A retro-styled survival horror game
Heartworm is a survival horror game that follows the story of a woman who is obsessed with the deaths of those close to her. While stumbling down a dark path on the internet, she travels to a place that is alleged to have some connection with the afterlife. The game is free under a "name your own price" model.
The game is styled after popular horror games from the 32-bit era, such as Silent Hill, and earlier games from the Resident Evil franchise. It features an eerie atmosphere and tense moments, including jumpscares.
Explore a mysterious house linked to the afterlife
The story of Heartworm follows Sam, a woman who is obsessed with the deaths of people close to her. After digging around on the internet, she learns of a house in the mountains that seems to have some connection to the afterlife. Consumed by her obsession, she decides to visit the house herself, regardless of what the consequences may be.
Third-person horror survival gameplay
Fans of the original Resident Evil games will feel at home with Heartworm. The graphics are styled to resemble games from that era, and the gameplay features a third-person perspective and tense atmosphere building, just as those games did. The player must also face off against hostile entities in the form of humanoid shapes made of static.
A tense game with some issues
Fans of third-person retro horror games will likely find plenty to enjoy about Heartworm. That being said, many players have complained about frustrating level design and the lack of a save function. As the game is free, though, it should be worth trying for fans of the genre.