This reminded me inmitially of Domark Games' Friday the 13th from the mid-80s, with the very dark rendition of moonlight sonata and the 8-bit digitised voices, screams and sounds. I find myself playing this more and more. This is just wonderful and a real nostalgia trip for me.
FAITH - Itch.io Edition
A downloadable unspeakable game for Windows
PLAY THE FAITH: CHAPTER III DEMO HERE!
FAITH is a pixel horror game inspired by the era of MS-DOS, Apple II, Atari, and ZX Spectrum classics.
"A truly eerie horror game." - IGN
"Aside from being well-drawn, this is a well-paced, well-written, tense and fairly scary horror game." - PC Gamer
"A remarkable game." - Rock Paper Shotgun
"FAITH puts a fresh spin on spiritual horror" - Rely On Horror
"It may appear simple, but Faith hides some incredible scares" - IndieGames.com
"Incredibly freaky" - Free Game Planet
"In the case of FAITH, less is more." - Paste Magazine
On September 21, 1986, two priests arrived at the Martin Family home in rural Connecticut to investigate an apparent case of demonic possession. Only two people would leave the house alive.
Haunted by nightmares and searching for answers, a young priest travels down a dark highway to return to the cursed house a year later.
Forget blue-and-pink neon. The 1980s were scary. No Internet, it was hard to reach you if you weren't home, and the U.S. was engrossed in the “Satanic Scare” which fueled widespread paranoia about devil-worshiping, witchcraft, and occult practices.
What gamers are saying about FAITH:
"...I find this spookier than a game with much better graphics and effects"
"Amazing how something so minimally designed can be terrifying"
"This is so f***ing horrifying"
"Well, I didn't want to sleep anyway"
"I'm gonna s***t myself"
FAITH takes about 1 to 2 hours to complete 100%. It is recommended that you play it with an Xbox 360 controller.
WINDOWS 8 USERS: FAITH is known to have game-breaking graphics issues for Windows 8 users with onboard Intel HD graphics cards like the Intel HD Graphics 4000.
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- FAITH TURNS 4 YEARS OLD15 days ago
- HAPPY SPOOKY MONTH!18 days ago
- FAITH: Chapter III Final Preview Trailer Released26 days ago
- First Look at FAITH: Chapter III DemoMay 29, 2019
- FAITH DX v1.4 - Major Optimization OverhaulApr 26, 2019
- FAITH Will Feature at Fantastic ArcadeSep 11, 2018
- FAITH Appears on IGN's "Best Horror Games of 2017"Dec 19, 2017
- FAITH Deluxe is here!Oct 18, 2017
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Airdorf Games: I'm physically disabled, and I have some major wrist control issues do to my disability.
Is there some sort of potential "god" mode, or maybe the possibility to introduce an easier mode or a "story" mode to help me and other disabled gamers?
I really love the story and universe that you've made, and I don't want to "just watch it on YouTube" as I kinda want to experience it myself.
Thank you for your time!
Lembra muito filmes de terror dos anos 90 com filme de terror!
Se você não ligar para história (que é quase um pecado haha) ainda dá pra jogar de boas! E vale a pena tentar vários finais :D
im on windows 7 does that count?? also i updated my computer up date that's why my computer is here at itch.io
i did not get the game because i am an 8 year old and i dont have both windows 8 or windows 10, but i do have a keyboard so if you put it online like pacman horror game i can play it. btw if you took the time to read all of this claim your cookie here 🍪
What can I say, this game is amazing. I have played the game on my horror series on my YouTube channel which, if you're interested, you can watch by clicking here.
But man, this game, while I do not get scared by horror games, this game also shows how not every horror game needs to be this jumpscare-focused-loud type-ish horror game. The visuals and the audio are seriously great and the addition of the Commadore SAM TTS is perfect.
I've played a ton of horror games, and this short, yet memorable game that looks like it'd be on the Atari captivated me like no other game has in recent years. Thank you for that!
Can't wait for Chapter III :)
This is amazing. I came here from the GDC talk, and it’s really interesting to see how effective the horror in this game is.
