Tattletail is a horror game about a creepy talking toy

The festive period isn't quite over yet, so while you still have a tree up (that is, if you put a tree up in the first place), here's a seasonal horror game featuring a murderous Furby doll. OK, so it's a 'Tattletail' rather than a Furby, but it's just as intent on tearing you limb from limb.

The killer talking toy in question is the mythical Mama Tattletail, mother of the baby Tattletail you got for Christmas (and that you opened early because you just couldn't wait). Your reward for doing so is having to rush around your house, obeying the little creature's "mischievous" demands, while feeding, brushing and recharging your incessant, demanding toy. Make too much noise and you'll wake up Mama Tattletail, who legend has it once "ate a kid's eyes out".

That's an excellent setup for a Five Nights at Freddy's/Slender-ish first-person horror, a setup supported by this particularly brilliant launch trailer:

Tattletail is out now, developed by Waygetter Electronics, which includes the talented Ben Esposito of Arcane Kids fame.

Tom Sykes

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.