This is a PICO-8 remake of the Atari 2600 game Haunted House! Can you collect the 3 pieces of treasure and escape the house before losing all your lives or running out of matches? How quickly can you do it?
Use X/Z to light a match - be warned, it won't stay lit for long! You can't see treasure or keys without light, and you can't pick up what you can't see. The monsters in the house will pursue you and will blow out your match if they get close. If they catch you, they'll steal your key and treasure to hide them in the house again.
Use left & right arrows on the title screen to toggle match flicker on and off. If you are a player for whom flashing lights/colors can trigger seizures, you'll want to turn the flicker off.
This game was made for Toy Box Jam 2020! All of the sprite and sound assets were created by others and everyone in the jam uses the same assets to make their games. Info on the jam and credits for all the assets provided to the participants can be found on the jam's itch.io page.
A huge thank you to the following folks for some of the code used in the game that they generously released under Creative Commons licensing!
- Circle map from this Lighting Functions example by @cubee
There are probably bugs, but I've played a fair bit without a crash, so that's something at least :). So let me know in the comments how you did - time, matches & deaths!
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