October 2017 – Don’t Go in the Old Greene House, A Very Very VERY Scary House, Guilded Youth

Welcome to the seventh month of Text Club! (FAQ)

Our three games this month are all about children in haunted houses.

Don’t Go in the Old Greene House

(Content warning: contains depictions of abuse, neglect, suicide, blood, body horror.)
You play as Lisa, a teenager who must spend an hour in a haunted house on Halloween, and ends up bartering with the ghosts inside to escape.

By Laura Knetzger, 2015, ifdb

Play ‘Don’t Go in the Old Greene House’ in your browser.


A Very Very VERY Scary House

On a moonlit night in late Spooktober, your worst best friend Jeanine Janeeny decides that the two of you are going to investigate the scariest house you’ve ever seen. Maybe you’ll finally get to the bottom of that case that’s been puzzling the Boro Groves Junior Detective Agency for so long!

By Anna Anthropy, 2014

Download ‘A Very Very VERY Scary House’ for Windows or Mac.


Guilded Youth

By Jim Munroe and Matt Hammill, 2012, ifdb

You play Tony, a fourteen-year old thief who needs some help looting the legendary Oakville Manor. Luckily it’s the 1980s and finding fellow adventurers is just a modem squeal away… 

Play ‘Guilded Youth’ in your browser.


Spooky!

Another new experiment in discussion format this month — I’ll be chatting with Kevin Snow & Priscilla Snow of Bravemule (and the forthcoming Southern Monsters) about these games inna podcast format near the end of the month & then post that file here. Looking forward to it!

Meanwhile, do feel free to record your thoughts & feelings in the comment zone below, either on this post or on the podcast post at the end of the month.

I think this is going to be our best month yet!

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