Have you ever worked late at night in an office? Have you worked alone? Have you ever found yourself pursued by demonic forces with an unknown, malevolent agenda? Whether you can identify with one, two, or three of those questions, One Late Night is a short indie horror game that aims to capture a banal scenario that most people can identify with, and turn it into a nightmare.
You are an unnamed graphic designer working overtime in your office when strange things begin to happen, and it’s up to you to find the clues that will reveal the true nature of the haunting and help you escape. The developer Black Curtain Studio explains that, “The basic idea is that players who have been in similar situations, and worked with similar office jobs, will relate themselves to the game setting and scenario and become immersed.”
In the latest free update there have been a lot of bug fixes, including bug fixes in the ghost AI, hiding mechanics, candle mechanics, text dialogues, a fullscreen fix, as well as several additions including a sprint function, saving and loading, highlighting around objects you can interact with, and a simplified linux terminal in-game. If you missed out on trying One Late Night in its last build, you can experience the terror in the new and improved build.
I am enjoying the trend of short and free horror games that we are seeing a surge of popularity in. You can brave the cubicles in this short, free thriller on the official website or the IndieDB page.