Priceless Play – 12 October 2019


These days I love horror. However, I haven’t at all times been a fan of all issues spooky, scary, and skeleton-related. There was a quick time period (I name this time “childhood”) the place even catching a lot as a glimpse of a horror movie would give me nightmares. Then my older brother introduced house the sport Fatal Frame. As the neighbourhood youngsters and I watched him play, crowded round our cement block of a tv set, our eyes large with concern, I knew that I’d by no means be the identical. I didn’t sleep for 3 nights, hysterical with concern.

And then I used to be cured. I had the concern burned proper out of me. No piece of media has ever scared me so unhealthy since, and I’m successfully proof against horror. But I do know that not everybody can deal with being scared out of their wits! And that’s okay. For these people, Halloween generally is a dicey time of 12 months. Is it going to be scary or is it going to be spooky? Never concern, ‘fraidy cats: All video games listed below are spooky. Not scary.

Graveyard Bones from rootstudio

Graveyard Bones was revamped the span of 1 weekend for the Ludum Dare 45 Jam. In the sport, you get up with no reminiscence of who you might be or how you bought to the place you might be: a graveyard, deserted by the residing. Oh, and also you’re a skeleton. With nothin’ however you bones, you might be tasked with acquiring all the assorted physique components required to mix in with humanity: pores and skin, mind, eyes, and blood. Oh, and a getaway automotive.

The music on this sport, frankly, slaps. There is one thing about good percussion that simply screams “skeletons,” due to how they’re manufactured from bones. I prefer to think about the skeletons are taking part in their ribcage like a xylophone. The gameplay itself is simple sufficient, although the Chilean studio notes that the controls may use some fine-tuning. All in all, it’s a beautiful little romp by way of sepulchers and mausoleums to regain some semblance of humanity.

QT from Happy Snake Games

QT is a modern-day traditional. We’ve lined the sport earlier than right here on RPS, however if you happen to haven’t performed it but take this as your signal to take action instantly. Taking inspiration from the first-person could-have-been teaser, PT, QT takes a tough left flip away from its supply materials. If PT is a horrifying spectre haunting the video games trade, QT is a mischevious little pal who desires to hang around.

QT seems to be like this: there’s a spooky, lengthy, curling hallway. It may be very scary. Something goes crash, and also you open the door to find the identical hallways you simply left. Surely not — who’s that man standing there? Is he… a smiley blissful doodle waving hi there? Oh, hooray! It is! There are many secrets and techniques hiding in QT’s hallways, however I don’t suppose any certainly one of them will ship you screaming and working for the hills.

The Fastest Skeleton from fromsmiling

The Fastest Skeleton is a wonderful little sport, the place the primary conceit is that this: what if skeleton platformer, however humorous physics. Sold! I’m there! I’m… horrible at platformers! Thankfully, the sport doesn’t require a lot ability so far as platforming is worried, although sprinting your solution to the highest of the display screen is inspired. For probably the most half, it’s enjoyable to fling your skeletal physique all around the darn place and watch your femurs and humorous bones go hovering.

It is so unusual to be alive, each deeply enchanted and disturbed by the skeleton figures simply beneath our pores and skin. But we don’t need to get too heady about it. The Fastest Skeleton will get a succinct abstract proper on its itch.io sport web page textual content, which ominously reads:






Halloween Hearts from Yorripi

Halloween Hearts is a RenPy-driven visible novel about being the one human in a college for monsters. There are loads of vampires, spider-people, and sentient slimes ready to befriend you in an effort to achieve human-monster solidarity. Rumour has it you may even date a few of them, however I’m extra of a sit-by-yourself-in-class sort, so I by no means obtained that far with any of the ghouls, gals, and/or nonbinary buddies. The choices are there, although, and the sport is sort of saccharine candy when it desires to be.

Halloween Hearts is well-written, cute, and takes about twenty minutes to play right through one department. The ending I obtained made me greater than curious to take a look at the others, so there is perhaps extra right here than meets the attention…

GH̦̙̳̝͎O͓̳̩̥͍͔̹S̘̪̞T̯̜̻̯̪̦ from tyu

It should be fairly lonely to be a ghost.

GHOST is a Bitsy sport, made for the 0h sport jam.