The Haunting Overview
The Haunting is a simple point-and-click game where you play as a ghost terrorizing a little boy. Players must right click on objects to enchant. Every interaction increases the boy's fear, giving you more power and unlocking stranger abilities. This game was completed in 48 hours for Ludum Dare 33 for the theme: "You Are the Monster". You can play the game using Firefox, Safari or Internet Explorer.
For this project, I created all the art as well as programed and animated the main menu screen.
The boy has a fear meter displayed at the bottom of the screen. As the player clicks on objects, it fills up. However, it also diminishes over time. The fear meter has 3 major zones, spooked, scared and terrified. Increasing the boy's fear level, unlocks more interactions with the environment.
I wanted to give the feeling of a children's pop up book, playing around with watercolor textures and charcoal brushes.