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Weekday Escape

JessIt is a classic horror scenario: the car broken down in the middle of the road, the swirling snow and biting cold, the beckoning light visible just over the hill. A house! Oh, thank goodness. HouseYou can warm up, maybe get a nice cup of tea, call a mechanic. You hustle quickly through the frost and step inside the oddly quiet home...but what's this? The lights are on, cheery fireplaces crackle in every room, yet no one is there. You call out a hello, but your voice echoes unanswered through the hall. How strange. Surely the family has just stepped out for a moment....into the blizzard?

House, a sprawling escape-the-room (mansion, actually) quest from Pixelatrix Games, places you squarely into such a spooky situation. While not literally trapped inside the house, you surely cannot survive outdoors on such a bitterly freezing night; nothing to do, really, but make yourself at home. As you wander around the mansion (enormous, with more than a dozen rooms), however, you'll begin to find mysterious scraps of paper, references to codes, increasingly frantic journal entries. It soon becomes apparent that something wicked has invaded the home; if you are to survive, you must banish the evil force and bring peace back to this troubled place.

I've always loved sinking into a nice, long novel, so the length and scope of House really appealed to me. At times, however, the sheer size of the game can become daunting. This is not a game to be finished on your lunch break; depending upon how quickly you piece the puzzles together, you may expect to spend 1-3 hours playing. Unlike some escape-the-rooms, in which you may spend 10 minutes clicking vainly in an attempt to find a single hotspot, within the first few minutes of playing House you will most likely collect a number of clues and items; at least for me, however, after a while the various bits of information became a jumble, and I found myself ultimately needing to take copious notes. Still, I'd always prefer having a bit too much to deal with rather than too little.

Pixelatrix has created a truly excellent-looking game. Impressively, despite the sheer size of the game, each location is furnished beautifully; the rich environments draw the player in and create a more immersive experience. The game has relatively few "boo!" moments, which of course means that those few occurrences are all the spookier for their rarity. I wasn't, however, a fan of the bits of humor that the designers sprinkled throughout the game; to me, the random goofy references (dancing haggis?) disrupt the otherwise eerie atmosphere and undermine the suspension of disbelief.

Still, that is a minor criticism of a very enjoyable game. House has a compelling story, plenty of varied-yet-mainly-logical puzzles, and is gorgeous to boot; what more can one ask for, really?

It's time to face your demons:

Play House

Walkthrough Guide


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SPEED RUN WALKTHROUGH. I really don't recommend using this walkthrough if you want to get the most out of the game. I've already beaten it once and so this should be used more as a rough guide to help you out when you're really stuck. It's totally full of spoilers, and pays no attention to the finer details of this game.

1. Go left until you see the clearing in the forest.

2. Go up and enter the house.

3. Enter the room by the red shielded statue.

4. Turn and face the round table, it has a bunch of coloured boxes on top of it. Click the statue standing alone on the table. Leave this room.

5. Enter the room by the blue shielded statue

6. Click on the dinner table, and click the bowl on the right. Get the key.

7. Go upstairs and use the key on the door directly in front of you. *Note: to use inventory items, click on your brief case, then click and drag the item you wish to use towards the bottom of the window, then drag it to where you want to use it.*

8. Enter the bedroom.

9. Turn around until you see the fireplace. Zoom in on the table.

10. Use your little sphynx-like statue that you picked up before on the red box and open it. Take the key.

[TORN PAPER 1]

11. Turn around and face the dresser. Open the top drawer and take note of the piece of paper. The codes never seem to change, so that'll make this walkthrough easier for me. haha. This is the middle piece. O # #

12. Look under the bed, click the whitt thing sticking out from the shadows to get the knife.

13. Leave that room and go back to the main hallway upstairs. Turn around and find the door with the bloody hand print on it. Use the key you found in the red box in this door. Enter the room.

[BUTTERFLY COIN]

14. Look around and find the butterfly display on the wall. Click the silver coint in the middle of it to put it in your inventory.

