One of my Twitter friends, who shall remain nameless, suggested I play a free early access Steam game called Spooky’s House of Jump Scares. That nameless Twitter friend is obviously trying to kill me. He almost succeeded.
I do not do well with jump scares. Where others gasp lightly, perhaps chuckling at the silliness of the situation, I make horrible noises while my mouse hand jumps all over the place, causing the first-person viewpoint of a game like Spooky’s to jerk about like I’ve been electrocuted.
Not all 1,000 rooms Lag Studios plans for full release are in the game yet, but that’s okay—I only manage to make it to room 165, some 30 minutes in, before I am no longer a going concern.
Here’s a edited look at the highlights (well, for you they’re highlights) of that 30 minute descent into the depths of Spooky’s House of Jump Scares.
The initial cuteness only makes it worse.