((Ah, I said in the last journal that it was all for today...I was wrong...))
I got a few requests to include the list in a seperate journal entry, so here it is! I was also requested to include download links/info etc to the games. I'll do my best, but I haven't got time to search for all of them/play all of them, so if anyone could provide me with links, brief descriptions, or titles of new games, that would be fantastic! I will put a * ? wherever further information would be appreciated (this will mostly be in cases of my not having played the game).
This is a list of games similar to Ib by kouri. The themes are relatively short, mild horror/puzzle RPG games for PC. Free and by independant game creators. Majority are created in RPGmaker and require RTPmaker to play (it's free and easy to download!).
Ib :by Kouri. DOWNLOAD: [link]
(Pronounced similarly to 'Eve') A game about a girl who gets locked in a gallery. Strange things start to occur.
Relatively short. Not too difficult or scary. Developed plot.
Ao Oni :by nonprops. DOWNLOAD: [link]
(English translation: Blue Demon.) About four friends who decide to explore a haunted mansion.
Similar length to Ib. Contains a few jump-scares and puzzles, but nothing too difficult. Focuses less on plot and more on survival-horror.
The Witch's House / Majo no Ie :by Fummy. DOWNLOAD: [link]
About a girl who goes to explore a house in the woods, led by a cat. The house contains many dark secrets.
Slightly longer than Ib, and considerably scarier. The puzzles are not too difficult, and focus more on reflexes/retries than logic. Not much dialogue, but fairly developed characters.
Corpse Party :by team GrisGris. DOWNLOAD: [link]
About a few students who go to an elementary school that was previously occupied by a school where many murders of staff and pupils occurred. The students are transported into an alternate dimension where they are haunted by the ghosts of the murdered staff and pupils.
PEGI rating 16. Very graphic and contains dead bodies/rape scenes.
The Mirror Lied :by Free Bird Games. DOWNLOAD: [link]
(Shortened to TML) About a little girl who explores an empty house with no visible means of escape. Focuses on open interpretation by the player.
Fairly short and strange. It is very open-ended to allow the player to think about its meaning. Very little plot.
To the Moon :by Free Bird Games. DOWNLOAD: *?
Apparently a very short, sweet and sad game. * ?
Clock of Atonement :by Daigo. DOWNLOAD: [link]
You play as a guy who loved a girl so much to the point of killing her (yep). You are given a 'Clock of Atonement' for a chance to repent for what you did.
The game focuses on saving the girl; apart from that the plot is not too developed as far as I have heard. As made obvious by the synopsis, it contains some horror elements.
Schuld :by Kelven. DOWNLOAD: [link]
(Translation: Guilty) About a man who finds himself in a dying world without knowledge of how he got there.
Relatively short. Not too complex, fairly easy puzzles. Contains surreal/psychological horror * ?
Desert Nightmare :by Kelven. DOWNLOAD: * ?
OFF :by Mortis Ghost. DOWNLOAD: [link]
You take control of a mysterious person who is described to be on a mission. You start in zone 0, the first of 4 zones in a world which you gradually learn more about as you play.
It is apparently creepy and does have some pop-up images. * ?
fleshchild :by 'irenesmirror'? (needs further info) DOWNLOAD: [link]!
[This is a new game, I have no info on it!]
Author's comments: "Things work a bit differently in this game, for sure. Here’s one helpful tip: BE CAREFUL WHEN EXPLORING NEW DREAM AREAS. Be sure to explore every part of one dream world before moving to a new location!"
Yume Nikki :by Kikiyama. DOWNLOAD: [link]
(Translation: Dream Diary) About a girl whose life is nothing more than dreams.
Can take a long time to complete. Very difficult and abstract, with little plot. The game is less about storyline and more about interpretation. Not scary as such, but it does have some images and scenes which can be considered disturbing or haunting. Also contains flashy stuff, so epilepsy warning. There are many spinoffs of this game which are listed below.
In this link is a compilation of most Yume Nikki fangames! [link]
The majority of the fangames are similar in gameplay and plot to Yume Nikki itself. For further information you can read up on the individual games!
Again, if you know of any other similar games, please provide the name, info and link!
I'll add to this list if I get more suggestions. Let's spread the RPG love!