The Square-Enix Collective community seem to have fallen in love with point-and-click games. Considering the quality we've seen from them, its really not hard to see why. The indie developers that are being given a leg-up by this scheme seem to be going heavy on the side of atmospheric and Goetia has that in spades.
You are dead, but as is the way with a lot of folks in games and movies, you're not satisfied to move on to what lies on the other side. Instead, you are determined to discover what happened to you and why. Beyond that, what happened to your family and why is your old home empty? Its down to you to float through Blackwood Manor to find out.
Rezzed perhaps wasn't the best place to give this game a whirl, and it currently sits in my Steam waiting for me to give it a full look through. The atmosphere isn't well captured when surrounded by bustling people and screams of defeat from the next booth over. Regardless of this, its truly impressive that Goetia creates the sort of tension you would expect just before a jump scare without having to resort to that kind of cheap tactic. Injecting true fear and anxiety is a fine art and something the developers should be rightly proud of. Perhaps 'atmospheric dread' of opening the next door or checking the next exploration point is the best phrase for how this game makes you feel.
Goetia is available now on Steam for a mere £9.99. There's a reason this flew through fundraising, find out for yourself what you're missing out on.