The Last Crown: Midnight Horror is a ghost-hunting adventure, out now

The Last Crown Midnight Horror

Ahead of The Last Crown: Blackenrock, the ghost-hunting adventure sequel from point and click developer Darkling Room, creator Jonathan Boakes has released a short Halloween tie-in titled Midnight Horror. Nigel Danvers is once again on the case, uncovering some spooky goings on in the mostly colourless town of Saxton. Here's the skinny:

"Halloween: when the veil between our world and the 'other side' is at its weakest. Witches celebrate Samhain, a Celtic festival from the old religion, conjuring the dead and communing with the spirits. Nigel Danvers, ghost-hunter, knows all about the ghosts that dwell in the darkness, he has seen plenty to convince him there are dark forces at work. So, why is Halloween so different? Something is haunting the guest rooms above the local harbour-side pub, The Bear. Who or what hides in the shadowy corners of the old Inn? What is the presence at the end of the Harbour Wall? Dusting down his old ghost-hunting gadgets, Nigel gets to work. He has one night to find out, before the veil returns to full strength, and the Halloween Horror is gone, for another year."

OOooooOOOoooOOOo. (I was being a scary ghost.) You'll be pleased to hear that development of Blackenrock is "wrapping up", and that we can expect a release date soon.

Tom Sykes

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.