Free-to-play horror story
The Man from the Window is a free role-playing game from Zed_Technician. In this survival horror game, you get to experience reliving a childhood horror that haunted most kids—only this one doesn’t stop at being a children’s story. Find clues from the pages of an old book and see if there’s anything you can do to prevent the horror that’s coming upon you.
Its use of anthropomorphic animals as characters and simplified visual choices make The Man from the Window a surprisingly chilling horror entry. Its brand of horror is somehow similar to Fears to Fathom: Home Alone.
Make new friends and survive
Regardless of whether it's your first or your second playthrough, The Man from the Window is still a frightening experience. For first-time players, the horror comes in a gut-punching reveal as The Man starts making his presence felt. After you’ve had your chance to hide, and fail, the next attempts are done in fear of knowing how much time you have—and whether you can hide at all.
In terms of gameplay mechanics, it feels a lot like Five Nights at Freddy’s. The game requires you to make preparations under a limited time, after which the villain makes his move. There are only three possible endings to the game, and only one of them can be considered good. Its controls are simple and intuitive, requiring you to interact with different objects and find a suitable hiding space.
As an indie horror game, its appeal has a puzzle-like approach. It requires you to solve a problem methodically instead of running or fighting a villain. This, despite the game’s short playthrough, manages to keep it fun and replayable to a degree. Additionally, the character design—a small young rabbit and his larger mother—also factors in the puzzle and how you go about the gameplay experience.
Test your mettle
If you’re looking for a quick horror fix, The Man from the Window is a good place to start. It requires you to take note of every detail—from the pages of a book, the character designs, and the layout of the small apartment—and try to find the right solution to make sure that both the mother and the baby survive. As far as indie horrors go, this is highly recommended.