PLAY LIFE, LIVE GAMES: Halloween fan game shows series’ potential in gaming
I am a console gamer at heart; have been for more than 30 years. There’s something nice about buying a box, hooking it up to your television and just having it work (most of the time).
But I can admit that PC gaming has numerous advantages over consoles. Good gaming rigs are a lot more powerful than home consoles and the tech is constantly improving, so the games can look a lot better. If you can get used to it, mouse and keyboard controls are a lot more precise than a game controller. The one advantage PC gaming has over consoles that I am truly jealous of is fan creations.
Just like fans have made their own fan films for years, gamers have been creating fan games that are only available to play on PCs, as they can’t be released on consoles because they only play officially released, legal games (games like “Dreams” for PS4, in which players can create their game or level, are the exception).
Recently, a fan-made game was released and I would love to be able to play on the PlayStation 4, but know I never will.
Stefano Cagnani created a game based on the Halloween film franchise that’s playable on gamejolt.com that has you playing as a girl trying to run away from Michael Myers inside the Haddonfield Hospital.
The game uses the Michael Myers character model from the “Dead by Daylight” game, and it uses music from the different films in the series to ramp up the atmosphere, first showing Michael in shadows and in the distance before the music picks up and he starts chasing you.
At one point during the game, you see Michael brutally attacking a doctor, and rather than recording new audio for the attack, the developers ripped the iconic audio from “The Office” in which Michael Scott sees that Toby Flenderson has returned to work and he screams “No, God, please, no! No!” It’s both hilarious and scary at the same time!
"Halloween“ was one of my favorite movies of 2018, and the original is, of course, a classic. Hopefully, someone will play this fan game and see the potential in developing an officially licensed Halloween game available to everyone.
Dusty Ricketts is the editor of The Destin Log and The Walton Sun newspapers and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. He is currently playing "Star Wars Battlefront 2" and “Friday the 13th: The Game.” You can find him to play online through his PlayStation Network ID: DustRAG316.