15. Turn around and find the fireplace, zoom in on it, a face will show up and try to scare you (no audio, just a face... it's from the Exorcist :D). Grab the key in the fireplace.

16. While you're in this room, look around for a blue box. Open it up, it'll be full of jewelry. On the left side is a note, it mentions the code for the butterfly safe is in the kitchen.

17. Leave this room for now and go downstairs. Enter the dining room area again (by the blue shield) and face the door that ISN'T by the phone and the suit of armour.

18. Use your newly found key in this door.

--Side note: Things start getting tricky here, so I'll try to leave some headings for hints.--

[Code for butterfly safe]

19. Look around down here for the table with the chairs around it. Read the book, and write down the first letter of each sentence. It should spell...

[Butterfly Safe Spoiler]

20. ...APOCALYPSE...

21. Go around and look for the kitchen area, with the stove and such. Click the vertical cupboard doors by the Cheese, then click on the one on the left and get the "Best Quality Vinegar"

22. Return to the room with the bloody handprint on the door and enter the code "Apocalypse" on the butterfly safe (it's on a chair). If this code doesn't work, back away from the safe, click on it, and try it again. When you get the code right, the panel with the buttons should slide up and reveal a golden key.

23. Return to the room by the red shield, and look at the table with the bowl of fruit on it. Click on the box on the table and it should slide to the side and reveal a keyhole.

[Box by the fruit bowl]

24. Use the key you got from the butterfly safe to open this box. Take the item inside.

25. Turn around until you're facing the desk. Click the desk then click the note on the right.

[Paper with the black scribbles on it]

26. Use the vinegar you got from the kitchen on this note to reveal a poem. Take note of the colours, and the orders they're in. Now, go around the house and look for the shields. Each shield has a unique design on it. Match the designs with the colours. Once you have it all written down (Don't worry, I'll include it in a couple of steps). go back up to the bedroom.

27. Face the bed, and put the yellow and black thing you got from the box in the living room in the slot in the headboard. It should slide up and reveal a new puzzle. Here's where that rhyme comes in handy...

[Bedboard Puzzle Solution]

28. Here's the colours and their shapes in the proper order:

Red: The diamond made out of squares
Blue: The 2 X's
Green: Circle
Violet: Loopy Square
Yellow: Solid Diamond
White: the ^

Touch the shapes in that order to reveal the next key.

Like the butterfly safe, if you mess up, just zoom out from the shapes, and zoom back in on them and try it again.

29. Leave this room and look around for the room beside the Bathroom (to the right of the statue with the green shield). Use your key here. **The painting on the left will briefly display a creepy face.**

30. Look around for the Piano. Zoom in on it.

[PIANO SOLUTION]

31. When done correctly, a loud gunshot sound will be heard. I nearly flew out of my chair. ahaha.

You should notice 3 keys with blood on them. Start with the one on the furthest right, then move left only playing the 3 bloody keys.

32. Click on the safe on the wall. This is where those torn up pieces of paper come in handy.

[TORN PAPER 2]

33. Turn around until you find a table with an oval-ish basket kinda thing on top of it. Open the desk to find to top piece. # O #

34. Also, while in this room, turn to the fireplace, zoom in on the table, and click the knitting needle on the bottom to add it to your inventory.

[TORN PAPER 3]

35. Head back out to the main upstairs hallway, and look at the desk between the boy's room and the door with the blood on it, there's a table. Open it up and you'll find the bottom piece. # # O

[PIANO SAFE]

36. Return to the music room and look at the wall panel that was covered up by the painting. Putting together the 3 pieces of torn paper you found, you should end up with this:

# O #
O # #
# # O

where O's are buttons you want to push. Start from the top, and go down. Grab the key.

37. Leave the music room and make your way to the kid's room. It's the one with the poster on the door. **Opening this door will cue a shadowy figure to move toward the screen in an attempt to frighten you**

38. Not sure if this is necessary, but look around until you see the bed, click the dresser, open the top drawer, click the skull.

