Adventure Game Studio | Forums

Community => Adventure Related Talk & Chat => Topic started by: KyriakosCH on 13 Feb 2021, 15:38

Title: Suggest relatively recent (past 3 years) AGS horror games?
Post by: KyriakosCH on 13 Feb 2021, 15:38
I liked a number of the games I played this year, and more would be nice :)
Title: Re: Suggest relatively recent (past 3 years) AGS horror games?
Post by: Danvzare on 14 Feb 2021, 16:26
I liked a number of the games I played this year, and more would be nice :)
A bit of shameless self promotion, but my game Black Friday:https://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/2304/ (https://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/2304/) is a comedy horror.
As for pure horror, how about The Terrible Old Man: https://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/1901-the-terrible-old-man/ (https://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/1901-the-terrible-old-man/).
It's short, but should be right up your alley, considering it's based on Lovecraft.
Title: Re: Suggest relatively recent (past 3 years) AGS horror games?
Post by: KyriakosCH on 14 Feb 2021, 16:37
Thanks, I will try your Black Friday!
(I have already played the Terrible Old Man)
Title: Re: Suggest relatively recent (past 3 years) AGS horror games?
Post by: Mandle on 14 Feb 2021, 16:51
As for pure horror, how about The Terrible Old Man: https://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/1901-the-terrible-old-man/ (https://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/1901-the-terrible-old-man/).
It's short, but should be right up your alley, considering it's based on Lovecraft.

Ahhhh... My first introduction to the bottomless rabbits' hole that is YouTube, when the creator of this game mentioned that a Let's Play of it had gone over a million views in a single day...

I was so curious that an AGS game had gotten that much attention that I clicked on the link and it led to a Markiplier video and then it was an endless fall down the rabbit hole through Jacksepticeye, and many others, until I was confronted with Pewds (and may he reign over his flock for many more years to come), but that was the point where it just got a bit too much.

Anyways, here is the link to the Markiplier video that I first mentioned. It is kinda amazing as a study of both the kind of games that would attract the attention of MASSIVE YouTubers back in the day, and also a study into why people like myself were sucked down the rabbit hole into these kinds of YouTube "Let's Plays"...and why I still watch them on different channels to this day...



And there are legends that say that Mandle is still is eternal free-fall through YouTube "communities" even now...



Title: Re: Suggest relatively recent (past 3 years) AGS horror games?
Post by: KyriakosCH on 14 Feb 2021, 16:55
Markplier :/ He never played any of my (2) games. This cost me a fortune :D

Indeed, if one of those youtube celebrity-gamers plays your game, you are set to be funded by tens of people (I know of a case of this, with MP, last year).

Contrast with AB games playing my game, leading to... 1 patron (and even he only stayed for a few weeks :D )
Title: Re: Suggest relatively recent (past 3 years) AGS horror games?
Post by: Mandle on 14 Feb 2021, 17:12
Contrast with AB games playing my game, leading to... 1 patron (and even he only stayed for a few weeks :D )

The Monster Manual, Edition CIRCA 2021:

The Patreon Patron is a peculiar beast:

It will, at first, cling to you and hump your leg as if impersonating a loyal pet.

But then, within a couple of days, it will turn on you.

It will tell you that everything you did that impressed it at first is now bound in gold-and-mithril-casing for all time, but that everything beyond that point is garbage as, it was either too derivative of, or too different from, your initial vision.

This beast is best dealt with by totally ignoring it. Without attention it will typically turn away, wail for some time, and then die.
Title: Re: Suggest relatively recent (past 3 years) AGS horror games?
Post by: KyriakosCH on 14 Feb 2021, 18:44
^Maybe I nearly escaped a dreadful fate, then!
That person donated (iirc) something like a grand total of 10$. Which, don't get me wrong, it was very cool of him to do (I never did any such thing), just wouldn't really put him in a position to be very critical :D
Title: Re: Suggest relatively recent (past 3 years) AGS horror games?
Post by: KyriakosCH on 14 Feb 2021, 21:23
Black Friday was a very funny game! :)
Title: Re: Suggest relatively recent (past 3 years) AGS horror games?
Post by: Blondbraid on 14 Feb 2021, 21:37
If self-promotion is allowed her, I might as well link to The Frame on the wall (https://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/2204/), a MAGS project I did with a friend.
It's nothing fancy, but it was based on a cool idea I came across and wanted to do something with.
Title: Re: Suggest relatively recent (past 3 years) AGS horror games?
Post by: KyriakosCH on 14 Feb 2021, 22:00
^I will have a look :)
Title: Re: Suggest relatively recent (past 3 years) AGS horror games?
Post by: FormosaFalanster on 16 Feb 2021, 07:40
Some people say my game (http://"https://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/2510/") is a horror game. There is a video somewhere of a streamer who jolts all the time while he plays it. But it may not be what you are looking for, I don't know!
Title: Re: Suggest relatively recent (past 3 years) AGS horror games?
Post by: heltenjon on 16 Feb 2021, 10:17
I would be cautious to recommend  Mind Rape: Duress (https://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/2410-mind-rape-duress) to just any people, but given that KyriakosCH seems to like modernistic art/writing, I think perhaps this one could be worth a try. It's quite experimental, symbolic and touches on some of the same topics as This is the Way.
Title: Re: Suggest relatively recent (past 3 years) AGS horror games?
Post by: BarbWire on 16 Feb 2021, 10:20

