TORNUKTU is a free horror-adventure game available on PC, released by developer Jonny's Games. The game begins with your character sitting in his living room, reading an old book taken from the town bookstore earlier that day. Your mother is in the other room, sleeping soundly. He doesn't feel tired yet, so he decides to turn off the lights and read.
What unravels is a story that appears to awaken the supernatural in your home. There are some psychological thriller elements to add suspense along the way. If you enjoy these themes in games, you can also try Symphony for Seven Souls and Anatidaephobia.
TORNUKTU is a horror game that includes elements of psychological horror. It has a unique look and feel to it, which is reminiscent of classic PS1 games, but uses more modern graphics. The game is a great choice for those interested in horror but who don't want to spend hours running around looking for keys or items.
The book tells the tale of one old Alaskan folktale, known as the TORNUKTU. This creature is part-man, part-reindeer and has black fur with glowing eyes. Strange noises begin to be heard throughout your house as you sit reading the book. You start to realise that what you’re reading is actually reflecting and transpiring in real life.
Graphics & sound
The graphics aren’t high-fidelity but still contribute to the game's tone. The sound effects transport you into that classic PS1-style horror game mindset. While there's a first-person perspective with 3D movement, there are also point-and-click elements while you investigate what's happening in your home.
Game length and gameplay
The playthrough length is only about 10 minutes, and once you're done, there's not much else to do. It's definitely worth a shot if you're looking for a quick scare or something to pass some time with.
As for the gameplay mechanics, TORNUKTU lets you roam around your home and interact with objects. For the most part, you'll first engage with the book until strange things happen around your home. There aren't many actions to perform because the developer thrives on presenting suspense.
Expect the unexpected
TORNUKTU is a decent game if you love the horror genre. Although this may not have the best-looking graphics, it’s certainly worth your time. Some of the elements are casual, so you can sit back and relax until the events told in the book start to unfold.
It's clear that the developer was testing the waters with this horror game, wanting to see the gamers' reactions to TORNUKTU before delving into something more intense. The story and happenings will keep you hooked while you wait to see how it ends.