39. Look around again until you find the corner with the rocking horse and teddy bear.

[SKULL COIN]

40. Zoom in on the rocking horse. Click the skull coin in its eye to add it to your inventory.

41. Zoom back out and click the bear in the chair. Click the bear again to turn it around...

[ATTIC KEY]

42. ...Use your knife on the bear to behead it and get the key to the attic.

43. Return once again to the kitchen area downstairs. Zoom in on the radio on the counter.

[MONA LISA PAINTING CODE]

44. Use your knitting needle on the radio's antenna to boost its signal. Press either button on the radio to hear a message about "The Attic". It contains a crucial code.

45. Head back upstairs and use your attic key in the only door up there that doesn't have a key. Enter the room and you'll see a shadowy figure at the top of the stairs that will fade away shortly after appearing. Go up the stairs and enter the attic.

45-1. For some good spooks, check out all the paintings (and click them).

46. Look around for a table by a window. There are two. You want the one with the drawer under it. Open the drawer and take the white cloth.

47. Look around again for a painting of the Mona Lisa. Click the tab in the cat's mouth and the painting should slide down revealing yet another safe. This is where the "Attic code" comes in handy.

[MONA LISA CODE SPOILER]

48. Enter in the code you heard from the radio into this number pad: 8466. Grab the key in there.

49. Look around in the attic for a door with blood under it. Use the key you got with this door. (It's the only door up there).

50. Look around for the brown chest. There's a path of blood leading to it. Zoom in on the chest and put your skull coin in the hole under the skull. Open the chest and take the Blue Essence.

51. Zoom out again and look around for a pile of furnature. Click the large desk. It's time to clean up this mess...

[The attic mess]

52. Start off by moving the table on the right, on top of hte desk with the drawers.

Then move the trophy thing

then the chair

the silver light thing

the chair/silver light (click it and it should disappear)

the table/trophy (again, clicking should make it disappear)

the lamp

the large red desk

the large desk that the lamp moved to.

and finally, the large round table in the background.

[BASEMENT KEY]

53. Click the chest in the back. Put your butterfly coin in the hole. Open the box, get the basement key.

54. Make your way down to the basement... (the darkness by the mona lisa painting gets you to the bedroom level, then go down the stairs into the kitchen, then into that dark flight of stairs.) Use your key with that door.

55. You'll find yourself in a room with all sorts of blood on the walls. Turning around will reveal a freaky shadow in a hole in the wall. It won't hurt you, just sit there and watch it cower into the hole.

55. Click on the hole, then click on it again to enter that part of the house.

56. Turn around until you see the large design on the wall, and the bowl. Click the altar to zoom in on it.

57. Use your cloth to remove the line from the bottom of the triangle

58. Pour your blue essence into the bowl. There'll be a loud scream and a head will float out of the bowl. You can now enter the room that had the spinning thing in it no problem.

59. You're almost there. Go through the dark hole in the wall, there's a really weak attempt at a sewer maze... you can't get lost, though. There'll be an enterance with bars, and 2 without. One will take you to the next screen, the other will just say that you don't want to go back the way you came.

60. You'll eventually find yourself in a nicer lookign sewer. Keep doing the same thing as before. Click the skeleton hand in cieling for added lulz.

61. Go up the ladder when you find it, then out the manhole.

62. Go to the railroad station, and it doesn't matter which options you pick, you'll always get the same ending. Click the ticket, annnnd

63. You're done!

Here it is, my stream-of-consciousness Hint-through for this game. (it's long, though)

"Ugh, snow in June? What is this, nuclear winter? The evil twin of the Deus ex Machina? ...At least I can see a light nearby. Sorry, Car, you'll have to stay here. It's a good thing you don't hold any important key items, or else I'd be screwed on screen two.

"Hey, there's a big house over there! I could stay there or at least call for a tow truck or- 'How'd you do? I see you've met my faith-" Oh wait, there's no one here.

"'Hello? Anyone here?' ...Nope, just some old suits of armour, some paintings, and various fireplaces and candles... Well, let's get to ransacking. That blue knight has both the lights lit up on it... I feel slightly less spooked looking in that room first."

