Tamarindos Freaking Dinner

Tamarindos Freaking Dinner tosses you in a haunted manor

Tamarindos Freaking Dinner has a very particular aesthetic; it looks like it’s plucked from a 90s toy commercial set in a garishly coloured and overly saturated circus, from the perspective of someone who has been binging on acid trips while watching some scratchy VHS tapes. It also looks like the sort of cheap, nasty horror that reaches to the basest of spooks: unsettling faces and good ol’ fashioned surprises.   

A first-person horror adventure game—and the spiritual successor of Baobabs Mausoleum—another psychedelic and honestly, kooky, RPG by creator Jacob Jazz aka Celery Emblem—Tamarindos tosses you right in the midst of a haunted mansion in a dark, stormy night. You’ve somehow been tasked to bring some pizzas to the cannibal and misteress of this mansion—the Countess Erzeweth Wátory of Walpurgis (what a mouthful). 

Invited to hang around this spooky manor are its seven inhabitants, who are also hungry for your flesh. The only way to stop them, it seems, is to kill them first—but you’ll only have one hour and 45 minutes until dinner time, which is when they will become giddy with hunger and begin to hunt you down. Outsmarting them means overcoming a series of puzzles with your wits. Or you can probably also chat them up—they seem to make for good company:

But the time for murdering is not so soon yet; unfortunately, the release date for Tamarindos Freaking Dinner is a while away, and will only be on November 2022. We do have a whole list of 50 best indie horror games to introduce you, however, while you wait.