Happily good indie horror game Oxenfree has received a new update, and it looks like the dimensions and time-bending weirdness are bleeding into the game ahead of the upcoming sequel. With Oxenfree 2: The Lost Signal, developers Night School Studios have crossed streams of games about crossing streams.
It should come as no surprise that a development is coming from the house that has over the years housed one of the more engaging experiments in narrative and pioneering game dialogue. Without saying much in terms of spoilers, the original Oxenfree begins to lean into its own right through later plays as well.
This isn’t the first time Night School Studios has sparked weirdo hype. It used to be an alternate reality game before, and if you bet me I’d say there’s already one going on here. i mean, just look Tweet about the update.
If we’re ever going to defeat a radio wave attacker, we’re going to need your hello. Hardin Tower. Epiphysics Fields. Fot Milner. Download this new patch, over there, and tell us what you heard: https://t.co/iOaOdgR53JSeptember 8, 2021
To me, Oxenfree is one of the best horror games of the generation, and I say that as someone who doesn’t particularly love horror games. Andy Kelly, who loves horror games, cited this as a prime example of how indie developers picked up on the horror genre where the big AAA games failed it. If you’re curious, you can read our Oxenfree review from 2016.