"Mmm, candy and a key. I hope nobody meant to take the stuff in those bowls... Lessee... Hippos, nope. Drawer, hmm, so that's what's with the missing paintings... This must be the door that leads to the kitchen... but it's locked. Hey, a yellow knight and a phone! ... Right, why should the phones work in a cozy abandoned house?"

"Okay, moving on to Red Knight Room, it's a study. More books, boxes with statuettes except for one that's boxless (yoink!) and ah-hah! An obvious note out by itself! This must have some sort of important- oh, great. Covered in ink. I should've guessed.
Fine, I guess I have to go up the spooky stairs now, noting the emblem on the white knight who's in front of the front door before I go.

"USE KEY ON DOOR. My character unlocks the door with the key. ...Oh, I drag it out of the inventory and on to the keyhole... Well, maybe there's someone in- Nope, still nothing. Well, torn paper with circles on it, tarot cards, the murder weapon under the bed (obviously),a TV that still works somehow (hey, those lights on that UFO look like a puzzle solution, better write 'em down), and a painting with eyes that look like those little haggis monsters (cute, but not scary), a box that works with my statuette, and a book by Hieronymous Borcht... heheh, I get it... Okay, not really "nothing', just nothing blood-soaked and evil.

"Whoops, it seems I spoke too soon. That door with the bloody handprint? Okay, sudden body-part leapings in 3, 2, 1..."

"...Oh, whew. Merely a butterfly. And... Okay, now this is scary. Talk of a skull, a fireplace with no fire (but a key), and the dreaded butterfly safe. Still preferable to a butterfly knife, though. Butterflies too, with a removable emblem. I- did that one just move its wings? Dear comforting Violet knight, what manner of dwelling is this? The box of jewelery... Is that blood, obscuring the note? A......P.. What?"

"The note mentioned the password for the safe lay waiting in the kitchen. Thankfully, the key opened the door, next to the yellow knight. The knives? No, there isn't an event flag from returning the murder weapon; the chemicals? My allergies prevent me from touching them, save the vinegar. The alcohol?
Some bottles are obscured by others. The book? ... No word starts with A and has a P later on... What about the first letter on each line- no avail... What about the first letter of each sentence... Oooohhh..."

"Hm, I could use that vinegar to wash away the ink on that letter back there. Perhaps I should write that down. It isn't as if I'm writing a journal with actual entries.
Now, to input that password and no doubt receive another key. This one doesn't fit in the bathroom... Apparently, it was never locked. This book should have useful information... Now to look for the keyhole for this key.

"This doesn't look like the key for a door... Of course! The box in the Room of the Red Knight! Ah, the reason why the butterfly emblem did nothing to the headboard was because it had no tip on the back! Now to head back upstairs and review my notes in case of another puzzle..."

"...Every puzzle has an answer. This one's answer being the note I cleansed with vinegar. This key takes me to... a bloodstained conservatory. What music is 'bad', and why? none of the keys work except the ones with blo-oh. At least I can take a knitting needle for some reason."

"Okay, this thinking/writing like H.P. Lovecraft is taking too long. I remember when my friend returned from delving into the Submachine, he came back stumbling around, muttering about radios and gems. Since there are no gems here, but there is a radio... Ah, the 'knitting kneedle' works! Now if only I could make out what was being said... 'Eight-One-Six-Six'? Four instead of one? Yeah, I'll go with one."

"Oh right, back to the safe that popped off after the piano notes; it's a good thing I looked in every drawer and remembered which pieces of paper had the circles on them. Too bad it was torn up in three pieces. There's one in this room, the one in the bedroom, and one in the upstairs hallway drawer so hmm..."

"Another key. To the little kid's room... This can't be pleasant. Ugh. Eah... Oh, hello, Murray. Nothing spooky or sarcastic to say? I guess I'll take a look in the
toy chest PUSH A+B! *GAME OVER*

"This can't be happening! Okay, seriously, at least there's something on the rocking horse I can take. As for the teddy bear... Ugh, how can anyone put a key in it and sew it back up as if it was new? ...This one must lead to the attic. Too bad I forgot to pack my shotgun."

