I haven’t quite figured out what Ghost Walk is all about yet. The graphics intrigued me to start with, as did it’s moniker about being a Victorian ghost story. I have an email in to someone in the know. As soon as I learn more, I’ll pass it on.
I had first thought it was an online interactive haunted house of some kind, which got me keeping my eye out for some. I ended up finding links to three in an issue of Woman’s World soon after. Here are those:
- The Chancery House – Scroll down and click on the magical mirror to check into the Chancery House. There are different rooms to explore. Roll your cursor over different doorways and objects to find what’s clickable. Sometimes you’re taken to another section of the house, sometimes you’re linked to another site. Oh, and you want to try and find all the single red roses scattered about.
- The BoneGarden – Another one where you click different items and get taken different places, be it within the house or to external links.
- Virginia Varela – This one’s a little different. You don’t click on anything. Instead, you shine your cursor flashlight around to help you see the story’s scene. Kind of neat. Lots of areas to check out, as well as golden keys to find. Kind of a
It took a little while for the opening sequence to move to the next scene. (You watch a horse-drawn carriage speeding through pouring rain.) It’d be nice to be able to click on something to speed the story up, but it is pretty neat overall.
But of course I wasn’t satisfied with that. I wanted more! This is what a Google search revealed:
- Frightbytes – Wow. They have lots of different things to offer. They’ve been doing it up for Halloween since 1998. Interactive story offerings include the Haunted Inn, Hauntings Part I and Hauntings Part II. There are different thing to click in each of them. If you dare…
- Halloween is Here Haunted House – This one gives you more of a virtual haunted house experience in so far as you click and are taken to different rooms to see different eerie scenes. (Much as your feet would walk you through the different scenes in a haunted house.) Fun.
- Hood Mansion Virtual Haunted House – This is another neat one. You use your cursor to explore different rooms. One of the challenges is to try and find golden keys hidden throughout the mansion. Unlike the roses in Chancery House (which were fairly easy to spot), the golden keys are truly hidden. You have to scroll on items within a room and click on them to see if any golden keys are hiding there.
The best thing about all of these haunted houses was they weren’t too scary for me…just plain ol’ Halloween fun!