I would like to suggest 'The Decorcist', KyriakosCH. It doesn't exactly meet your criteria, but has plenty of monsters that we all know and love/hate.
Also, it is more than 3 years old. Give it a try, if you haven't already. I enjoyed your story in the writing competition, by the way  :)
Title: Re: Suggest relatively recent (past 3 years) AGS horror games?
Post by: KyriakosCH on 21 Feb 2021, 06:56
Some people say my game (http://"https://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/2510/") is a horror game. There is a video somewhere of a streamer who jolts all the time while he plays it. But it may not be what you are looking for, I don't know!

I will have a look...

I would be cautious to recommend  Mind Rape: Duress (https://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/2410-mind-rape-duress) to just any people, but given that KyriakosCH seems to like modernistic art/writing, I think perhaps this one could be worth a try. It's quite experimental, symbolic and touches on some of the same topics as This is the Way.

Seems to be my style (other than the more brutal gfx ;) )



I would like to suggest 'The Decorcist', KyriakosCH. It doesn't exactly meet your criteria, but has plenty of monsters that we all know and love/hate.
Also, it is more than 3 years old. Give it a try, if you haven't already. I enjoyed your story in the writing competition, by the way  :)

Thanks :)

I will try the three games mentioned, ty all. But since javascript on my part faces issues on this site and I can't dl from here, post a link if your game is available elsewhere...
Title: Re: Suggest relatively recent (past 3 years) AGS horror games?
Post by: BarbWire on 23 Feb 2021, 11:38
Hi, KyriakosCH.
Are you saying that you have difficulties with javascript on the AGS site?  When you click the download button for a game it
doesn't take you to a download location?  For 'The Decorcist' try these links:

The Gamejolt Link
https://gamejolt.com/games/td/54398

Itch.io Link
https://j-soft.itch.io/the-decorcist

Let me know if you are successful in downloading this pretty awesome, brilliant, fan..... You get the gist  :)
Title: Re: Suggest relatively recent (past 3 years) AGS horror games?
Post by: KyriakosCH on 23 Feb 2021, 11:50
Hi, KyriakosCH.
Are you saying that you have difficulties with javascript on the AGS site?  When you click the download button for a game it
doesn't take you to a download location?  For 'The Decorcist' try these links:

The Gamejolt Link
https://gamejolt.com/games/td/54398

Itch.io Link
https://j-soft.itch.io/the-decorcist

Let me know if you are successful in downloading this pretty awesome, brilliant, fan..... You get the gist  :)


Yes, nothing happens when I click on "enable javascript to download"...
I now dled your game from Itchio and will play ;)
Title: Re: Suggest relatively recent (past 3 years) AGS horror games?
Post by: Mandle on 23 Feb 2021, 11:53
I heard of a game called Monster Wants In, or something like that. Might be worth a quick look lol.
Title: Re: Suggest relatively recent (past 3 years) AGS horror games?
Post by: RetroJay on 23 Feb 2021, 12:13
Hi, KyriakosCH.
Just read what you said about the AGS "Download" Button, saying "enable javascript to download".
I have noticed that for me I see this for about a second or so and then it changes to say "Download...(Whatever the game name is)".
Have you tried waiting longer to see if it changes?
I'm just interested.  :)
Title: Re: Suggest relatively recent (past 3 years) AGS horror games?
Post by: lorenzo on 23 Feb 2021, 12:35
I heard of a game called Monster Wants In, or something like that. Might be worth a quick look lol.
Wasn't that game made by the creator of The Hog Keeper? He's a legendary horror director. They say he's a reclusive artist, living in a bunker in the Australian outback, feeding on people's emotions and monster milk.
Title: Re: Suggest relatively recent (past 3 years) AGS horror games?
Post by: KyriakosCH on 23 Feb 2021, 14:48
I heard of a game called Monster Wants In, or something like that. Might be worth a quick look lol.

