Games with a Halloween theme - an IFDB Poll

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Some of us over on boardgamegeek/videogamegeek/rpggeek are starting a interactive fiction-of-the-month club. It was discussed having a game with a Halloween Theme for October. Most of the people will be fairly new to IF. Any suggestions?

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Alabaster, by John Cater, Rob Dubbin, Eric Eve, Elizabeth Heller, Jayzee, Kazuki Mishima, Sarah Morayati, Mark Musante, Emily Short, Adam Thornton, Ziv Wities
3 votes
"A revamped Snow..." [+]"A revamped Snow White in a seriously creepy conversation. Should be fairly newbie-friendly; the game suggests conversation topics." () --Sam Kabo Ashwell... "This is great for..." [+]"This is great for beginners (though the gameplay is conversation-based, rather than movement-based), a low-grade sort of spooky." --Danielle... (No comment) [+](No comment) () --E.K....

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Nevermore, by Nate Cull
2 votes
"The endgame is..." [+]"The endgame is probably too complex for beginners, but otherwise this is good solid gothic horror." () --Sam Kabo Ashwell... "Based on a work..." [+]"Based on a work by Edgar Allan Poe, and appropriately scary." () --Christina Nordlander...

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Afflicted, by Doug Egan
2 votes
"Humorous Horror" [+]"Humorous Horror: To say any more would be a spoiler, I feel. (Note that there were some rather noticeable bugs in the Comp release, though.)" --Molly... (No comment) [+](No comment) () --Ryan Veeder...

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Anchorhead, by Michael Gentry
2 votes
"Maybe not for the..." [+]"Maybe not for the very-new to IF, but this one's one of the scariest IF out there, especially if Lovecraftian horrors float your boat!" ( - Full review) --Danielle... (No comment) [+](No comment) () --E.K....

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Slouching Towards Bedlam, by Star Foster and Daniel Ravipinto
1 vote
"Gothic Babbage..." [+]"Gothic Babbage steampunk. A classic." () --Sam Kabo Ashwell...

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Yellow Dog Running, by Sam Kabo Ashwell
1 vote
"Blatant..." [+]"Blatant self-promotion, but this was written for a Halloween speedIF and I'm still fairly fond of it. Mythic, dark, bare-bones, linear, short. One puzzle." --Sam Kabo Ashwell...

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The Witch's Apprentice, by Garry Francis
1 vote
(No comment) [+](No comment) --Kinetic Mouse Car...

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Vespers, by Jason Devlin
1 vote
"Not very..." [+]"Not very Halloween-y. But very good, very dark horror all the same." () --Sam Kabo Ashwell...

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Cryptozookeeper, by Robb Sherwin
1 vote
"There is one..." [+]"There is one chunk of gameplay where the protagonist and his friends crash a college Halloween party. Costumes included." () --Kinetic Mouse Car...

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The Statue Got Me High, by Ryan Veeder
1 vote
"Well, it's horror all right" [+]"Well, it's horror all right: Of a very surreal sort." () --Molly...

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Psychomanteum, by Hanon Ondricek
1 vote
"You are at a..." [+]"You are at a Halloween party hosted by a friend whose dares are notoriously wild. This game is about the completing the third and final one. Multiple endings." () --Kinetic Mouse Car...

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October 31st, by Finn RosenlÝv
1 vote
(No comment) [+](No comment) --Lance Cirone...

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This Old Haunted House, by Jason Love
1 vote
(No comment) [+](No comment) --Lance Cirone...

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Shade, by Andrew Plotkin
1 vote
"Short and creepy" [+]"Short and creepy: Not terribly Halloween-ish, but a good start to IF, I think." () --Molly...

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The Halloween Horror, by Roody Yogurt
1 vote
"Although not..." [+]"Although not intended for players new to IF, this game is short, simple, and funny. There's a cool meta effect (achieved by automatically saving a data file) that could show new players what IF is capable of." --strivenword...

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A Ghost Story, by Nils Fagerburg
1 vote
(No comment) [+](No comment) --Kinetic Mouse Car...

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Electric word, "life", by Lance Nathan
1 vote
"Takes place at a..." [+]"Takes place at a Halloween party. Short, polished, and emotional." () --Kinetic Mouse Car...

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Necrotic Drift, by Robb Sherwin
1 vote
"Horror tropes..." [+]"Horror tropes invade the real world. Be warned, though, that Robb's implementation doesn't offer the smoothest ride for a new player." () --Sam Kabo Ashwell...

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Babel, by Ian Finley
1 vote
"Hefty Sci-fi Horror Game" [+]"Hefty Sci-fi Horror Game: One of the early modern IF classics. Would probably play well in a group setting." () --Molly...

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