"Whew, no zombies. Uh-oh, there are all the scary paintings. It's all up to me now; I'll rid them of their evil by jumping into their inner worlds,
just like in Mario 64!"

"...Ow. At least one of them has numbers above it, so I can use the radio code. Now to head up and get gory stuff thrown at me. Ugh."

"Wow, I expect ghosts and devils, and what do I get? An attic mess. So I've gotta shove this over here, put this on there, push them aside, and get a chance to use both of those coins I had. A key and best quality blue-flavoured essense. I could use that with my cloth if I need to drug any cultists. Well, that last key must be for the basement. Time for a final end boss or last puzzle *gulp*"

"Dear sweet hopefully existant God. I have to get out, even if it means following that... presence. Ugh.. Where am I? A desecrated altar... Oh, the cloth! Just change the symbol from red to blue, use the essence, dispel all of this... Nethlek! Redgormor! Ulyaoth!

"The fire... The beautiful, cleansing fire... The house and its fiendish South Park-ish inhabitants are gone for good... As am I... Or I could just escape into those sewers over there... A complex sewer maze? I'd rather take my chances with the fire but here goes..."

"That's left, straight, right, uh-oh. I'm lost and there's a skeletal arm up there... Woah, what just happened? Anyway, better go back down and... I'm out? Really? Wow, I was worried I'd have to wander for hours in a confusing labrynth! Thanks, sewer not-really-a-maze!"

"So that's how I got in and out of an old, out-of-the-way haunted house. After that, I don't even want to hear the word 'House' again. I'd rather go and see what's on TV... Oh NOOOOOOOOO!"

126 Comments

WHOA!!

that face in the fireplace gave me a heart attack!

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working on the

Butterfly Safe code. I *think* I've found the right clue but I'm having trouble interpreting.

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Ok, got that. I feel dumb now, got thrown off by a silly thing. Now I'm

stuck in the headboard puzzle

.

I'm getting sort of frustrated with the heavily linear nature of this game. Solve puzzle, get key, unlock next puzzle, solve, get key, repeat. There's not much exploration to it, for all that the house is huge.

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Any hints on the

butterfly safe code? It says the clue is in the kitchen, and what I can read through the blood looks like "a ____ q ____", but I can't find anything that works for that.

The problem with that linear nature is that if you get stuck on a puzzle, there's really no way to progress, because there's no alternate line of action.

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Stoned_Dragon Author Profile Page October 15, 2008 2:17 AM

Ok... im done with this game for a while! I have played many escape games, but I have no clue how to use the items in my inventory...

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Just started playing this... Does it remind anybody else a bit of the NES title "The Uninvited"?

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Josh,

There's no blood on the correct clue in the kitchen. In fact, you probably looked at it and went, "huh? boring."

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Is it possible to save/load your game in this? (Before I Get too far into it)

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JazzyPhay Author Profile Page October 15, 2008 3:45 AM

I'm stuck! I'm at the part with the butterfly safe, and I think I have some idea as to the password, but I have no idea how to work the safe, or maybe I have the passwords wrong. HELP!!!!!!

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Anonymous October 15, 2008 3:47 AM

How do you get to the kitchen??

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I'm in the kitchen and I think I know where I should be looking. But I can't find anything with a Q

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we need an IRC channel for some group discussion. lol

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This password is driving me mad...any ideas anyone?!

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Stoned_Dragon, drag items to the bottom of the screen, then place them on the location you want to use them.

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JazzyPhay Author Profile Page October 15, 2008 4:12 AM

I thought it was an A and a P

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JazzyPhay Author Profile Page October 15, 2008 4:16 AM

OK, I quit, time for a NEW GAME

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We need to group up on the JIG irc channel and team up on this puzzle! Anybody figure out what's being said on the radio in the kitchen? It could be vital.

