The House is a short, mildly spooky (or at least, mildly uneasy) interactive fiction game. I wrote it for Halloween in 2015 but never quite put the finishing touches on it before now.

The controls are fairly standard IF -- type "help" in the game for more information. At the top of the screen, the name of the current room and all possible (obvious) exits are listed.

The game automatically saves your progress in your browsers Local Storage; if you clear your browser data you may lose your game. It should be impossible to get completely stuck, but if you do want to restart, then simply enter "restart" as your command in the game.

You have been walking for hours, now. You're tired enough at this point that you barely remember what you set out to do... you only have vague recollections of a car on the side of the road. Of course, gas. You needed some gasoline to keep going, and you set out to find someone who could help.

Update 2022-03-12

  • Text will resize now. This will mean the text should be bigger and easier to read for everyone and should also fix a problem that some people had where things would wrap onto the next line in a broken way.
  • Added some obvious aliases to one puzzle solution.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(1 total ratings)
AuthorShamus Peveril
GenreInteractive Fiction
TagsRetro, Spooky
Average sessionA few minutes

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