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Digital Nightmares

Digital Nightmares

By The Game Crater
Welcome to Digital Nightmares, where one lucky host gets to choose their nightmare. Each month one of us is the victim, and the other three will be killers. The killers play and bring a nightmare, a recent-ish horror game created in the last several years. The killer must explain the game and convince the victim in five minutes to play it without saying the title. After everyone has gone, the victim chooses a nightmare, and the winning killer gets a point, and in the next episode, we play the winning game.
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Haisonmeguri and The Case of the Mysterious Phone Horror Game
Last week Erik enchanted us all with his bizarre-sounding suggestion of a horror game that integrates with your cell phone, this time, we are checking it out. We will be spoiling the whole game, so try it out before listening if you are at all interested in a playthrough. After our discussion of Haisonmeguri, Max will decide the winner of the bonus point for this week, and we will discuss what else we have been playing. Recommended Media: Scarlet Hollow, Haisonmeguri, Janitor Bleeds, BOTW,  Follow us on Twitter and Instagram.
54:34
August 12, 2022
Ghost Towns, Cleaning Arcades, and Curses
The game has come full circle, and Max is the victim again. Erik, Jasmine, and Dan entice us with three new nightmares. Explore an abandoned Japanese ghost town, clean up an arcade after dark, or discover what's troubling a sleepy village. Listen to the end to find out which adventure we'll discuss next week. Recommended Media: Death Mark, Spirit Hunter NG, Ape Escape Pumped and Primed, Neon White, Stray, and Thermae Romae Novae Follow us on Twitter and Instagram.
56:59
July 30, 2022
Searching through the Darkness: Stigmatized Property
Through strained eyes, we make out the spirits of a haunted Japanese apartment building. This week, Digital Nightmares discusses Stigmatized Property from the prolific lo-fi horror developer Chilla's Games. At the end, we discuss what else we've been playing and who is taking home the bonus point for this week. Also, Max will be the next victim. Recommended Nightmares: Squirrel Stapler, Inmost, and Stigmatized Property Recommended Media: Mad God, Umbrella Academy, Black Phone, Chicory, and What the Dub
01:15:11
July 15, 2022
Ground Beef Wives, Haunted castles, and Cheap Apartments! Plus The Fabulous Fear Machine Demo
We're all back together again, with not a distraction in sight, to introduce three spooky nightmares to Jasmine. We hunt for Squirrel pelts, keep our eyes locked on a cheap rental, and explore a melancholic castle. Listen to the end to find out what we played and who takes home the point this week. At the end, we discuss news and announcements as well as an upcoming strategy horror game The Fabulous Fear Machine! What We've been playing: Olli Olli World, Call of Cthulhu (2018), Friday Night Funkin', Frostpunk, and Off. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram.
01:15:11
June 24, 2022
Enter the Gallery: Ib revisited and the Resident Evil 4 Remake
This week we're visiting the wonderfully horrific dreamscape art galleries of Ib. Dan chose the remake of the RPG maker classic, so now we're taking a closer look. We discuss narrative design and endings as well as the past, present, and future of RPG maker games.  Stick around to the end for upcoming releases and the State of Play horror game announcements, including our thoughts on Resident Evil 4 Remake. Games Recommended: Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Ib, Subway Midnight, and I am on Observation Duty 5.  Follow us on Twitter and Instagram.
01:04:58
June 10, 2022
Museums, Subways, and Anomalies: Oh No!
Dan's in the victim chair this week, and Jasmine, Max, and Erik (kinda), have three devious horror games to share with him. Will Dan explore an eerie RPG maker, avoid a mysterious stalker, or catch anomalies before they catch him? At the end of the episode, we discuss the weekly Silent Hill Rumors, Evil Dead's smashing success, and more.   Games Mentioned: ?????, ?????, ????? (to be revealed at the end of the episode), Slit, and Root Letter Movies and TV shows Mentioned: Severance Follow us on Twitter and Instagram.
58:34
June 01, 2022
Lost in Vivo: Sewers, Sewers, and More Sewers
Jasmine won Erik over last time with her nightmare for the episode, Lost in Vivo. We're whistling in the dark this time as we desperately attempt to save our corgi from the nightmares below the street. After a discussion, we reveal the winner of the bonus point and a couple of news stories and upcoming releases. Games Mentioned: Lost in Vivo, Miitoptia, and Ys Origins Movies and TV shows Mentioned: Moon Knight and Severance Follow us on Twitter and Instagram.
01:00:45
May 13, 2022
Cryptic Horror Games for a Man in Can
We're back, excepting Dan this week, to our new format. Max, Jaz, and an imaginary Dan will be serving up some terrifying nightmares for Erik in this episode. We'll delve deep into endless sewers, uncover the mystery of a plague-ridden town, and explore a blood moon's trenches. Which nightmare will Erik suffer through next time? Game Recommended: Kaiju Wars, Wakfu (I guess), and our three secret recs. Note: The games recommended for this episode will be listed off next week, or listen to the end to find out. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram.
55:23
April 29, 2022
Ikai: Draw Faster!!
This week we're going back to the old format and taking a look at the psychological horror game Ikai. Join me and Eric as we discuss the dangers of a Japanese shrine infested with yokai. Stick around to the end for upcoming releases, news, and more. We'll be back next time with our new format. The episode will most likely be released on April 29. Games Mentioned: Kirby and The Forgotten Land, Perception, Dark Echo, and of course Ikai.
