My entry to the 3-Color Jam (#3CJam), where you had to create a "spooky" game that used no more than 3 colours (and yes, Black is a colour!).  It is an attempt to make a short adventure game, based heavily on the movie "Halloween" by John Carpenter.

I created it for the PICO-8 virtual console, using my SCUMM-8 point & click adventure game engine.

For best results: turn the lights down and the sound up! :D

CONTROLS:

  • Mouse is recommended
  • (Arrows / Z / X - will also work)

Point & Click Primer:

  • If never played a "Point+Click" adventure game before...
  • Simply use the cursor and (left) click where you want the player to Walk To.
  • To interact with objects, click on the Verb you wish to perform, then click on the object.
  • For example, to Pick-up the Knife... simply click "PICK-UP" and then click on the "Knife" object in the scene.
  • When hovering the cursor over objects, their default verb/action (if applicable) will be highlighted. In this case, you can simply Right-click on the object for the default verb/action to be performed.

CREDITS:

RELEASE HISTORY:

  • v1.1
    • FIX: Issues with wardrobe doors
    • FIX: Replaying intro when re-entering first room
    • FIX: Display issue if user clicks after ending
    • CHG: Now only offers hint once you've looked at a certain object.
  • v1.0: Initial version

More information

Published 20 days ago
StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, HTML5
Rating
(6)
AuthorPaul Nicholas
GenreAdventure
Tags3cjam, 8-bit, Horror, PICO-8, Point & Click

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Oooh, spooky! :)

Thanks a lot! :D

Here's the video of this awesome game

OMG dude, this is awesome!
Without a doubt, the best (and funniest) videos anyone's ever made of one of my games.
Thank you for taking the time to put this together - you just made my day!  :D
from,
A SAVAGE DUDE  ;o)

THANKS AND I DID A VIDEO ON YOUR GAME BALLZ ARE LAVA

Fun, easy, and builds a bit of atmosphere. A nice and simple game for halloween. I enjoyed it quite a bit, I gotta say!

Thanks a lot for the nice feedback! :D

Heh, cool spooky stuff! Nice twist at the end.

Thanks a lot! :D

I did a video on it but Its a Halloween special and I'm still recording Horror games


Thanks a lot - look forward to seeing your video! :D

THX

This game was creepy


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This was the spookiest game ! VERY well done :)

Thanks a lot Sean - really appreciate that! :D

Woah, the intro is amazing! I love the music and effects! The game looks and feels amazing! How did you implement those lower case letters? Using sprites?

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Thanks for the kind words! :D

No, I'm using PICO-8's "secret" lowercase font.
Felice created a handy function to convert text to it here on the BBS  ;-)

Huh, I knew about it, but did not know, how to use it, thanks :)