Where can one download (other than here) that elusive and mythical production?

Hi, KyriakosCH.
Just read what you said about the AGS "Download" Button, saying "enable javascript to download".
I have noticed that for me I see this for about a second or so and then it changes to say "Download...(Whatever the game name is)".
Have you tried waiting longer to see if it changes?
I'm just interested.  :)

Waiting does nothing, unfortunately.
Title: Re: Suggest relatively recent (past 3 years) AGS horror games?
Post by: KyriakosCH on 24 Feb 2021, 13:14
Hi, KyriakosCH.
Are you saying that you have difficulties with javascript on the AGS site?  When you click the download button for a game it
doesn't take you to a download location?  For 'The Decorcist' try these links:

The Gamejolt Link
https://gamejolt.com/games/td/54398

Itch.io Link
https://j-soft.itch.io/the-decorcist

Let me know if you are successful in downloading this pretty awesome, brilliant, fan..... You get the gist  :)


Ok, I played the Decorcist.
It is fun and stylish, but why call something like Oh Mummy a horror game? :D
Title: Re: Suggest relatively recent (past 3 years) AGS horror games?
Post by: heltenjon on 24 Feb 2021, 14:01
Here are direct links to the other two suggestions:

http://www.mediafire.com/file/ahxu5yce73fcx64/Duress_v._1._2.rar/file
https://formosafalanster.itch.io/the-house-of-mr-chocolate
Title: Re: Suggest relatively recent (past 3 years) AGS horror games?
Post by: KyriakosCH on 24 Feb 2021, 14:39
Thanks :)
I have actually played The House of Mr. Chocolate (up to a point).
Title: Re: Suggest relatively recent (past 3 years) AGS horror games?
Post by: Danvzare on 24 Feb 2021, 14:55
I know this isn't a recent game by any means, but have you played the John DeFoe series?
You know, 5 Days a Stranger, 7 Days a Skeptic, Trilby's Notes, and 6 Days a Sacrifice?
You can find them all here: http://www.fullyramblomatic.com/games.htm
Title: Re: Suggest relatively recent (past 3 years) AGS horror games?
Post by: KyriakosCH on 24 Feb 2021, 15:13
I know this isn't a recent game by any means, but have you played the John DeFoe series?
You know, 5 Days a Stranger, 7 Days a Skeptic, Trilby's Notes, and 6 Days a Sacrifice?
You can find them all here: http://www.fullyramblomatic.com/games.htm

Three of them, I think. The first two and TN :)
Title: Re: Suggest relatively recent (past 3 years) AGS horror games?
Post by: FormosaFalanster on 25 Feb 2021, 06:17
Thanks :)
I have actually played The House of Mr. Chocolate (up to a point).

You blocked? I think I will post a walkthrough somewhere.
Title: Re: Suggest relatively recent (past 3 years) AGS horror games?
Post by: KyriakosCH on 25 Feb 2021, 18:59
Thanks :)
I have actually played The House of Mr. Chocolate (up to a point).

You blocked?

Not really :/

If you have another game, I will also give it a look.

Title: Re: Suggest relatively recent (past 3 years) AGS horror games?
Post by: Moriya_17 on 28 Feb 2021, 10:25
I can vouch for the John Defoe series, they're nothing short of gripping!
Title: Re: Suggest relatively recent (past 3 years) AGS horror games?
Post by: FormosaFalanster on 28 Feb 2021, 10:34
Thanks :)
I have actually played The House of Mr. Chocolate (up to a point).

You blocked?

Not really :/

If you have another game, I will also give it a look.



A personal favourite in horror games is the wonderful "Detention" but it was not made with AGS.

Title: Re: Suggest relatively recent (past 3 years) AGS horror games?
Post by: KyriakosCH on 28 Feb 2021, 10:53
^I have seen a let's play of Detention. It was nice :) (wasn't it made by some Taiwanese person?)
Title: Re: Suggest relatively recent (past 3 years) AGS horror games?
Post by: FormosaFalanster on 28 Feb 2021, 11:02
^I have seen a let's play of Detention. It was nice :) (wasn't it made by some Taiwanese person?)

It was made by a Taiwanese company yes.