Have you played this game?You can rate this game, record that you've played it, or put it on your wish list after you log in.
Playlists and Wishlists
RSS FeedsNew member reviews
Updates to downloadable files
All updates to this page
About the StoryEvery year your friend hosts a Halloween party where guests are expected to complete three dares. This is the third.
A Grand Guignol entry for ECTOCOMP 2016.
3rd Place, Le Grand Guignol - EctoComp 2016
"An unnerving experiential game."
On a dare, you are forced to spend some time alone in a dark room with mirrors. Which should not be inherently horrible, right? Besides, you have matches, and a safeword.
See the full review
|Average Rating: |
Number of Reviews: 3
Write a review
This game has all the usual trappings of Halloween - pumpkin spice, haunted houses, darkness. This contrasts with the genuine sense of increasing derangement as the PC spends more and more time in the titular box.
Psychomanteum has a strong concept, aided by the background music and sound effects. There were some disambiguation issues, if memory serves, and I didn't know what to make of (Spoiler - click to show)the slate. Psychomanteum leaves its truth deliberately ambiguous, but presented some deliciously creepy possibilities.
A short haunting from ectocomp, June 11, 2017
I couldn't get the game to do much, but it really had atmosphere. Just the act of lighting the matches, and the candle, and having the descriptions of your reflection described, were subtly creepy.
A short, but original&effective minimalist tale, January 2, 2017
A short piece with a novel concept, it features a limited environment but a very well implemented one, used to heighten the tension. Effectively written, and with several endings depending on what is done.
If you enjoyed Psychomanteum...
Related GamesPeople who like Psychomanteum also gave high ratings to these games:
Abusive Relationship Simulator, by porree
Average member rating: (6 ratings)
A 299-word-experience about the thrilling adventures that await you in an emotionally abusive relationship. Made for the Twiny Jam.
|Bloody Raoul, by Caleb Wilson (as Ian Cowsbell)|
Average member rating: (4 ratings)
Summer in Saturnine. What a night for knife punks!
|Fingertips: I'm Having a Heart Attack, by Andrew Schultz|
Average member rating: (7 ratings)
It's your time to make a statement. Make sure your nerves don't fail before your heart does.
PollsThe following polls include votes for Psychomanteum:
For your consideration: XYZZY-eligible Multimedia of 2016 by MathBrush
This is for suggesting games released in 2016 which you think might be worth considering for Best Use of Multimedia in the XYZZY awards. This is not a zeroth-round nomination. The category will still be text-entry, and games not...
This is version 9 of this page, edited by Hanon Ondricek on 16 November 2017 at 9:12am. - View Update History - Edit This Page - Add a News Item