This is an amazing game but I have absolutely no idea where the house of the martins is. I spent around 30-45 minutes looking for it but I just couldn't find it. Does anyone have any tips on how to find the house?
This was so good. Probably one of my favorite retro type horror games. Going to play the next one soon! Please check out my video if you get achance.
Hi ! You really got me with a bunch of pixels and deep black backgrounds... Thanks for the experience.
music and cutscenes really made this game! i also liked all the lore you could find along the way and by making certain choices.
also, walking along the road at the beginning instead of going into the woods (bc i was scared) got me hit by an AIRDORF truck. nice touch.
great game, can't wait for chapter 3 to come out and tie in everything together with even more spooks!
Very good game!
It's bit too much confuse in some parts but story is nice :)
Cheers from Brazil!
that was one spoopy experience
this is a very good game. while it didn't quite scare me as much as i expected it to, there's a lot of unsettling imagery in this game. i really liked the boss fight at the end believe it or not. it was pretty tough but in a good way. overall, the atmosphere is great, story is interesting, and the gameplay is mostly sound. some of the exploration wasn't that fun, but it still gave little bits of info on the world so i'm happy with it. one question though, what does that red jewel thingy do? i died and didn't go back to get it before beating the game.
Odlična igrica, koncept i tema je izvrsna i veoma brzo skužiš šta trebaš uraditi, odlično!
This game is fantastic and deeply unsettling! The horror is a mix of surprises (not really jump scares) and a mounting sense of dread. Definitely worth a look.
I recently watched your GDC talk and it was really inspiring! I've heard about this game for a while, but just never really got around to trying it out, until now. The atmosphere is phenomenal! The simplicity of the visuals really lets the mind fill in the blanks. The scares are effective and exploring the woods was very compelling. I really enjoyed the game! I'll be sure to check out the sequels!
I wouldn't recommend this game. There's a lot to love. For instance the art is otherworldly fantastic, and I think the game-play, especially the boss fight was ridiculousness fun. I think the game was decently scary as well, which is a major achievement for a game with graphics like this. But the story is not good. I was hoping that a game about the Satanic Panic would be more critical, but instead this story just serves to parrot decades old paranoia based on nothing. That on it's own isn't particularly bad, it's a criticism that can be levied against any exorcism story written in the last 40 years. It was the parts where non christian religions and abortion are presented as "Spooky". It's really tasteless and It makes me wonder what the Devs wants the player to come away thinking about the Satanic Panic. Are they trying to justify it and stir up more baseless paranoia or are they just exploiting a very complex time period for cheap scares? Neither is something I would recommend to others, but it is food for thought.
abortion is far beyond "spooky" though. have you ever witnessed something as abominable as that actually happening? abortion wasn't even brought up in the game so i'm not sure what your point was anyways.
the story is quite good imo. for instance, we aren't sure whether or not john is a real priest, or if any of this actually happened. wtf was that weird deer ending where they murdered john? does the cross actually defend against demons. why did the "chupacabra" keep blabbering about a father and speaking spanish. why would police use "chupacabra" as a coverup? what did michael (the chupacabra) escape from. what was the grey dude and what does his ruby lookin thing do? there's so many little lose ends that can go anywhere, and i'm pretty sure they get tied up in the second and 3rd game. it's much more interesting that just a pro or anti-catholic message. i'm tired of all the progressive and anti-progressive nonsense, i'd rather play art than propaganda.
The Satanic Panic was an event that had a basis in political opinion and would go on to influence public opinion and policy. By any definition it was a piloical movement/event.
When an artist makes art of something from real life, they aren’t showing the real thing, but their interpretation of it. When an artist makes a game based on real events, when they are interpreting the facts of the event and showing their view of it. Therefore if they say anything other than listing literal facts about the event are making a statement of some kind about it.
Please explain to me how you think it’s possible to make a non political statement about a political event.
