the look is pretty cool, reminding a certain aesthetic seen in some PS1 games and the soundtrack is ambient music, which matches the sinister aspect of the laboratory.
If there is any downside here, it's more because the game is really short. The exploration of the scenery is a lot of fun, and it would be nice if it were expanded, bringing more scenery, abilities and other news. You can check out Hemocchio's gameplay by clicking on this link here and if you are interested, you can download the game on the page below: