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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Very Positive (29 reviews) - 93% of the 29 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (701 reviews) - 81% of the 701 user reviews for this game are positive.
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
Customer reviews
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Recent:
Very Positive (29 reviews)
Overall:
Very Positive (701 reviews)
Recently Posted
Sir Celtic Trout
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
THE MOST ADORABLE AND SCARY GAME EVER CREATED!
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NomNom
( 4.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
Click and explore kinda game. TOO ADORABLE TO RESIST!!
good fun for about 3 hours of game time.
Woooooo~
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Aquamal2ine
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
It's a nice game for kill my time with in a cutie style,
I love the character and graphics in this game.
Very worth getting <3
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Lunya
( 6.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
Be aware, the game crashes, A LOT.
Also, some people says that some achievements are bugged.



This game reminds me of Haunting, on the old Mega Drive.
You basically go around scaring people, unlocking new moves for each object.
It's more casual than it looks, and really fun to pass some time.
Too bad it crashes in the middle of the levels, that's really frustrating.



I'd give it a ''middle rating'' if we had that. It's fun, but gets boring after a while.
Anyway, recommended.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Gasoline Gunner
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
spoopiest game i've ever played


10/10 would spoop again
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Milk Peach (Birthday: Tomorrow)
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
A cute little indie game that just makes you want to put it in your pocket~ I got the game on sale, but I still think the full price is worth it. You basically play a little ghost, and scare the living bajeebus out of people.

Pros:
  • Unique arcade game concept
  • Smooth and fluid gameplay
  • Cute art style and animations
  • Detailed settings
  • Nice music and sound effects
  • Can get you a few hours of gameplay
  • Several playable characters and settings to choose from
  • Easy to obtain achievements
  • I personally think it is more suited for children

Cons:
  • Little to no story
  • Low replay value
  • AI can be annoying at times

Overall Rating:
7/10
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Ragnar.#
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Awesome.
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✫ FrizzMuffin ✫
( 5.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Really fun and different game, good for all ages.
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DankFugly
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
I made somebody slip and die on a banana peel. 10/10

A game about interacting with things as a ghost in order to scare people out of a building.
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Grim the Gilded
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 19
It makes me want to die horribly in an upper class district of some city on the off chance I can haunt expensive paintings and taxidermied animals. Until that time, I play Haunt the House.
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Slytherin_Sato
( 17.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 9
Super fun, unique concept, fun gameplay and an adorable art style!
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therapeuticChicken
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 8
its really cute, and very good if you want a casual gameplay. be warned, though, it can feel like it is taking a very long time to spook away every single person.

recommend purchasing on sale.
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Strawnilla
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Got this for my little sister and she loves it!
Helpful? Yes No Funny
YEYOUnormie
( 8.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
If you like 《Neighbours From Hell》, you will like this game too.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
More Crashing
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
SUPER SPOOKY 2SPPOKY4ME
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Jango Wolf
( 4.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 23
It is alright. Not enough of a story to make it more interesting.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Z3phro
( 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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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
19 of 19 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
A cute little indie game that just makes you want to put it in your pocket~ I got the game on sale, but I still think the full price is worth it. You basically play a little ghost, and scare the living bajeebus out of people.

Pros:
  • Unique arcade game concept
  • Smooth and fluid gameplay
  • Cute art style and animations
  • Detailed settings
  • Nice music and sound effects
  • Can get you a few hours of gameplay
  • Several playable characters and settings to choose from
  • Easy to obtain achievements
  • I personally think it is more suited for children

Cons:
  • Little to no story
  • Low replay value
  • AI can be annoying at times

Overall Rating:
7/10
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 19
It makes me want to die horribly in an upper class district of some city on the off chance I can haunt expensive paintings and taxidermied animals. Until that time, I play Haunt the House.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
Got this for my little sister and she loves it!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
Click and explore kinda game. TOO ADORABLE TO RESIST!!
good fun for about 3 hours of game time.
Woooooo~
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
It's a nice game for kill my time with in a cutie style,
I love the character and graphics in this game.
Very worth getting <3
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
spoopiest game i've ever played


10/10 would spoop again
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
Be aware, the game crashes, A LOT.
Also, some people says that some achievements are bugged.



This game reminds me of Haunting, on the old Mega Drive.
You basically go around scaring people, unlocking new moves for each object.
It's more casual than it looks, and really fun to pass some time.
Too bad it crashes in the middle of the levels, that's really frustrating.



I'd give it a ''middle rating'' if we had that. It's fun, but gets boring after a while.
Anyway, recommended.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
6 of 6 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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4 of 4 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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3 of 3 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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2 of 2 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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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6 of 11 people (55%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
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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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
11 of 11 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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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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5 of 5 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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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 29
10/10 was certified spooked!
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3 of 3 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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3 of 3 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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.9 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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