Horror Game Community Game-Along Roundup

Horror Game Community Game-Along Roundup 2018

It’s nearly the end of November, but I’m still lamenting the end of the October horror game Community Game-Along! It’s always one of my favorite Game-Along themes, and I really enjoy seeing the huge range of scary or festive Halloween-y games people pick up to play.

In this post, I’ve rounded up some of the submissions people made using #HorrorGameOct on Twitter and Instagram! Read on to see what everyone got up to! You might just find a new game to add to your to-play list.

First up is the M Disk Gauntlet over at M Disk Playlist, which continued in October with Party 2, an RPG Maker title that sounds like it’s super creepy! The blog post contains both a link to the playthrough and the game, which can be downloaded for free.

Meanwhile, @CapsuleJay at Tales from the Backlog played a whopping three games and reviewed them for his site: Little NightmaresBloodstained: Curse of the Moon, and Momodora Reverie Under Moonlight.


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Bryan at The Gay Gamer blog was extremely busy! He started the month by writing about 6 games he planned to play during the festive Halloween season. He also completed Sweet Home and wrote a post about it, and tweeted about finishing Creeping Terror, Super Mario Land 2, and Undertale. Finally, he published a piece about the 3DS remake of Luigi’s Mansion and why he’s kicking himself for not having played it before. Awesome job this month, Bryan!

Meanwhile, @Misanthrobob reviewed Death Mark for RPGFan and @or3con reviewed the Japanese horror game Tsugu no Hi over at Jhipst3er Gamer. Fuwanovel posted the results of a community poll of the top 10 horror visual novels available in English, which is a great place to start for some horror visual novel ideas. Pixel x Pixel co-host Marcus also shows visual novels some love by playing the horror visual novel Neighbor and reviewing it over at his blog Pixel Pacas!

There were a bunch of stream contributions, too! @ggc_chestnut did some Twitch streaming of Layers of Fear and Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines, and wrote about her progress in the Game-Along at her blog! You can check out the post for links to all of her Twitch stream archives. Also over on Twitch, @bunnycartoon streamed some of the Overwatch Halloween event, and Goth Team Epic streamed Laplace no Ma.


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@magikarpwow also went above and beyond in the contributions this month! She finished Luigi’s Mansion for 3DS, Death MarkJake Hunter Detective Story: Ghost of the Dusk, participated in the Splatoon 2 Halloween Splatfest, and made it to Halloween Town in Kingdom Hearts! How’s that for festivities?!

In terms of podcasts, The Go Back and Play podcast posted an awesome Resident Evil-themed episode for the occassion. I also talk about the Overwatch Halloween event and the Splatoon 2 Halloween Splatfest on Pixel x Pixel episode 3!

On Twitter, @catacatacaka played Mysterious Forum & 7 Rumors, @matsumint played Yomawari: Night Alone, @LVLYsan finished Angels of Death on Switch, @GideonZhi played Mansion of Hidden Souls, @Patricklous completed Zero Time Dilemma, and @vanilla_buns and @winterbluemochi played Creeping Terror. @winterbluemochi also played and completed the Switch horror hidden object game Disease!

Also on Twitter, @lunaterra_ made an extensive thread of indie horror visual novel suggestions, many of which are free! I highly recommend checking it out, especially if you’re looking for something shorter to play.

Finally, there were a few more game recommendations this month. @chlorokitty recommended Detention, which @jackal27 also played, while @marcusboi recommended The Cat Lady. @thearchkitty wholeheartedly recommended the otome game Bad Apple Wars, @camneliops80 and recommended Lake of Voices!

What an exciting month! Coming up in December is the doujin game Community Game-Along, dedicated to Japanese indie games! Check back in a couple days for the full introduction post, but in the meantime, you can check out my first doujin Game-Along post from 2014 for some game suggestions!

About Anne Lee

Also known as apricotsushi. Anne can be written with the kanji for apricot (杏), and sushi was the most quintessentially Japanese thing I could think of when I was 13, resulting in my goofy, albeit memorable, nickname.