Haunt your way through a town in the dead of night! Possess objects with your soul, to scare people away from a museum, a hospital, a theatre and a cruise ship. Will you be able to scare everyone out and reclaim what has been lost, before the night is over? A side-scrolling action puzzle game starring ghosts!
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Positive (16 reviews) - 81% of the 16 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Release Date: Jun 6, 2014

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December 7, 2015

Soundtrack Out Now! Free upgrade for all existing customers!

Hello everyone!

We've just released the soundtrack to Haunt the House: Terrortown as DLC to the main game! Our composer Raphael Benjamin Meyer did an amazing job, and his work really shines in the hands of the talented musicians he brought on board to play for us.

You can see some of them (and Raphael!) at work in the video we've added to the DLC page:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/421940/

We've also added a Soundtrack Edition which includes the game and the soundtrack DLC, at a slightly discounted price.

As a special thank you to everyone who already bought the game, we've upgraded you all to the Soundtrack Edition! If we hadn't, then the DLC would have had to be full price to all our early supporters, compared to the discounted bundle that new customers can get, and that just wouldn't be right.

We've also just released the soundtrack to our other game here on Steam, Detective Grimoire, also from our amazing composer Raphael Benjamin Meyer!

http://store.steampowered.com/app/421950/

We hope you enjoy them both!

Tom & Adam

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Reviews

“Honestly I fell in love with the concept behind Haunt the House the moment I heard about it.”
4/5 – PSNStores

“The visuals are gorgeous, with a unique style which is both cute and creepy at the same time. The audio is also impressive, boasting effective spot effects and some genuinely amusing sounds.”
7/10 – Pocket Gamer

“There's a surprisingly dark heart beating away inside this cheery little Halloween special. There's a genuine sense of mischief, too, conveyed by the bug-eyed howls of your prey and the looping, lilting tones of the jazz-club soundtrack.”
8/10 – Eurogamer

About This Game

A side-scrolling action puzzle game starring ghosts!

...What was that sound? Is somebody there?

Leave the dusty halls of an abandoned clock tower to haunt your way through a town in the dead of night! Possess objects with your ghostly soul, to scare people away from a museum, a hospital, a theatre and a cruise ship. Will you be able to scare everyone out and reclaim what has been lost, before the night is over?

Features
  • Three free expansions added since launch! Ghost Train, Mansion House and The North Pole!
  • A vibrant town with 5 locations to visit, each with it's own musical style and unique objects
  • Hundreds of different objects to possess, with several surprising powers each to try
  • A beautiful original score featuring world-class live session musicians
  • A large cast of townfolk, each with a personality, voice and sense of style
  • A secret second goal beyond simply scaring everyone out of town...

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible processor, or Intel Atom™ 1.6GHz or faster processor for netbook class devices
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X v10.6
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ Duo 1.83GHz or faster
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
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More Crashing
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
SUPER SPOOKY 2SPPOKY4ME
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Jango Wolf
( 4.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 23
It is alright. Not enough of a story to make it more interesting.
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Zephro✘
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 12
I really like this game because children can play this without getting scared themselves. Good for everyone
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LordWeegeeIII
( 5.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 9
Very scary game..
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Hannie Bananie
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 9
This game is short, for sure, but it's packed with a ton of entertainment and levels that are begging to be replayed due to its arcade-like feel. What I particularly love about it is that the developers released a number of free levels for years after the game came to Steam for the first time from its source site, Newgrounds. Dedication to a game from the developers is something that definitely makes me happy to see in an age where far too many games get released and promptly forgotten.
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Alejandroibo
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 5
Couldn't win any map because last npc always run in random directions except for the exit or any place were he can suicide, also sometimes npc just are imbolie in the run animation.

Great game, but needs better AI And navigation
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The Reign
( 6.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 1
The Art and graphics of the game is gorgeous, but besides that I can hardly praise anything else in this game. gameplay is absolutely repetitive and bad A.I. and absence of logic, made levels frustrating. there is 0 replay value for the game and if I want to make this review short, I should say I wish I've played the game sooner so I could refund it.
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orumenkoruben
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: March 31
10/10 i crashed the game on accident by spamming the scare buttons

nah for real, i've loved this game since i first found it online and i found out that it had a full steam version and i was like WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT
the game can be a little frustrating at times and there are slight bugs, such as aforementioned accidental overloading of the game and NPCs getting stuck on objects/stuck in their run animation without going anywhere, but other than that it is a great time killer and has super cute and clever animations and concepts! i love it!
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Raymond Qui
( 8.6 hrs on record )
Posted: March 30
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1. Beautiful Art and music, voices.
2. Cute character, animation, backgrund design.

