Ikai is a tense Japanese folklore inspired psychological horror game which follows a priestess as she vanquishes trapped spirits in a Feudal era temple.
In Ikai you take on the role of a priestess who was sworn to protect a sacred temple, but did quite the opposite. The temple is now forsaken by the gods and haunted by evil spirits. You must now make your way through the temple and vanquish the spirits to atone for your actions.
The Ikai prototype takes around 20 minutes to play through and sees you dealing with a freaky looking yokai with huge hands. The narrative is told via objects you find while exploring and there’s a little bit of stealth and Japanese calligraphy involved too. It does a great job of building a tense and dread filled atmosphere (thanks largely to the excellent sound design) and if you do get caught by the yokai then it’s pretty terrifying!
Download The Ikai Prototype Here (Windows)