48:13
April 15, 2022
Writing with Sam: Love, Sam and Potential Silent Hill VR Games?
Continuing from last week, the Digital Nightmares team discusses Love, Sam, the winner of the last episode's game. Get ready to get spooked in one room with this tale of obsessive love, jumpscares, and more. Will Jasmine get the bonus point? Who will be taking the lead for March? We also discuss some upcoming games, Ikumi Nakamura's new Studio, a potential Silent Hill VR game, and more.  Upcoming Games: Expedition Zero, Ikai, Ghostwire, Weird West, Outbreak: Contagious Memories, House of the dead Remake Games Mentioned: Love Sam, The Convenience Store, Tunic, Hollow Knight, and more Follow us on Twitter and Instagram.
56:31
March 25, 2022
One bit, One room and A Convenience store?
From now on, Digital Nightmares is changing things up, turning recommending horror games into a tense blind dating game show. Max is the judge this week deciding which game is heading to the second round later this month. Who will score the first point this season, Dan? Erik? or Jasmine? This episode also discusses the controversial horror title Martha is dead and the latest horror gaming news. Other Media Mentioned: Kingdom, All of Us Are Dead, Castlevania Games, Shroomchitect Note: The games a part of the game will be listed off next week. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram
01:01:46
March 11, 2022
Dying Light 2: Parkour and Zombie Madness
This week we explore the zombie apocalypse in style -- jumping, running, and sliding past and over the zombie hordes. We discuss Dying Light 2's excellent parkour and combat systems. As a bonus, we mention some of our favorite first-person melee games. Stick around till the end for 3DS Eshop recommendations to pick up before the store's closure. Things Mentioned: Pokemon X, The Strangers, OneShot, Theatrhythm Final Fantasy, Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX, Link Between Worlds, Super Smash Brothers 3DS, Pilot Wings Resort, Return to PopoloCrois. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter. Note: The audio was originally in the wrong order, but it should be corrected now, tweet at us if your platform of choice hasn't updated
01:03:45
February 25, 2022
Horror Indies to Start off the Year
If you are itching for short, terrifying experiences, look no further. In this episode, we introduce two new hosts, Erik (returning from Episode 4) and Dan. We also recommend and discuss eight great horror indies from December through January that you've probably never heard of. Game Mentioned: Milk Outside of a Bag of Milk, How fish is Made, An Outcry, Needy Streamer Overload, Spurcerio, Fears to fathom, Invitationem, Mandela invasion. End of the Pod Recommendations: Pokemon Arceus, Tabletop Simulator, Silent Hill 2, No end house, The Weird Anthology, One Missed Call, Grapple dog, and Yakuza 2 . Follow us on Twitter
01:14:09
February 11, 2022
Resident Evil 1: Returning to the Mansion That Started It All
We share our thoughts and memories on the Resident Evil 1 Remake in this episode. In this drought of games, we're taking the time to look back at one of horror's most recognizable classics. We share what we love and what we don't, and what makes one of the first true survival horror games still worth playing even today. Games Mentioned: In other waters, Tormented Souls, Resident Evil 2 Remake, Horizon Chase Turbo, The Gardens Between, Okami, There Is No Game Wrong Dimension, Case of Distrust, I Am Dead. Movies Mentioned: Mandy, Chopping Mall, Black Christmas. Please find us on Twitter https://twitter.com/diginightpod Or on the gamecrater.com
01:16:16
January 14, 2022
Murder House: A Return to PSX Horror:
This week we go over the absolutely terrifying retro throwback Murder House. Like fixed camera angles, low-poly graphics, and 80s slashers? Then this one is for you. We also discuss several other games by the developer Puppet Combo. Including the recent steam release Christmas Massacre Other titles we talk about include Power Drill massacre, Babysitter Bloodbath, I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream, Hotel Dusk, Tormented Souls, and more.
01:13:31
December 31, 2021
The Best Horror Games of 2021
We run down our horror favorites from the year. Also, look forward to a thorough discussion of RE 8 with some spoilers discussed, and what horror games we are looking forward to in 2022. Full list of Horror games mentioned: RE 8, Little Nightmares 2, Munduan, Omori, Tormented Souls, Fatal Frame Maiden of the Black Water, Returnal, Inscryption, and Lamentum. Upcoming games: Dying Light 2: Stay Human, The Callisto Protocol, The Outlast Trials, Level Zero, Once Upon a Time in Roswell, Sons of the Forest, Resident Evil Re: Verse, Scorn, Dead Space remake, Faith, Seclusion: Islesbury, and Atomic Heart. 
01:06:21
December 10, 2021
Diving Into Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes
In this episode, we talk about the horror adventure game House of Ashes, the newest entry in Supermassive's Dark Pictures Anthology. Every choice matters, and we may have made a few mistakes, but we still made it through the underground caverns alive.
01:04:15
November 26, 2021
Introductions and Our Favorite Horror Games
This week, we introduce ourselves and discuss Haunted houses, Halloween, Resident Evil, Omori, Yumi Nikki, Silent Hill, Alan Wake, and much more. For our second podcast releasing Nov. 26, we'll be discussing The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes. - Max, Jasmine, and Henry ⊂(•̀_•́⊂ )∘˚˳°
48:21
November 12, 2021