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1. the controlling key in menu is a bit complex, I think use arrow, enter and esc keys will be better.
2. You may feel bored after play for an hour.
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jlvegas1
( 3.5 hrs on record )
Posted: March 30
Idea: so awesome.
Graphics: unique and expressive.
Gameplay: fun, with some qualifications.
Length: depends.

The idea behind Haunt the House is so incredibly genius that it's hard to believe there aren't more games like it. You're a ghost trying to scare off the living. You manipulate things in the environment to freak people out until they run away screaming. Many of the classic basic horror movie props are involved (mysteriously swinging light fixtures!) but there are also surprises and enjoyably unexpected results.

The graphics are cute and creepy in a way that's distinctly different from nearly every other cute and creepy game. The stylized design reminds me of antique marionettes from old childrens' books - cute enough to make the horrible aspects less disturbing, but weird enough to remind you that you're not playing a goofy kids' cartoon. I enjoyed making little kids scream and cry WAY too much.

Unfortunately, the idea is so good that you can't help wishing they'd taken it farther. I'm reminded of Jaws - another genius "why aren't there more games like this?" idea that ended up as a good but not great game. I'm also thinking of Spelunky, and how all the different elements sometimes come together to produce hilarious/catastrophic occurences. If Haunt the House had more potental for those kinds of "perfect storm" random interactions, you could play it forever and see something different each time.

So it takes a short time to see and do all of HtH. Even with the additional levels, I pretty much finished everything but the completist acheivements in a couple of casual hours. On one hand, there's nothing wrong with that - it's a great casual game that isn't loaded down with unecessary filler. I'd much rather have devs do a small game perfectly than try and fail to make it bigger than it needs to be. On the other hand, I was left wanting more... that awesome idea just begs for more.

So I liked Haunt the House, it's one of those great little games that I know I'll pick up and play every once in a while. But a bigger Haunt the House - with more complex and unpredictable environmental interactions - could easily be one of my favorite games ever. Will anyone make this happen?
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Azu
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: March 27
dont play this game anymore but i remember seeing pewdiepie playing it and it got me into playing it too! fun, spooky, and childlike! which is slighty rare nowadays!
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KittyGames
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: March 26
Pros:
-Nice art style
-Great Idea
-Lots of maps

Cons:
-You just go into objects and press a button repeatedly
-No real story
-Gets boring quickly
-It's always the same thing
-No sense of accomplishment

I downloaded it because I saw some youtubers play it and it looked fun. I played it for an hour and I really want to like this game for it's cute artstyle and awesome idea but it just gets really boring, you just go to an object near a human and press buttons repeatedly. In conclusion even if I bought it on sale it was very bad.
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TwilightCat
( 9.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 19
This game is really cute and I enjoyed the graphics and soundtrack, but unfortunately it gets repetitive and boring really quick

Pros: - cute graphics and soundtrack
- interesting for about the first 10mins

Cons: - gets very repetitive very fast
- no strategy needed to play...just spam spooks
- nothing challenging about the achievements...just tedious and time consuming

Conclusion: get it if you got nothing better to do with your time and money, and don't mind some brainless cute clicking game... game better suited for kids
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Stargazing
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: March 13
If you loved the original little flash game, forget this and go play that. The new levels are boring, and even the mansion level that's in the flash game has lost it's appeal. Don't say I didn't warn you.
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DrDagger
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: March 6
its fun but its controls need some tweaks.
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quankk
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: March 5
a cute game, it just needs work done on it to fix bugs and such, especially the achievement problem. i've completed some achievements multiple times to no avail, especially the "spook" ones.
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MysteryDungeoner
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: March 3
A short but fun indie game. Has a lot of charm to it.
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N-Word Scissorhands
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: February 29
10/10 was certified spooked!
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RacConPower#
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: February 20
this game is ...
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 12
I really like this game because children can play this without getting scared themselves. Good for everyone
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 14
Fun little game. Great to kill time, and to appreciate some artistry.

Looks like they add free levels.

