Ghosts Are Good Hosts [Halloween][Silly][Spooky?]

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Ghosts Are Good Hosts [Halloween][Silly][Spooky?]

#1 Post by LeonDaydreamer » Sat Oct 31, 2015 10:28 am

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You can play Ghosts Are Good Hosts here!


This is more of a puzzle/mystery type of game rather than a VN, so I have been asked to make a proper WALKTHROUGH to help avoid rage quits.


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ANNABEL

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"Well, I've been trying my darnedest to make them like me.
I thought you can't eat someone you like, right?"



You receive a mysterious formal invitation to attend a soiree among friends at the Chateau de Carnelle... or so the letter says. However, instead you find yourself stumbled upon a party full of hungry ghosts! You will have to make friends with them if you want to make it through the evening in one piece. Annabel is another unwilling guest you encounter at the party, she would like nothing better than to not be eaten and go back to her home in Paris. Maybe you can help her, as well.


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CORSAIR

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"One time I had to endure the Duke of Earl at my table. He was not, in fact, an actual duke."

His Highness The Duke Corsair Yggdrasil The Fourth does not mince words. He is a very important individual, he says so himself. You might be interested to learn about his achievements and various collections of fine things.


HALLE

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"Oh, darling. You do know where the party is."

Yes, you have the honour of meeting the Dame Halle herself. You know her, right? She was a famous movie star who had intriguing relationships with a who's who of Hollywood's best, according to her.


KAL

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"I put glue inside Corsair's gloves one time, but I think it dried out before he put them on. That would have been so good!"

Kal is a young ghost who likes pogs, bugs, and pranks. Sometimes he likes to float upside down, sometimes he likes to float sideways.


SOUL

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"You know... you look positively scrumptious! Has anyone ever told you?"

You might not think it to look at her, but Soul is quite an academic. She enjoys learning and having thoughtful discussions.


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Genres

♦ Comedy
♦ Spookiness?
♦ Mystery
♦ Puzzle

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Writing, Art, and Programming

Leonid Pilchin (@LeonDaydreamer)

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Questions

♦ What do you think of the concept?
♦ Is the fact that it is a player-driven puzzle adventure type game (which you can get stuck in) rather than a VN more cool or annoying?
♦ How did you find the writing, characters, and artwork?
♦ What did you think about the juxtaposition of the humour with some of the more serious stories you come to uncover about the characters?
♦ Did you have to use the walkthrough? :)


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Thanks for checking it out!
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Re: Ghosts Are Good Hosts! (A Halloween Game) [Comedy|Puzzle

#2 Post by Anne » Sat Oct 31, 2015 4:22 pm

Should I be getting a black screen after entering the dining hall? (doesn't seem like I can go anywhere from there but maybe I should look harder?)

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Re: Ghosts Are Good Hosts! (A Halloween Game) [Comedy|Puzzle

#3 Post by LeonDaydreamer » Sat Oct 31, 2015 7:56 pm

Anne wrote:Should I be getting a black screen after entering the dining hall? (doesn't seem like I can go anywhere from there but maybe I should look harder?)
Hi Anne! Nope, I've been trying to troubleshoot an issue like that, but I've only seen it happen on Firefox so far. I'm not really sure what's causing it yet. Which browser are you using?
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#4 Post by Anne » Sat Oct 31, 2015 8:06 pm

Well... yeah, Firefox.
Your link gives a white screen instead of black :lol:

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#5 Post by LeonDaydreamer » Sat Oct 31, 2015 8:53 pm

Anne wrote:Well... yeah, Firefox.
Your link gives a white screen instead of black :lol:
Oh nos... I wish I was more of a programming person, I kinda trusted that if it works in Google Chrome it would work in others. I just checked though, and Internet Explorer also butchers it at that point. Thanks for letting me know!

The problem is JavaScript-related... I'll be busy the next little while trying to figure it out!
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#6 Post by LeonDaydreamer » Sat Oct 31, 2015 9:40 pm

Anne wrote:Well... yeah, Firefox.
Your link gives a white screen instead of black :lol:
Hey Anne! I fixed it! :)
It has this blinking transition effect in Firefox I'll have to look into, but the game works now.
Let me know if it plays alright for you.
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#7 Post by Anne » Sun Nov 01, 2015 5:37 pm

Yes, it seems to be working fine now, thank you!

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#8 Post by LeonDaydreamer » Mon Nov 02, 2015 3:28 pm

Anne wrote:Yes, it seems to be working fine now, thank you!
Thanks a lot for letting me know, Anne!
I haven't used Firefox in a long time, so probably a lot of people would have gotten this error if you hadn't mentioned it to me. Also, I hope the game was more fun than annoying for you. :)
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#9 Post by Elsa Kisiel » Sat Nov 07, 2015 10:26 am

Hello; I have tried to play to your game, but I'm a little stuck (I'm not very good in video game) so, I would like to ask you if there is any sort of walkthrough, soluce, help, ...? =)

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#10 Post by LeonDaydreamer » Sun Nov 08, 2015 12:20 pm

Elsa Kisiel wrote:Hello; I have tried to play to your game, but I'm a little stuck (I'm not very good in video game) so, I would like to ask you if there is any sort of walkthrough, soluce, help, ...? =)
Yeah, that was bound to happen. :P
Here, I posted a walkthrough to help if you get stuck in the puzzle aspect of the game (hopefully less people will get annoyed now):

Ghosts Are Good Hosts [Official Walkthrough]
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#11 Post by Elsa Kisiel » Sun Nov 08, 2015 2:59 pm

Thank you very much! =D

Oh, and I like very, very much your game! I have some difficulties with english, but the ghosts are so lovable that I almost forget these difficulties of mine! ^^

Edit: I finish the game (with the walkthrough game, and I like very much the end! -I will not say more, I want not to spoil somebody)

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#12 Post by LeonDaydreamer » Mon Nov 09, 2015 12:56 pm

Elsa Kisiel wrote:Thank you very much! =D
Oh, and I like very, very much your game! I have some difficulties with english, but the ghosts are so lovable that I almost forget these difficulties of mine! ^^
Edit: I finish the game (with the walkthrough game, and I like very much the end! -I will not say more, I want not to spoil somebody)
Thank you Elsa! I really appreciate it. :)
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Re: Ghosts Are Good Hosts [Halloween~Silly~Spooky]

#13 Post by LeonDaydreamer » Sun Apr 17, 2016 10:40 am

So this is a long time coming. I made Ghost Are Good Hosts for a Halloween-themed game jam last October, which I wound up joining late. I was so busy rushing to put it all together back then, that I didn't have time to do a proper page to talk about it or ask for feedback. So I finally made a mega update to all the info on here. :)
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#14 Post by LeonDaydreamer » Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:46 am

Added a cute ghost lineup image - working on the Far-off Daydream Games website. :)

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