Craving a genuine horror experience, the trailer for A Mother’s Inferno sold Josh and I on the game immediately. The fact that this indie title is free makes it a must-play.
Created by a 17 student team from the Danish Academy of Digital Interactive Entertainment (DADIU), A Mother’s Inferno is a trippy train ride to hell through the eyes of a mother that has recently lost her son. Of course nothing is as it seems on this demon train, which is a bit of a problem when all Mom has to survive is her wits and a shard of glass.
A Mother’s Inferno is short (spoiler warning – we actually unexpectedly finished the game in our video), but the experience sticks with you. From the jump scares to the bizarre puzzles and weird psychedelic camera effects, it is hard to know who is playing who in A Mother’s Inferno. We discover the things a mother will do to retrieve her lost son. Here’s a hint: piggyback rides and giant-chicken-stabbing. In other words, we got exactly what we were looking for and are blown away that this was just a student project.
This video is intended for an mature audience as A Mother’s Inferno is not rated but contains horror-based content and our commentary is not kid-friendly:
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A Mother’s Inferno was developed in December of 2011 and is available for PC, Mac and browsers now.
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