October 26th, 2012 | By Alex Wilkinson
It wouldn’t really be Halloween if I didn’t include at least one game with scary weird possesed kids in, would it. Shadow Tag really does like to throw you into a maze (literally) of possessed kids. Armed only with your flashlight you have to find the keys and progressively more items to get the hell out of there.
It really is quite remarkable that the game was created over 48 hours for the Newgrounds Cabin Jam as the end result is so well crafted you would never of known. From the fluid and well designed graphics and animations to the ultra spooky and very awesomely designed audio Shadow Tag really does send a tingle down your spine.
For me even though the graphics are perfect the audio really sold me this game. It is no overdone but being added subtly. You will hear all sorts of ambiance along side creepy kids voices calling to you. It really does an amazing job of setting the scene and to me really sets this game apart from many horror games.
The premise of the game is to find your way around the maze and acquire all your belonging to escape in the car before the children can catch up to you. This can be very difficult as they home in to you continually like little pests unrelenting in their assault.
Even the best prepared person can be quite taken aback by the startling shock you get when the kids finally find you, it is quite… Terrifying.
Average play time – 2 minutes per level
Shadow Tag really does a great job at setting the creepy horror mood via the audio and fantastic visual design. I still find it hard to wrap my head around this game being designed in 48 hours, but the developers must be a very talented bunch. Play Shadow Tag this Halloween on Newgrounds here. Shadow Tag was created by the great bunch at Elvidian.
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