Published by A-S-G. I played these on android.
Iterations: one through four
The Short: Simplistic game series with great atmosphere. In certain version you can actually “Skip” the puzzles if you find them too challenging. I find that hilarious. I mean, why are you even playing?
Recommended if you like pensive fog, the spirit world, velvet chokers
Description: This is an updated review. I already played and talked about the first Escape the Ghost Town before I knew there were three additional games.
Escape the Ghost Town has an interesting aesthetic. At first, I was tempted to situate this game within Design Netherworld but then I checked myself. At the very least, Escape the Ghost Town is not making its digs in downtown, south central Netherworld. If anything, it’s more out in the Netherworld’s most respected suburbs. This game features standard issue haunted houses with spooky garden grounds, weird marble statues, sheds full of saws, and heavily carpeted indoor spaces that strongly imply musk and dampness. The music is actually quite nice. The overall effect is a cohesive game space that usually trades in “passable” but occasionally creates a somewhat interesting room or sequestered garden area.
Escape the Ghost Town is a perfectly nice set of games. They’re fairly easy.
Difficulty Level: Easy
Difficulty Elements: readily-apparent puzzle arrays | low cascade | no Absurdity