Indie Spotlight: Grotesque Beauty

Grotesque Beauty is an atmospheric new horror narrative coming from indie developer Ben Ho. A concept artist who decided to set his artistic sights towards creating beautiful interactive stories, Grotesque Beauty will be Ho’s second release since founding Digital Bento.

Following in the footsteps of Japanese horror maestro Junji Ito (check out his story collection Smashed), Ho’s branching story focuses on a single night where a slumber party is about to take a dangerous, nightmarish turn. Putting the reader in the driver’s seat, your choices determine the fates of two girls involved.


Anita has been experiencing bad dreams each night, it hasn’t helped that her parents are often working through the night, leaving her home alone. Her friend, Rachel, agrees to come over to keep her company and allay her dark premonition. However, their night gets a whole lot bizarre from there, when Rachel discovers a haunting painting that adorns her friend’s living room.

A demo version of the game is available to play now on Steam with the final version right around the corner.

Also be sure to check out Ben Ho’s various concept artwork.


StoryFix Media produces interactive fiction games and traditional novels. Our sci-fi text adventure The Pulse releases in 2019. Our novels New Horizons and The Blue Moon are available now.

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