9 Childs St is a free demo horror game that’s being developed by N4bA for the Windows platform. It's an atmospheric first-person game that will have you on the edge of your seat. Although it's a work in progress, it nicely conveys the vulnerability and fears you'd expect a young child to experience in such creepy circumstances.
There are plenty of games of this type and it takes something special to make one stand out from the crowd. If you're a fan of first-person horror games, then you'll also love Northbury Grove and Fears To Fathom.
You’re playing the role of a child who starts to spot weird things in a neighbouring, abandoned house. An old toy creator used to live there, and it seems that the house is hiding a terrible secret.
Unable to ignore your own curiosity, you decide to go and investigate. Taking courage, and armed only with your favourite torch, you go across the road to take a closer look.
As this is a PC game, you use the keyboard and mouse to control your movements and interact with the rooms that you investigate.
How scary is 9 Childs St?
Sometimes it gets intense and absolutely packed with terrifying sounds and imagery. It's so effective that although the current playthrough is short, you'll stay stuck to the screen from beginning to end. This is an extremely tense and atmospheric game.
A work in progress
As a first demo, 9 Childs St is extremely promising, so it looks like the developer is serious about their game. If you'd like to encourage N4bA to continue building the game, you have the option of making a voluntary payment when you download it. You can, if you wish, skip the donation and download the demo for free. If you decide later that you'd like to support the developer, you'll still be able to do so.
In our experience, it's rare to find a first-person horror game that genuinely sets our pulse racing. 9 Childs St is one of those games that nails the premise. We’re keeping our fingers crossed that the developer keeps up the good work and delivers the full experience.