The House of Fear

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I’m happy to announce the release of my newest interactive fiction, The House of Fear.  This surrealist historical fiction–there’s a combination you don’t see every day–is an alchemical journey based on the lives of artists Leonora Carrington and Max Ernst during World War II.  It’s a fascinating story–love found and lost, escapes from Nazi-occupied France, an abusive mental hospital, and of course some really excellent art.  (I was unable to get permissions to use Carrington’s and Ernst’s artwork in the game, but it does include pictures of them by surrealist photographer Lee Miller.)

You can download the game from its page here.  You will need an interpreter to play it; get one (along with instructions) here.  It’s worth the download, I promise.

Play, enjoy, and don’t forget to rate it.



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2 responses to “The House of Fear

  1. Hi!
    This seems like a very interesting game, gave it a short spin the other day. When I play the game in my Zoom interpreter, i get an error message about missing multimedia capabilities. I guess this has to do with the pictures that are supposed to appear in the game? Is there visual content in the game apart from the cover picture?

    • katty

      Yes, there are six illustrations in the game; unfortunately Glulx graphics aren’t terribly across-the-board compatible between interpreters and OSes (also, for copyright reasons, it needs to check the system date). I know it works for Glulxe on Windows 7 and can’t speak to anything else.

      I’m glad you found it interesting!

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