Rot is a short psychological horror story about obsession, rejection and self-hatred. "Rot was developed as an experiment, to answer the question: 'can you make dread a place?'. It is inspired by titles such as P.T. and indie developer Kittyhorrorshow's game Anatomy. It also draws inspiration from Davey Wreden's The Beginner's Guide, a game that gives its players a sense of unease not through visceral imagery or foley, but by letting the player slowly know that its protagonist is obsessive and tormented. The retro, low-res aesthetic of the game is inspired by the work of Finnish indie developer Toni Kortelahti, better known as 98DEMAKE, who was kind enough to get in touch during development."


  • Michael Davies