THE RIVERSIDE INCIDENT: A Found-footage Game about the Last Moments of Victims of a Unknown Killer
The Riverside Incident is a short indie game produced by Puppet Combo and is part of their created horror anthology "Scary Tales Vol.1". The anthology was published on October 12th, 2019 and updated on July 13th, 2020, on the indie gaming platform itch.io. The Riverside Incident is presented as a found-footage, and the story takes place in July 1991, when a group of hikers finds a garbage bag containing a videotape. After watching the tape, they decide to hand it over to the police, believing it might be some prank. After that, small portions of the video were released to the public in an attempt to identify the people involved. The game is nothing more than these portions of the video, and you control one of these people.
The Riverside Incident is, at its heart, nothing more than a walking simulator with a touch of psychological horror. The game, in visual terms, is quite impressive. Puppet Combo was superb in construction, presenting us with a look that convinces in its realism. In just a few minutes you end up forgetting that this is a game, it is so realistic and immersive. But the game can be a downside for those who aren't too used to it or who like games containing a little more action: The Riverside Incident is slow, mostly silent, and lacking more information (there's usually more information about the game). internet game), but I think the game itself is more to be experienced, not understood. And in that case, I believe they did very well.
Check out the gameplay of The Riverside Incident and, if interested, purchase the anthology, clicking on the links below.
CHECK OUT THE GAMEPLAY HERE: https://youtu.be/p8YC4qKKxPc
BUY THE ANTHOLOGY HERE: https://puppetcombo.itch.io/scary-tales-vol-1