A Friend to Light Your Way by verityvirtue

A short horror game set in a funeral.

There may be no incense, no cymbals, no monks at this funeral, but the night watch is mandatory. You've volunteered to take the watch for the first night, and just as well: you can hear him calling. Go round the void deck to get what you need.

Entered in Grand Guignol for ECTOCOMP 2016, placed 5th.
Review by Ater Imber
21 Sep 2020
It was a pretty good game, though it was really short. Only took me about 9min to finish. Though I'm not sure if I actually finished the game or not. (Was there more than just completing the ritual? Either the game froze, or ended on the 'Hello, Child' screen w/o options to move, continue, etc.)

I also like the style of the game - the white background and black writing made it much easier on the eyes than some other horror games that have it opposite. (White writing on black) The clicking on words/objects to further the story I liked as well, instead of having to type a command x number of different ways w/o making progress.

All in all, it was a nice, fun game. I was disappointed that it didn't scare me, though. I also would've loved if it had been longer, as I feel there could've been some awesome creepy/horror moments after having the friend arrive.

Review by rawan76
12 Sep 2020
I loved it, but it was sadly pretty short.

Review by IFforClassroom
19 Jan 2017
This story includes a light puzzle and a bit of creepiness. What I really love about it its the spot-on cultural setting. Right at the start, you can choose between two very realistic and quintessential types of Asian daughters for the PC. As you enter the scene, every detail, from conversations to "rooms" genuinely feels like modern rural China or Taiwan. (Please forgive the comparison! It's not politically motivated!) The author could have kept this as a very well-written slice-of-life. But the puzzle and the creepy plot do a good job of gamifying it all.

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