The Haunting

Player Rating3.66/8

"#530 overall, #45 for 2014"
based on 56 ratings since 04/16/2014
played 517 times (finished 59)

Story Difficulty5/8

"run through the jungle"

Play Length2/8

"So short yo' momma thought it was a recipe"

Maturity Level5/8

"aren't you a little too old to be trick or treating"
Some material may be inappropriate for persons under age 13. If this were a movie, it would probably be PG-13.


Ken and his newly wedded husband, Caleb, had just moved into their home. What is about to come is something no one would ever imagine. What will happen to their family?

Player Comments

This started off strongly, was all over the place. Many crucial details are missing, the characters act in bizarre and random ways which make no sense at all, the antagonist is laughable at best, and I really can't tell if this was supposed to be a parody or not.

Our neighbour comes in the house and has an entire conversation with us. I haven't a clue what she looks like. There's a psychopath hiding in the house who happens to someone I ditched at prom. Oh, that's realistic alright. I thought this was going to be a ghost story. Why is the story called "The Haunting" when there's no haunting involved? I mean, at least put a ghost in there, or something supernatural...

Maybe there is a ghost on one of the other paths. I haven't found one yet. So far it's just Miko.

The part where your boyfriend just fakes his death (how? why? explain??) is where it really just falls apart and feels like random things are being thrown together. I liked the writing overall but it just wasn't executed well.
-- Saika on 9/19/2017 4:31:37 AM with a score of 0
This was horrible.
-- Azuan on 6/6/2017 12:31:11 AM with a score of 0
This story was writen well and had a realistic ending but still fits into the horror catagory!
-- Chickdove on 5/9/2017 12:31:15 AM with a score of 0
So a lot of the plot relies on you clicking certant links in the right order. My first play through I was wonder who jankins was and why I thought niko murdered him, (I walked past the closet) for one. Next how much money do you have? Move from a small aparment to a large old house, and the "next time I buy a manson in the city." Also just to clarify, you are gay, an... interesting chose, not good, not bad, dosn't realy change the story to be honest. Nothing realy changes to the story come to think of it. Over all a decant (if cleshay) story but a terribal game.
-- Dmanxbox on 12/16/2015 4:58:29 PM with a score of 0
Very Very well done!
-- DarkentityOni on 10/19/2015 2:44:30 PM with a score of 0 bueno. It was all over the place, and not scary in the least...or funny. B for effort, but D for actual results.
-- Kitty on 11/28/2014 6:51:56 PM with a score of 0
Didn't make sense, and terrible dialogue
-- betaband on 10/29/2014 12:05:32 PM with a score of 0
Could have been good, but doesn't flow properly. Too many continuity issues. Try fixing these and then you might have a half decent storygame.
-- Jordi P on 9/23/2014 12:41:39 PM with a score of 0
Anyone genre-saavy (or sane, really) would have sold the house the moment they discovered a body in the closet.
-- the_quiller on 7/16/2014 3:54:55 PM with a score of 0
@Loudleaf: What's so weird about that? Let's not judge :P

The game is pretty short depending on which path is chosen. The whole "someone was murdered in this house" thing is all a bit cliche, there's not much of a twist or new spin on the concept. There were a few grammatical errors here and there, and a few little hiccups in the fluency ("Caleb screamed in horror and sadness"--how does one scream of sadness?).

It might be helpful to slow down a bit on the first page too so that the reader isn't thrown into the story too soon. Overall, this story is like its rating: not the best, but certainly not the worst.
-- Allusional on 4/18/2014 2:46:59 PM with a score of 0
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