we need more horror wips

Such Happy Campers by @girlfromthecrypt looks promising. And for completed works, The Passenger and The Fog Knows Your Name had decent horror elements from what I can remember.

I do agree there is a criminal shortage of horror IFs - one of the reasons horror games can be so effective is because of the added immersion of YOU being the one in danger and whose actions have direct consequences rather than a character you’re watching on screen. I don’t know if I could write a full-on horror but I’ve always loved the idea of that one College Humor sketch about a horror movie daycare. I wouldn’t be against making that kind of game: where you can unlock different horror movie antagonists or their kids in the playschool you work at, and try to corral a class of bloodthirsty, evil toddlers.

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I don’t want to be the bashing the booble grumpy gal. But I don’t think this types of threads are positive.

First are pushy, and borderline rude. We cant force people to write X Y or Z.

Second, They don’t bring anything positive to the table.

The question should be How can we add more Horror themed games?

That is a great way to fuel the dissertation.

I feel that we need horror games. Reason why I do a Halloween jam in last five years
With several games from there published.

Maybe I should do a collection with all Halloween jam game links. There must be around 40 or so.

Sorry If I am harsh, but I am so tired of threads of complaints about games in genre with absolutely nothing else than complaint and more complaints.

You want that something change you have to do something about it.

If someone wants to make an event or something I would gladly help.

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i wasn’t being negative . i just made a suggestion.

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but the halloween jam sounds interesting

We need more X is a demand. It sounds negative as it is a way to pushing people to write in a genre or circumstances. That is never positive, as does not bring a sane disscussion. Moreover when there are games of the genre. Asking for a list of genre games and wips. Could be far more positive.

But that is just my opinion

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I agree, horror is my favorite genre and there’s so many sub genres within it the story possibilities are endless!!

I lack any sort of creativity so i’ll just recommend two horror/mystery IF’s that i really like at the moment

We Wretched Creatures

The Porthecrawl Witness (heads up, this one has been dormant for a while…but there’s so much content, I think it’s worth playing anyways. It’s my absolute favorite IF in the world tho so I might be biased :-))

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i will definitely check out the links . the first one looks really promising.

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yep i loved the fog knows your name and i also liked “such happy campers” so far.

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Have you tried “Highlands, deep Waters” or " The shadow Horror" both hosted Games. “The kidnapped Prom Queen” less Horror but fitting the Theme.

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Here’s a link to my own horror WiP, which won last year’s Halloween Game Jam. A bit short at only 20k words, but I am going to eventually make it into a full game. https://forum.choiceofgames.com/t/golden-eyes-wip-the-bureau-spin-off-project-20k-words/144834

Be sure to check the stats screen often, it’s an important part of how the game plays.

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nope but i will check them out :slight_smile:

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it sounds promising and good ! i will check it out :slight_smile:

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I would like some crazy hillbillies lol.

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that game messed me UP when it was a WIP. I don’t think I ever played the finished game. I really should.

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@MahatmaDagon and @Nerrul are great writers when it comes to horror. Ghost simulator, which was written by them, also contains some horror elements, especially when you play the evil ghost.

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yep one of my favorites.

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I also only got a bad ending, but it was a fun read

Aww thank you for the shoutout! I really appreciate it, and I’m happy someone’s enjoying the project (so far at least haha)

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i love flo so much !

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Man, everyday I pray Monsters will come back, it was my favorite wip for a long time. I’d love to read more games like that.

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