ShackStream: The Fabulous Fear Machine has us crafting spooky legends on Indie-licious

A device that can place urban legends and sow fear to gain power sounds like it will make for a very spooky episode of Indie-licious!


We haven’t gotten into a lot of scary games this spooky season on Indie-licious, but that’s to not say there aren’t some frightfully good indie titles out there this season, including The Fabulous Fear Machine. Fear is in the mind, isn’t it? Well we’re going to help move the hearts and minds along with a device that places urban legends where they will affect the most people. Can we harness the energy of fear and become an unstoppable force?

The Fabulous Fear Machine comes to us from the developers at Fictiorama Games. The game launched on October 4, 2023 and is currently only available on PC. In this game, you stumble upon the titular fear machine, a fortune teller arcade machine with the power to incite fear as you command it to. By placing spooky legends where they will most flourish in the world, you power up the machine with the fear of the masses. Just beware: other forces are at work that are looking to thwart you.

Join us as we play The Fabulous Fear Machine on today’s spooky episode of the Indie-licious ShackStream, going live at 2:15 p.m. PT / 5:15 p.m. ET on the Shacknews Twitch channel. You  can also watch below.

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Fear is in the mind of the beholder, so they say. If that’s true, we’re going to need the people at large to start beholding big time as we go live with The Fabulous Fear Machine on today’s episode of Indie-licious. Tune in and watch!

Senior News Editor

TJ Denzer is a player and writer with a passion for games that has dominated a lifetime. He found his way to the Shacknews roster in late 2019 and has worked his way to Senior News Editor since. Between news coverage, he also aides notably in livestream projects like the indie game-focused Indie-licious, the Shacknews Stimulus Games, and the Shacknews Dump. You can reach him at and also find him on Twitter @JohnnyChugs.

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