Well, I'm sold. You should be too. (Hopefully.)
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 8
this game is scary as heck
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 20
very cute. my daughters love this game
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 29
10/10 was certified spooked!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 3
A short but fun indie game. Has a lot of charm to it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 5
a cute game, it just needs work done on it to fix bugs and such, especially the achievement problem. i've completed some achievements multiple times to no avail, especially the "spook" ones.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 6
its fun but its controls need some tweaks.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 4
The life of this game for me

*Bought it
*Played it
*Had fun
*Scared some chaps

I recomend it 10/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
very casual game with great animations and sounds.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 11
Nice game ,very funny:))
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
32 of 33 people (97%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2015
Haunt the House: Terrortown is a charming side-scrolling game, in which you play as a mischievous little ghost. When the night falls, you float from your home in an old clocktower and start wandering around the town, scaring people to death. You can possess objects and interact with them, making townfolks running away terrified.
The game has colorful and cartoony graphics that really stand out. Each playable ghost has its own style and signature howling.
The soundtrack is fitting and catchy, I really love the North Pole theme.
The game includes achievements, and some of them are actually kind of challenging: after many attempts, I still miss a couple of them (those people just won't jump from the window!).

I fell in love with this game at first sight and just bought it without thinking about it twice. It was during its launch week, around a year ago. The game was pretty short back then (there was only the Terror Town level) yet it was so cute I didn't regret my impulse purchase. During the past months the developers have added a tutorial and three more levels for free (Mansion House, Ghost Train and North Pole) including new achievements and new cute ghosts aswell (by the way, the stuck-out tongue ghost is totally my favorite). I'm impressed by the great work they did.
As a huge indie game supporter I'm really glad when I find cute little gems like Haunt the House, so I totally recommend this game even at its full price (but it has been on sale during the year on several occasions, so you can actually get it at a lower price).
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 20, 2015
Damn, this game is cute and worth its full price ( though to be honest, I did get it on discount). Nevertheless, this was a great game with excellent yet simple gameplay, wonderful sound effects and music, plus there are new levels where the dev has incorporated for free (No DLCS!!) The premise is simple, be a cute little ghost and scare away (and kill...) those silly humans! Of course, for acheivement hunters, you'll find yourself more with a challenge than just simply clearing the main story.

Great little casual game to pick up and add to your library. :)
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 1
A very casual and really unknown game this is. I stumbled upon it on the Halloween Sale and it looked like it could be fun. There's little to no story, and that's good when looking at a simple game like this. In Haunt the House: Terrortown you play as ghosts who possess objects in order to scare people. Your objective is to empty the buildings, by making people leave, or actually making them jump out the windows. You have a meter which indicates the atmosphere of the situation and it goes up by scaring people. While it is going up, you unlock more actions (up to 3) in each object to cause a bigger scare and actually make everyone run for their lives!

See? Simple as that, but the overall look of the game makes it so appealing for me because of how contradicting it is. Contradicting because you have this really cute ghost, who basically wants to scare everyone away :D

The game lasts a mere 5 hours, maybe 7-8 for completionists, but rather than that it's a bit short. It seems that new levels are added once in a while though, and that's great. For 5 euro, it's definitely worth a buy if you're in doubt to get it, the casual and cute-looking "horror" game definitely deserves a bit more fame, hence my spooky review! 7/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 8, 2015
The art style and little ghosts are absolutely adorable, I'll give this game that, but clicking the same three buttons after a while got pretty boring pretty fast. Worth picking up on sale and 100%'ing to raise your ratio of totally completed games, all the achievements are easy enough to get if you're patient.
Honestly the best part was just the little ghosts. They are sooo cute.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 5
Haunt the House: Terrortown is a short fun game in which you play a ghost trying to scare people out of your place of unrest.

I originally played this game a few years back when it was just a simple flash game, and I a bored teenager with internet. Back then, I was charmed by the creativity that was shown with the concept, one I had not encountered previously, and as such it made the game stand out. Years later, I found it on steam, and played it again, hesitant to see if it stood the test of time. I was pleased however to discover that it more than stands up against it, in fact it shoos it away.

Pros:
- Fun, easy gameplay
- Cute soundtrack and noises
- Scaring the ♥♥♥♥♥ out of people with a teddy bear you haunted

Cons:
The only downside that comes to mind is the fact that the game is much more suited towards left handed players than right. Traditionally, games use the wsad key map for movement, and leave the directional keys alone. As such it's almost an industry standard. However this game uses the wsad keys for interaction purposes, and the directional keys are used for movement.

Aside from that, its a charming game that's worth the purchase!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2015
It's Ghost Trick, for kids!

No really, it's for kids, you can stop-- okay well. You can play it too. But let the kids play too. They'll enjoy seeing all the fun, cute and unique animations that every object in every house has when you possess them.

It's more of a toy than a game, but it's a fun toy and a pleasant time waster.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 11, 2015
I went "nyehh" and it scared the heck out of a guy










11/10 would nyehh again
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2015
Love this game. Became the legendary Super Saiyan, when I was a bush. Make people commit suicide; ya know, just everyday fun stuff.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2015
If you buy this game for anything, get it for the music. The game itself is adorably macabre and fun.
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