Ghost of President Richard Nixon, in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit I command thee to depart from walking this mortal realm. May your soul find rest in the bosom of He who is Eternal Judge of both the quick and the dead. By the grace of our Lord Jesus, I release you from your earthly burdens (like Watergate and Vietnam and all the stress the hippies caused you) that you may cross over into the spirit world in peace. Cross over into paradise where your beloved Pat surely awaits you. You must move on and complete the next step in your eternal journey. Go and embrace the glorious light of your Creator and no longer torment those who remain in their tabernacles of clay. Yes, tarry no longer, nor afflict us who toil in the day of this earthly life. IN NOMINE PATRI ET FILI ET SPIRITUAL SANCTI AMEN.
have you ever considered that maybe this wants you to think about things and determine your own views? FAITH might be less about what was actually happening and more the fears of someone affected profoundly by the satanic panic. it doesn't have to be political, because the satanic panic was spiritual. abortion isn't an issue of what benefits who, it's an issue over what is morally okay by the laws of god. even hardcore SJW's in the catholic church aren't for abortion. it's clearly a problem that transcends political ideals.
that being said, since FAITH is a look at people's fears during the satanic panic, has it not already achieved its goal as art? look at a painting of Napolean Bonaparte. what do you see? it's a bunch of paint on a canvas arranged in such a way that it looks like some old dead guy. that painting was made to tell a bunch of people that Napolean was great and that he had so and so goals and that he was noble because of reason. it's propaganda, that's the message. does any of that information come across to you? about 70% of the artist's vision has died. it no longer applies because nobody knows who TF Napolean is anymore. like sure, we know who he was, but the purpose of the painting no longer exists. we don't know how evil or good he really was. now it's just the form without the "message". is it not still art? it's absolutely still art. the form exists without the message and functions as art. now look at a political speech. would you consider that to be art? no. it's just the message and no form. do you see what I'm getting at here? why does this game, as a form of art, need to have anything to say beyond "hey, look at this pixel art. cool eh. also, isn't it spooky when the rotoscope animation plays and the voice synthesizer jumpscares you? hell yeah".
what I'm trying to say is this: the creator of this game is trying to show you how scary the satanic panic was to the people living in it by attempting to dredge those old fears back up temporarily. you can then research the time period and make up your own mind. I'm also saying that this makes it true art rather than propaganda. instead of presenting you with a phony message for you to ingest and regurgitate into the mouth of someone else, it's just trying to make you feel something you don't already. this is pure, the heart of this game will never die, because fear of an unstoppable exterior force is part of being human. it will only become scarier and scarier as people forget that pixel art and voice synthesizers ever existed.
Such a great game. 10/10 spooks
This game was really good. First time I've actually read the README file before starting the game. Pressing ESC whilst Michael was on screen was a nice touch. Love the rotoscoping animation.
Looking forward to playing Chapter II.
will chap III ever be a thing? :/
The trailer or teaser is out....
he made it the comment a month before you replied, it was probably made in that month
Well yes, but the teaser was released 4 months before his comment.... I calculated the time frame and then replied
can you give me the link to make those creepy sounding texts? or something lo
Please fix this error.
I was halfway through the game when I read the Layton note but when I tried to back out it glitched and things went black, green, and red. Also I was stuck. I ended up having to restart the game.
All that I could say is: M O R T I S
Good job Airdorf. You have such a great and interesting game. 5/5 stars.
This game is sick xD
Cool ! I love your style !
Wow, great horror game. The retro aesthetic is perfect, it makes the game eerier and scarier. MORTIS.
Really cool. I got all the endings and found a secret boss inside the mirror, does beating that do anything? Thanks!
really enjoyed this game and so did the community
where did the tts come from?
You got yourself a modern classic here!
Can you please make an android version?
Any chance I could get an MP3 of the "She is mine priest" line? I purchased the Deluxe Version and noticed it has Mortis but not the other.
DM me stockinanarcy(at)gmail(dot)com
Genuinely unsettling and eerie. There is a lot underneath the surface of this one, and the horror is not limited to jump scares.
I played a bit of it, know I know why gamers say it's horrifying! this is a superb horror game, I'm a big fan of the 80s and horror, so this is fricking awesome!