Ok, I must admit, a bit of bias went into this one. While it’s not going to make you wet the bed every night for the next seven weeks, UIN makes the list for its beautifully creepy environment. The art style is jarringly low-quality, and the music is eerie and depressing. There’s something about the atmosphere that makes you feel isolated and lonely. Maybe it’s because the only people in the ten-mile radius seem to be a giant man with a saxophone, your brother, who is trying to avoid you, and a scientist living in space.
UIN’s plot is simple: you’re a bored and curious boy who follows his brother into a cupboard, only to find a dark, mysterious, monochrome world filled with monsters. Travel the land, skies, and seas to find your brother, free a girl trapped in heaven, and figure out what the heck is even going on.
The game is filled with a lot of interpretive weirdness, which is to be expected at this point, knowing it came from Biggt, who is probably one of the strangest people… ever. Furious wasp queens, giant maggot-looking creatures that cover the entire screen, tall skeleton-like monsters with holes in their stomachs, and a large star-shooting puppet are all quite normal things to find in UIN. Also, your dad’s head is a TV, which is pretty scary in itself.
- Watch part one of ShutupSoli’s 11-part playthrough of UIN
- Read Frost Click’s review of UIN
- Play Biggt’s infamous La La Land games