Night House by bitterkarella

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You're eight years old. You wake up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom. But you soon realize that not everything is as it seems in this house tonight. Where has everyone gone? Things look different in the dark.

Night House was an entrant in IFComp 2016 and placed 8th out of 58.

Special thanks to play testers The Pixie, Egghead Cheesybird, Steph Cherrywell, Norman Rafferty, Rich Finn, Holden Crick, and Khatoblepas!

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Review by AJS1051
17 Apr 2017
Amazing story/game play. You do have to speed run it once you know how to speed run the game. Other than that amazing game.

Review by Ailuropunk
29 Jan 2017
Loved this game! Very creepy and loved the thunder and lightning sound effects throughout.

Review by Manggagapas
17 Jan 2017
Alright Kids,

Let's Look into this wonderful game about a house. AT NIGHT.

Well, this game had a lot of good in it. The sounds were nice. (When they had it), and the game gives good descriptions about most rooms, keeping in pace with the narrative and atmosphere. The story is pretty good, but the twist is fairly obvious right away and perhaps a bit cliche. You still get invested in the story. So much of the game play is good, the map is a wonderful inclusion as is the compass and inventory. Overall, a good game with a good story, what's not to love?

Good question, and one with apparently three answers. First, lots of people are complaining about a time limit. I saw no time limit, but I was and remained, logged in throughout my entire run through of the game. Now the second problem isn't with the game itself, but rather, with the guide. The walkthrough/guide only really helps for certain bits of the walkthrough and the majority of the time, that wasn't what I was stuck on. What was I stuck on, you may ask. To that, I reply, I was stuck on the section where you put the blood on the decoy, not because I didn't cook the meat, but because I didn't type the right command. Multiple times. My third and final problem with this game is the type here box. I got stuck constantly trying to type in something it would accept. It only takes very specific phrases, and I wanted to give up several times because I knew what to do, but the game wouldn't let me. This is the game's weakest spot. And it's also how you get lore and backstory, but it makes lore, backstory, and any other time you have to use the type here box incredibly tedious.

To summarize, it's a good game, but be very specific with the type here box. It's the scariest part of the game.

Now, I need to go take out the trash. AT NIGHT.

Review by TheAJester
04 Jan 2017
Very interesting story, I wish I could actually finish it. The game doesn't save even if you have a profile and are logged in. Then it kept freezing and since it doesn't save I kept having to refresh and start all over. Done.

Review by beff104
15 Dec 2016
I loved the game, I loved reading about Jeremy's sessions and trying to figure out what was going on but sadly I never got to I thought the people who kept saying there was a time limit simply just hadn't made a profile so their session had expired, but I do have a profile, it's activated and I should be able to play the game through, but my session timed out and I had to start all over again. I will eventually finish thes I'm sure, but not right now. I'm a bit frustrated that I got so far (Most of the way through chapter 3 though I don't know how many chapters there are) and now I'll have to start all over again I'm playing online and I don't know if that has anything to do with it but thanks for the run I'll be back later I'm sure.

12 Dec 2016
Great story; a lot of work has been put into this. There are a few 'undefined' error messages, and it can be picky about verbs you can use.

(I found the suggestion of another hidden garage stash a little misleading... and never fully understood how the shed videotape or phantasmagoria concerto factored into it. But it's mostly a detailed, engaging story!)

Review by Tsto
11 Dec 2016
I really liked it!

Review by lizerdz
26 Nov 2016
great game!

Review by mcinwood
25 Nov 2016
Pretty good, although sometimes it's hard to find the right words to do stuff.

Review by jtown951
23 Nov 2016
i loved this!

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Written for Quest 5.5
Published 04 Oct 2016
Updated 22 Nov 2016