While we enjoy the last beautiful and warm days of the year, summer is officially ending today. And with the fall season beginning, the time of spookiness is just around the corner! What better way to celebrate this fact than with a review about a brand new spooky game?
While I like horror movies, horror games are sometimes too intense for me. Modern day ones at least, I love playing CastleVania to get my pixelated fix of horror. There are some great retro style horror games out at this moment, games like Death Road to Canada or Organ Trail. Since yesterday they have a new member in the family: Grave Chase.
Skeleton Crew Studios are the makers of Grave Chase. Visit their website for list of a bunch of really good free games to play in your browser. Ideal when you want to kill some time and want a quick play. The face of Skeleton Studios is Roger Barr of I-mockery. I-mockery has been one of my favourite websites for over 15 years. Funny articles, great games and for the Halloween freak; the 1st of september marks the beginning of the website’s two months of Halloween. Please check the website out for fun stuff. And they have a great Halloween Jukebox filled with all kinds of spooky songs to get you in the mood.
The story according their own website:
“Once upon a time, there was a graveyard run by a spooky groundskeeper. Not enough people in town were dying, so he took it upon himself to kill them and bury their body parts in his graveyard. He made a grave mistake when he killed the parents of two siblings who would stop at nothing to seek revenge. Together, they would go to the graveyard and dig up body parts of his victims to build monsters to tear the groundskeeper apart.”
You either pick the brother or the sister armed with a shovel. The goal of each level is to find the bodyparts and escape via a portal, while dodging different kinds of creatures; like skeletons, zombies, snakes and of course the Groundskeeper himself. You start at the first of October and your goal is to complete the month. There are different game modes to unlock and you can smash pumpkins to get all kinds of cool power ups.
The game is challenging, fun, frustrating and very addictive. I love the pixel artwork. The music gets you in the mood and what I love the most is the fact that it sometimes rains and sometimes you see leaves blow by to enhance the feeling of fall.
Give it a try and see if you can beat the Groundskeeper. The game is only 5,99 on Steam and for that cost you get a lot of fun. It will surely give you more of a fall feeling than one large Pumpkin Spice Latte can.
So start digging and whacking monster to get your revenge on the evil Groundskeeper!