Loveland is a creepy first person horror game based on Midwestern American folklore, which sees an agent for a top secret agency investigating a mysterious frog-worshipping cult.
Previously featured on Alpha Beta Gamer two years ago, Loveland sees you investigating a trailer park in Loveland, Ohio, that’s home to a giant frog monster and a frog-worshipping cult. After arriving at the trailer park you find that most of the residents are missing and the place is overrun with frogs that have psychedelic effects if you touch them. Time to start searching for answers about what’s going on. You may want to stay clear of those frogs though…
Loveland is a very immersive horror game, which allows you to explore as much or as little as you like. There’s lots of interesting incidental things to discover that help build up the lore, as well as multiple solutions for certain puzzles and there’s promise of multiple endings depending on your actions. There are also no big scares – it’s more interested in building atmosphere and telling the story of the strange frog cult.
It’s shaping up to be a fantastic horror game that allows you to unravel its story at your own pace and immerse yourself as deeply as you like into it. The trailer park is very well crafted and is packed full of interesting things to discover. The audio design is also a real highlight, with some great original songs and lots of creepy marshland noises. Highly recommended.