Perishment is a free 2D survival horror demo for Windows that’s currently a work in progress from developer ohm_ena. It’s available for download through itch.io for free or you can volunteer a donation amount of your choosing.
The 2D graphics enhance the severely chilling atmosphere created by the dark corridors and spooky rooms that you explore, accompanied by the eerie background music and sound effects. You’ll explore the murky passageways, solving problems and escaping the unspeakable horrors that stand in your way. The developer mentioned that the game Resident Evil was an inspiration, but it has similar dark elements as The Medium, Bio Evil and The Devil.
What’s Perishment about?
A horrifying scream draws you out of your cosy apartment. You find a dead woman and her injured husband. Your goal is to escape the building and raise the alarm, but something feels very wrong. You know it won’t be easy.
Is Perishment free?
The game is a free demo for Windows. When you download Perishment, you can make a voluntary payment to help support the game's ongoing development. If you don’t want to, there are no hard feelings—just skip the payment and download the ZIP file.
How do you play Perishment?
The game is keyboard-controlled, with no support for a gamepad.
The ‘A’ and ‘D’ keys let you move left and right. The ‘S’ and ‘W’ keys highlight menu options. The ‘E’ key, while in a menu, lets you use it to select your chosen option. During the game, you use it to take actions such as picking up items or walking through doors.
Is Perishment suitable for kids?
It’s definitely not suited for kids, it’s far too creepy. Throughout the game, the sound effects and background music maintain a sense of foreboding. You’re constantly on edge, waiting for a jumpy scare.
Creepy visual effects
The developers ohm_ena uses the pixelated format and sounds to great effect. This shows that HD graphics aren’t always necessary to create the perfect atmosphere in a game. The graphics create an almost claustrophobic feeling, restricting you to corridors or apartments as you try to figure out what to do next.
In our opinion, the developer is well on their way to creating an excellent, creepy, supernatural survival horror game that doesn’t allow you to relax for a second. If you’re looking for more of this type of game, it’s worth checking out Bio Evil and The Devil, which are both great options too.