"Too few ratings to be ranked"
Played 204 times (finished 22)
"Trek through the forest"
"A nice jog down the driveway"
"I'll need to see some identification"
Some material may be inappropriate for persons under age 16. If this were a movie, it would probably be between PG-13 and R.
Game I made for a friend's PHD graduation party. She is very into horror, specifically supernatural horror like the conjuring series. This game is essentially set in a sort of shared universe of different horror properties to see if you can make the correct choices to not only survive, but survive with your humanity. Inspiration/world building comes from The Conjuring, The Ring, The Witch, Malignant, and Crypt TV. It is short because it was made for a party, and thus a quick run through so as to be entertaining, but not take up too much time. It can be a bit gory, or hint at gore, so be warned.
This is pretty fun, a bit trippy at times which I like. There's a lot more content than you'd expect from a game made as a gift, or for a party. Just omit the TV path, and I think you'd be set.
There are quite a few errors but it's still totally readable. Funnily enough, sometimes the absence of description and just being aggressively straightforward can make something scarier. Not all the time, but sometimes. One of the scariest parts of this to me was the ending where you get dragged down the stairs and offed by something unknown.
You could definitely benefit from spacing out your writing with paragraphs, just to give people's eyes a break. It can help a lot in building tension in a horror story as well, just knowing when to let someone take a quick breath.
If someone made this for me as a fun thing to do at a party, I'd think it was pretty sweet. As a standalone storygame? It's a 4.
on 11/27/2021 6:06:02 AM with a score of 0
This wasn't terrible and there was a fair bit of branching, I think it actually does make for good evidence that a passable storygame can be made quickly and without a huge amount of effort--contest entrants take note.
I agree with others though that the TV ending that just took from The Ring was the weakest. AND its placement as the first means its going to encourage people to just take their free point with one click and not see the rest.
on 11/26/2021 9:12:34 AM with a score of 0
There is a lot of replay in this game. I got a few endings of various sorts and decided to randomly start clicking to see how far the rabbit hole goes. I doubt I made it to half of the choices.
Overall, it reminded me of Cabin in the Woods, as it has a "choose your horror story" aspect. I would say that transitions would be key. One moment, I'm at a train statation, make a choice, and all of a sudden I'm in a hospital. It would be nice for the added effect of describing how the surrounding change instead of plopping the reader there. Something like, "you fall back onto the floor of the train station. Instead of hitting the floor, your body continues to fall backwards until you are standing up in a hospital". Weird transistion, but works better than no transition at all. It has potential, if you decide to revist it. Also, proofread.
on 11/24/2021 10:53:53 PM with a score of 0
I made literally one choice and got the endgame screen. I know all the others have paths but if I'm being honest, the tv path is kinda lame. It'd be better not to include it.
on 11/19/2021 2:45:55 PM with a score of 0
Reading through this a second time, I found myself rating it higher. This story does a great job in setting a chilling atmosphere. A very good story-game for anyone that wants to play something with some rather haunting scenes. My favorite paths are the ones in which you yourself can lose your humanity and become like the very frightening monsters yourself in the story.
Although this falls on the short side of things, there are various different conclusions that give this replay value. However if this story-game had more content, it definitely would make for a stronger entry on this site.
on 10/24/2021 7:40:37 PM with a score of 0
Pretty fun to walk through all of the death scenes. My favorite is the one when cannibalism turns you into a wendigo! Grammar looks good, though I didn't feel that it was that scary. Perhaps with a little more visceral imagery and description would heighten the experience.
I also missed a few characters to latch myself onto. The choice to betray the villagers was something I didn't bat an eye to. They are not that friendly anyways, quite apparent when you played through it a couple of times, so why should I try to save them haha.
Still, I like that there are plenty of branches to pick from and the deaths are also pretty creative at times.
Nice work for a first story!
on 10/7/2021 1:59:32 PM with a score of 0
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