Boogeyman under your bed? Just ignore him. Monster in your closet? Just ignore it.
If you’ve ever felt like there was something in your closet just waiting to jump out and scare you, you’ll have quite a familiar feeling when you start playing pixel horror game Just Ignore Them.
From developer Stranga, Just Ignore Them is a short game that tells the story of a young boy named Mark, who finds himself fighting with the monsters that live in his house. Later on when Mark is older, he’s still dealing with the same horrors that plagued his childhood.
Just Ignore Them plays like a straightforward point-and-click game, similar to titles like Mad Father or The Witch’s House. As you play, you’ll be clicking on various items around your environment for Mark to interact with or comment on. Items that you pick up can often be combined together or used as-is to solve puzzles or help you continue in your adventure.
Just Ignore Them‘s puzzles are pretty simple and rely on trial and error. Pressing on one or two items will yield certain results. Quite often, that “result” will be death. You’re going to die a lot in Just Ignore Them. It’s about figuring out what combination of items or interactions won’t get you killed, and you can only find that out by either being lucky, or making a mistake.
Things like simply turning on or off the TV or opening a store with a sound coming from behind it can lead to horrific deaths for both Mark’s younger and older self. But don’t worry: even if you do die, you’ll never lose much progress – but it can get tiresome completing the same actions again and again.
Just Ignore Them is your pretty standard short, pixel horror game. It’s not the most unique or innovative adventure out there, but if you’re looking for something quick to digest in one sitting, it’s worth playing. Available for around $4.99, it won’t scare the life out of you, but it will send shivers down your spine.