From F.E.A.R to Resident Evil 7, there is no doubt that horror games have utilized the creepy child as an effective trope.   In 2016, Playdead studios successfully flipped the script with a game that allows players to battle evils from the viewpoint of a nameless child, in their Independent Game of the Year INSIDE.  Solving puzzles you avoid your enemies and are ultimately drawn to a scientific lab to battle a scientifically produced creation.  Playdead is now joining forces with a title that is not to far from their own creation, Bandai Namco’s own Little Nightmares. In it, you battle your childhood fears as a small child named Six, a small girl adorned in a yellow raincoat.  You solve puzzle in an attempt to escape The Maw, a vessel for entities which are attempting to turn you into their next meal.

The partnership of the two whimsical puzzle platformers, both starring a child character, is being spearheaded by the digital distribution platform GOG.  If you purchase Little Nightmares during its pre-order, or during the two weeks after its April 28th release, you will instantly receive a free copy of INSIDE. Unfortunately the offer is only available for PC at the moment, but you can purchase Little Nightmares for 19.99 USD / 15.99 GBP / 19.99 EUR / 26.99 AUD through this deal.  You will also receive all the pre-order content from Little Nightmares, including in-game content, free wallpapers, and the original soundtrack.

About The Author

Christine M
Sr. Community Developer/ Staff Writer

About me: Christine “smollbirb” Marten is a recent college grad that has been playing video games since she was gifted with her first NES console in 1999. Known as LuxAterna on Steam, she started as a games journalist in 2012 and has been writing about games and the industry since. In college, she acted as the president/clubmother for the gaming club, and hosted her own gaming radio show called SoundWave Games. When she is not gaming she can be seen cosplaying at conventions, working with non-profits that fundraise through video games (like Extra Life and Child’s Play), acting as community manager for The Senpai Project, playing League of Legends with friends, or serenading passerbyers with her violin skills on the streets of NYC. She will literally play anything that is thrown at her (but please don’t throw to hard she is smoll). She enjoys indie games and horror games especially, and her favorite series of all times is Kingdom Hearts. Her third love, after video games and violin, is puns. Although it is a dangerous life she makes them whenever she hears the opportunity to do so. Christine hopes to bring her own spin on storytelling to the GAW community as she continues to seek out whatever the world has to offer!