One of the more prolific walking sim creators out there. Great atmosphere, some of the worlds are large/endless. He releases new games monthly on his Patreon, as well as the soundtracks.

Most of his stuff has been pulled into the “Walking Sim of the Month Club” collection, and isn’t really available individually anymore. That collection though is an amazing deal and probably the first thing to buyif you’re looking to get into the genre. Some of the music to his older games can be found on his Bandcamp.

Games by Connor Sherlock

Screenshot of Marginalia

MarginaliaRecommended!

Category: Walking Simulators
Really awesome and creepy horror game. It can be easy to get lost, but worth the long stroll to the finish. I really loved the atmosphere and writing, and the nods to Lovecraft. The original on Game Jolt has been remade - grab the 2017 version from Itch.Read more...

Date posted: Fri May 18, 2018

Screenshot of Sanctuary

SanctuaryRecommended!

Category: Walking Simulators
Sanctuary is a dark and atmospheric walking sim that takes place in a supernatural landscape of temples and cubes. It’s actually winnable (follow the paths and the music), and has great sound design and cohesive level design. I really like the aesthetic (somewhere between Dark Souls and Legend of Zelda at its darkest), and the atmospheric sound really drives the mood home, especially on the bridge.Read more...

Date posted: Thu May 17, 2018

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TRIHAYWBFRFYHRecommended!

Category: Walking Simulators
Short for “The Rapture Is Here And You Will Be Forcibly Removed From Your Home,” this is one of the real classics of the walking sim genre. It received, for a game jam game, a lot of press at the time of its release, and still stands as one of the best examples of a “pure” walking sim. Basically, it’s the end of the world, and you have 20 minutes to wander around absorbing the ever-increasing sense of impending doom and listening to narration from the works of HP Lovecraft.Read more...

Date posted: Thu May 17, 2018

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Void Traversal

Category: Walking Simulators
One of Connor Sherlock’s more stylized walking sims. Nice graphics, and you can run fast and jump really high, which makes getting around lots of fun. Part of the Zones comp, which collects currently Patreon-only games.Read more...

Date posted: Mon May 14, 2018

Screenshot of Sunken Citadel

Sunken CitadelRecommended!

Category: Walking Simulators
Another excellent walking sim from Connor Sherlock here, and also part of his first collection of games. Sunken Citadel gives you a torch and sends you deep underground to explore an underground complex that reminds me of Dark Souls’s castle complex in both mood and scale. Navigating the dungeon here is at times claustrophobic and disorienting, and then suddenly sublime and awe-inspiring. It’s also very dark, and I found myself repeatedly expecting something terrifying to appear around a corner.Read more...

Date posted: Tue May 8, 2018

Screenshot of Stepped Reckoner

Stepped ReckonerRecommended!

Category: Walking Simulators
One of Connor Sherlock’s best. A long, sometimes frustrating climb up a huge, temple-like building that leads to a sublime reveal. It’s worth the effort to get to the top.Read more...

Date posted: Tue May 8, 2018

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Birthplace of Ossian

Category: Walking Simulators
Beautiful, rugged landscapes with some mysterious technology involved. Also included in the Walking Simulator of the Month Club Vol. 1. One of Connor Sherlock’s slower, more contemplative walking simulators.Read more...

Date posted: Mon May 7, 2018

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The Migration

Category: Walking Simulators
Awesome sci-fi walking sim from my fave Connor Sherlock. Stick with this on Nice graphics/aesthetic and cool music too. Made for Ambient Mixtape 16.Read more...

Date posted: Wed May 2, 2018

Screenshot of Grave Apologies

Grave ApologiesRecommended!

Category: Walking Simulators
Walking sim inspired by Forest Lawn Cemetery, made by Connor Sherlock. This is one of his early works but one of my favorites. As you wander around the music changes based on what’s close by, similar to Proteus. Wonderful, meditative game, and one of my first introductions to walking sims. I also discovered you can hop the fence and explore the background city and walk around the buildingsRead more...

Date posted: Wed May 2, 2018

Screenshot of Walking Simulator of the Month Club Vol. 1

Walking Simulator of the Month Club Vol. 1Recommended!

Category: Walking Simulators
Excellent collection of Connor Sherlock’s games made for his Patreon supporters. Great, large, and diverse environments and awesome sci-fi ambiance. Games included are: Last Visit To The Shard Syzygy Suite Prelude To Irrelevance Fog Forest Stepped Reckoner Sunken Citadel Argon Swamp Helium Hills Krypton Comet SteelSpill Simulation Failure Simulation Sphere Far Future Tourism Read more...

Date posted: Tue May 1, 2018