The Salt Order is a very tense PS1 styled horror game where you lay lines of salt to temporarily protect you from tree monsters that have invaded your world.
Created for the Two Minute Horror Game, in The Salt Order you set out to close a breach between your world and an evil place called the Roots. The breach is locked away inside an old abandoned church, but to get there you’ll have to pass through a creepy forest that’s stalked by freaky tree monsters.
A little like the weeping angels in Doctor Who, the tree monsters in The Salt Order will only move when you’re not looking at them and will kill you if they catch you. As there’s more than one of them you can’t keep an eye on all of them at the same time (and there’s also the fact that you need to look where you’re going now and again), but you do have a limited supply of salt which you can use to draw protective barriers that they can’t cross. The barriers are only temporary through and you only have two minutes to get inside the church before the lights go out and you die – so you’d better get a move on!
Although you can complete The Salt Order in just two minutes, it will most likely take much longer than that as it’s a very tough game, with death coming quick and often. The retro styled visuals work well and the sound design is excellent, helping to build a very tense atmosphere as you skuttle about in the darkness sprinkling your salt. Highly recommended.
Download The Salt Order Here (Windows, Mac & Linux)