Flathead Out Now

OUT NOW – Indie Horror FLATHEAD Brings Dire Consequences to a “Simple” Game of Over or Under
Beware what’s lurking in the shadows as you test your luck…

In case you missed it, solo developer, oxblud, and horror game publisher DreadXP are thrilled to announce that FLATHEAD has launched today! FLATHEAD is a short, but replayable experience where players’ whole existence hangs in the balance of a simple choice of over or under. Win and gain your freedom… lose and… well, don’t lose.

Serving as the first title of DreadXP’s new XP Ultra program, FLATHEAD is a concise glimpse into the world of silkbulb test, another upcoming horror game from developer oxblud. Throughout the single-sitting sessions of FLATHEAD, players will use various tools, tricks, and ultimately their luck to win enough points to buy their freedom, all while a sense of impending doom perpetually looms in the darkness.

This bite-sized horror adventure showcases the type of titles the DreadXP team is looking to work with for the XP Ultra program. Created to carry on the spirit of the Dread X Collections, XP Ultra aims to elevate smaller, shorter projects with publishing support not always available to games and developers at a smaller scale. XP Ultra publishing support includes the same quality of marketing, PR, QA, production support, etc. available to other DreadXP titles, but scaled appropriately to the size of the project.

“The team at DreadXP is excited by the opportunity to publish even more experimental titles at smaller scales, as it gives us a chance to create a wider, weirder, more diverse catalog of games for indie horror fans,” explained Hunter Bond, Co-Director at DreadXP, “FLATHEAD is just the beginning of more good strangeness to come.”


  • Quick sessions with lots of replayability
  • Strategically use the tools at your disposal to slow the approaching terror
  • Earn and bank points to gain your freedom
  • High risk, high reward. Let it ride and gain multipliers to increase your winnings
  • Try your luck with the wheel of fate
  • Make your own luck to increase your odds and your doom
  • Unsettling atmosphere with growing tension
  • Gritty analog horror aesthetic

FLATHEAD is available now on Steam for $1.99 USD / €1.99 EUR.

For more information:

Wishlist on Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/2840480/FLATHEAD/
Follow oxblud on X: https://x.com/tim_oxton
Follow DreadXP on X: https://x.com/DreadXPGames
Join the DreadXP Discord: https://discord.com/invite/sK6bjPQpFb


About oxblud

oxblud is Tim Oxton, Tim Oxton is oxblud. He develops games, photographs, and strong feelings about inconsequential minutiae. His game FLATHEAD dives headfirst into uncanny analog horror and the fear of what lies just beyond the light.

About DreadXP

DreadXP is a leading independent horror games publisher. DreadXP’s goal is to seek out and publish great titles, and uplift members of the indie dev community. DreadXP releases include award-winning games such as The Mortuary Assistant, Sucker for Love: First Date, My Friendly Neighborhood, and the Dread X Collections, an anthology series of mini-horror games. DreadXP’s upcoming titles include Amanda the Adventurer 2, Heartworm, and Paranormal Activity. DreadXP is a sister company of the horror media website Dread Central, as well as the independent horror film production company, DREAD.

To learn more about DreadXP, please visit www.dreadxp.com.

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