NEW: Haunt the Holidays free expansion! 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?
User reviews: Mostly Positive (470 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 6, 2014

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December 10, 2014

Haunt the Holidays! A free expansion update!

Hello everyone!

We've just launched an update to Haunt the House: Terrortown that features a brand new level to play, as well as a new ghost to play it as!

We know a lot of you wanted more content, so we decided that for this festive season we'd put together a holiday-themed department store for you to haunt.

Just let your game update and you'll find the new level right there on the title screen! You can see a new screenshot and short teaser trailer on the games Steam page.

We hope you enjoy it!

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

NEW: Brand new level added, for free: Haunt the Holidays! Scare all the shoppers out of the North Pole Department Store! Play as a new little ghost as she comes in from the freezing cold!

...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?

A side-scrolling action puzzle game starring ghosts!


Features
  • 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
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X v10.6
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ Duo 1.83GHz or faster
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 31
It's a cute game to pass time, play it around Halloween for maximum enjoyment.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 9
AUDIO: Charming                                                AESTHETIC: Adorable
MEMORABILITY: Great                                       WORTH: Full Price

PROS: Delightful atmosphere with great voice-acting! Very impressed that everything has its own animation and can be interacted with. Being a ghost and scaring people out is a creative concept and leads to a lot of laughs. There is always something new to discover. The art style is full of love and character.

CONS: The game itself is pretty short. Achievements are finicky, some are simply not working, or have to be jarred by messing with the menu options. AI can act a little wonky, especially if you've been messing with them for a long time, (as you would when trying to get certain achievements.) Not much of a challenge, otherwise.

OVERALL: An extremely cute, family-friendly game that is a safe bet gift-wise around Halloween especially. Can't wait to see more from this developer.

                                                    
SCORE: 7/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 5
Played it when it was a Flash Game. Gud ♥♥♥♥ memory. I recommend buying this game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
best game
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
Please note that I enjoyed this game, but I'm not sure if I can recommend it for other players.

I liked the graphic style of this game, and the music is fitting. However, it's only half an hour long. Sure, you can keep going back, but I "completed" the game in under half an hour. I find this shockingly short, which is why I can't recommend it.

This game is very similar to Ghost Master (also available on Steam). Although that took quite a while to build up your terror level, the satisfaction for scaring the people out of the house was great.

If you feel £4 is worth half an hour of distraction, by all means go for it. It's easy to control, there's a little cameo of the Phantom of the Opera in the theatre level (which is one of the nice touches I thought made it enjoyable). But it really is very, very short.

However, I'll keep an eye out for the developer's next games, as those little details that I enjoyed give me a feeling their next work will be very entertaining.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 17
A short, but fun game that has a deeper background to it if you're observant. You play as a ghost who needs to scare people out of various places by possessing objects with your soul and performing various actions. If you want to get sort of a taste of what this game is like, you can play "Haunt the House" on a flash gaming site like Armor Games. This has about five times the content, with the christmas update from the developers. I think the audiovisual combination creates a world that you'll remain fond of even after finishing the game :)
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2014
Nice, short and cute game. Not much deph, expect an ultra-light snack. Delicious snack.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 16, 2014
I love this game. I can play it with my 7 year old son without feeling that it will turn into a gore-fest. We both love the music and the style of gameplay, it's easy for him to grasp the controls and I really like the concept.

Very glad I bought it. Good family fun.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2014
Haunt the House is a morbidly charming game. Its brevity suits it just fine, and does nothing to impact the near innocence of it all. Some of the images you use to scare people out of the building ( or ship ) are genuinely frightening, and the controls, while a little clumsy at first, soon feel almost natural. It's a good game to come to on a rainy day, and the soundtrack sets the funhouse tone perfectly. The 'ending' served the biggest shock of all, at least for me, but I'll wait for you to see it for yourself.
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119 of 146 people (82%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 12, 2014
Why there isn't the "Mixed" button in this review!?

I mean, I personally like this game a lot. The overall style and atomosphere is just great. But I wouldn't recommend this to others because of its length. Is it too much to wish the experience lasted a little longer?
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144 of 184 people (78%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 6, 2014
Denny Crane still ain't afraid of no ghosts. But to BE a ghost? Simply fun. Fun for the whole family, politically safe and just charming. This game proves there are still game makers out there who put all their heart and... soul into their projects. Support these fine people. Denny Crane says it is well worth it.
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98 of 120 people (82%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 9, 2014
I didn't expect Haunt The House Terrortown to be this short. 30 minutes is all it took. Then the credits started rolling. Look up 'disappointing' in the dictionary and it probably shows the title of this game.
And it was pretty good actually. Possessing objects and interacting with them is fun. Especially if you can scare a bunch of people at the same time. The animations and designs are just excellent, by the way.
And sure, the controls for possessing objects could've been much better (a mouse would've worked better, or a 'snap-to' system), and the UI could've been more intuitive but the game was fun for as long as it lasted.
Still, some extra levels couldn't have hurt the game, they could've even improved it a bit.

[Rating: 71/100]
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82 of 120 people (68%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 7, 2014
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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18 of 22 people (82%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 12, 2014
It's really cute.. But virtually no replay and I beat it in 30 minutes. Honestly they should have kept this a free to play game or given us a lot more content. 3 bucks or not, I want something I can replay.
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59 of 97 people (61%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 6, 2014
I remember playing the first verison of this on a free game website a year or so ago .I was so happy to see this on steam.I always wanted more levels.It's simple but, very sp00ky.11/10 best horror game ever.Outlast aint got ♥♥♥♥ on terrortown.
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35 of 56 people (63%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 3, 2014
Haunt the House: Terrortown is in essence a game about playing the man behind the haunted house curtain. As a lonely ghost (or so I would assume, given the story centers around reclaiming the souls of others so as to collect a band of ghost friends...or something like that) it's your job to float around and posses objects to scare the living daylights out of party goers until they either abandon ship (sometimes literally) or out of stubbornness end up dead at your ghostly hands.

The problem I have with HtH is that there really isn't enough - it - here. It's mechanics are incredibly shallow and inconsistent, largely boiling down to spamming random scares until the person you are scaring finally gets the idea and fleas the scene, which doesn't really give you much of anything to work with. It never feels like you have any real control over anything, as people will run any which way they want often irregardless of how scared they are or where the source of their terror is. It makes actually getting anyone out of the house (or wherever you might happen to be) rather tedious and uninteresting, like you're shooing flies with a newspaper, occasionally lucking out and hitting one.

I guess it's somewhat a blessing then that the game is completable in under 30 minutes, as any longer and I'd likely have dropped it out of boredom, but that then falls back into the issue of there not being much of anything here. It feels like a free game fancied up into something that might resemble a fuller experience, which is pretty much exactly what Terrortown is: a slightly larger version of the original Haunt the House flash game, which more than likely lasts as long as you would want to spend with the game, and is far easier to recommend being that it's still freely available.
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 13, 2014
fun
great art
very cute
amazing music
just buy it
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 27, 2014
Spooks. Spooks all over the spooks. We got your spooks for your spooks in your spooks all up in the spooks because spooky. Spooks. I know this is dumb review look spooks.
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47 of 80 people (59%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 6, 2014
Pre-Release Review
Haunt the House: Terrortown is very short and quite a casual experience - it was originally a PlayStation mobile game, so this isn't massively surprising. So while those people looking for a challenging experience should look elsewhere, anyone else looking for lovely visuals and silly playgrounds to play around with may want to check this one out. More at my playthrough: http://youtu.be/vkj8Vkyy7NA
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 28, 2014
Played this back when it was a flash game. Short but I still love it.
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