Game companies are doing all sorts of fun and interesting things to mark the coming of Halloween. Destiny 2 is bringing back the Festival of the Lost (opens in new tab), for instance, while Team Fortress 2 is now Scream Fortress 11 (opens in new tab), and Agent 47 is wearing a pumpkin (opens in new tab) on his head. There are some sales (opens in new tab), too.
And then there is Capcom, which is currently running a Resident Evil "Escape For Halloween (opens in new tab)" game, playable in your browser. It seems that you were kidnapped on the way to a Halloween party—oh no!—and then dropped into the deadly Umbrella Project maze, and now you have to make your way out in what is essentially a digital "Choose Your Own Adventure" game.
Your reward for busting out is a retweet from the official Capcom Dev 1 (opens in new tab) Twitter account, acknowledging your accomplishment and sharing it with the world. The catch is that it's infuriatingly difficult to do, because as far as I can tell there's no rhyme or reason to any of it. Do you destroy the security camera, try to sneak past, or make a run for it? There's nothing to hint at which path is the correct one to take (that I can figure out, anyway), and some of the outcomes are apparently randomized: One time I tried to sneak past a trap and it blew me to bits, so the second time around I shot it—and it blew me to bits.
I'll be honest, I don't think I have the patience to make it to this year's Halloween party. On my best run I made it six steps in, which according to USgamer (opens in new tab) is two-thirds of the way to the end. If this was Control, or maybe Bard's Tale 4, I might consider trying to power my way through, but I'm just not enough of a Resident Evil fan to keep it up. You win, Capcom.
I didn't want your dumb retweet anyway.
[ESCAPE FOR HALLOWEEN]You failed to escape…SITUATION 04：You're attacked from behind by Cerberus dog. https://t.co/rCJYly5Hnv #Halloween #Presistance #ResidentEvilOctober 29, 2019