Unhallowed - a spooky text adventure for Halloween

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Unhallowed - a spooky text adventure for Halloween

Post by Blerkotron » Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:08 pm

Today I'm releasing a new spooky text adventure for the Speccy 128 called 'Unhallowed'.

It’s Halloween and you’re on your way home from work, tired and hungry and wanting nothing more than to put your feet up in front of the TV. But something dark and evil lurks within your home, waiting for you to return...

Unhallowed is a classic text-adventure game with a few twists to make it more palatable for modern players. It's a little bit different to your common or garden text adventure, so might be worth a look even if you don't think you're a fan of the genre. Be sure to check out the documentation or the HELP command to help you get started!

It's also available as an Adventuron HTML file to play in your web browser if you prefer. :)

Downloads are free from my web page - I hope you like it!
https://blerkotron.itch.io/unhallowed


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Re: Unhallowed - a spooky text adventure for Halloween

Post by Ralf » Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:36 pm

Maybe it's a silly comment but you have a very nice font ;)
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Re: Unhallowed - a spooky text adventure for Halloween

Post by Blerkotron » Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:38 pm

Not silly, it's a beautiful font!

http://www.type-invaders.com/sinclair/clairsys/
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Re: Unhallowed - a spooky text adventure for Halloween

Post by R-Tape » Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:12 pm

Top stuff! I'm not familiar with the early LucasArts adventures, but like the player-friendly approach.

After an hour's play I've solved a couple of things, but have hit my usual text adventure brick wall and need to think again (yes I've read the instructions!). So far there have only been subtle hints that things are going to get eerie, but it's much the better for it (especially as some of the descriptions of the 1960's terrace are too familiar!).

I tried playing in the dark, but couldn't see the keyboard...
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Re: Unhallowed - a spooky text adventure for Halloween

Post by R-Tape » Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:59 am

I just tried "USE KEYS WITH TOILET", so I must be getting desperate. I know I haven't got very far, but could I ask for a cheeky tip?
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I found a menu but can't phone. I cooked the ready meal I didn't eat. I got the card and need the torch to find the shed keys on the floor to get in the shed. I don't seem to be able to OPEN, CLOSE, PUSH, PULL, GET or USE anything else yet.
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Re: Unhallowed - a spooky text adventure for Halloween

Post by Blerkotron » Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:40 pm

Cryptic clue:
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Torches are so old-fashioned, nobody needs one in this day and age.
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Re: Unhallowed - a spooky text adventure for Halloween

Post by R-Tape » Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:51 pm

Aha. Now things are happening. Cheers!
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Re: Unhallowed - a spooky text adventure for Halloween

Post by Kozelek » Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:02 pm

I am blocked a bit later in the adventure :)
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I have a disturbing photo and a very scared cat under a sofa.
Could you give me a hint?

P.S.: By the way, I am enjoying it a lot so far. If this is going to be the quality of the story in the new zx spectrum adventures, I am very keen on their revival!

P.P.S.: (Sorry if my English sounds weird... It is not my first language!)
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Re: Unhallowed - a spooky text adventure for Halloween

Post by Blerkotron » Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:45 pm

Kozelek wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:02 pm
I am blocked a bit later in the adventure :)
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I have a disturbing photo and a very scared cat under a sofa.
Could you give me a hint?

P.S.: By the way, I am enjoying it a lot so far. If this is going to be the quality of the story in the new zx spectrum adventures, I am very keen on their revival!

P.P.S.: (Sorry if my English sounds weird... It is not my first language!)
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Did you check the bath? Perhaps something to help you go fishing would help?
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Re: Unhallowed - a spooky text adventure for Halloween

Post by Alessandro » Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:51 pm

Blerkotron wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:45 pm
Kozelek wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:02 pm
I am blocked a bit later in the adventure :)
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I have a disturbing photo and a very scared cat under a sofa.
Could you give me a hint?

P.S.: By the way, I am enjoying it a lot so far. If this is going to be the quality of the story in the new zx spectrum adventures, I am very keen on their revival!

P.P.S.: (Sorry if my English sounds weird... It is not my first language!)
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Did you check the bath? Perhaps something to help you go fishing would help?
I suspected that too.
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I guess I have to use the hook to get the item out of the bath, but the hook won't come away, and nothing in my possession seems to help.
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