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Alright, I'm out, also on the butterfly safe. My thoughts:

The 2nd visible letter is almost certainly a P or R. Compare the handwriting to the letter in the study.

The first word should be about 8 letters long, or else there isn't space for it, or there's too much space.

The sources of verbage in the kitchen are the under-the-counter stuff, which doesn't have anything remotely correct, the bulletin board (longshot), and the book.

The only problem is that I tried all of the possible combinations....

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completed butterfly code, now trying to figure out the damned headboard? any ideas

for the butterfly

in the kitchen the book has what your looking for, just locate the key information

the capitlized vegitables

Apocalypse

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OSH- just figured out the key to the butterfly safe.

You might want to be more interested in agriculture... Read that book a few times, there's more than meets the eye.

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akahorsechoker Author Profile Page October 15, 2008 4:45 AM

for the butterfly safe

it's the first letter of every sentence of the recipe book in the kitchen

APOCALYPSE

does anyone know how to do the headboard puzzle?

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Akahorsechoker:

Did you get the Vinegar?

Did you find the note in the office with the black all over it?

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holy crap, the

piano part

. I just flew out of my chair and clenched up. lol. This game has me on edge.

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akahorsechoker Author Profile Page October 15, 2008 4:53 AM

Thanks Wardrich, can't believe I missed that...

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You're welcome. It was kind of a fluke that I found it. I was getting frustrated and using everything on everything. lol

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lol, I jumped again!

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Stuck again...

Inventory:

-Skull Coin
-Butterfly Coin
-Knitting Needle

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pabsy1927 Author Profile Page October 15, 2008 5:07 AM

further than me!!..im still stuck with

butterfly coin, gold key and knife!!!

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pabsy:

Go into the boy's room, and stab the stuffing out of whatever you can find.

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pabsy1927 Author Profile Page October 15, 2008 5:12 AM

How do I get in there?that gold key doesnt seem to work anywhere?!...thanks

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Can anyone tell me how to get to the kitchen?

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Can someone explain how you are supposed to use the butterfly box letters? I worked out the word, and then checked here, and have the same word, but it won't let me click the right buttons? Is there something I have to do first?

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Any hints for the Mona Lisa code?

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pabsy:

Have you opened the box back in the room by the red statue?

Edd:

Back away from the box, then zoom in on it again and try typing the password again. Make sure you're spelling it right, it's APOCALYPSE.

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Working on that part now, Makrone.

I'm wondering if it has to do with one of the ads on the TV in the bedroom.

There's one that kind of looks like that safe, but it doesn't get into details.

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pabsy1927 Author Profile Page October 15, 2008 5:19 AM

cheers wadrich, doen that put this is too tough for me!!!...good luck guys!

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Once I beat it this first time, I'll try for a speedrun and do my first walkthrough. lol.

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Makrone: Got it!

Put the Knitting needle on the antenna on the radio! I knew that radio was important :D

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I worked out the needle on the radio... but I don't have sound... what does it do!?

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Great! Thanks =D

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edd:

it gives you the code to the painting in the attic

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Ummm... might need some help then, as lacking sound might be a problem...

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JazzyPhay Author Profile Page October 15, 2008 5:36 AM

I just got into the attic, how do I read that piece of paper? What's with the mona lisa safe?

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edd:

mine was 8466. hopefully it doesn't change

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pabsy1927 Author Profile Page October 15, 2008 5:38 AM

still here.!lol...

in the piano room whats with the circles, ive found two pieces of paper with red and green but can figure out what to with the puzzle?!

Thanks for the help guys!!haha

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pabsy1927 Author Profile Page October 15, 2008 5:40 AM

dont worry i got it...im stooooopid

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man, this game has me so freaked out that I actually DON'T want inventory items. lmao, I just want it to end already! hahaha

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anyone else trying to work out how to get blue essense off the tv?..

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Really enjoy a good scare, I'm in the basement now and nearly fell off my chair.. Stuck though. I only have blue liquid and a white something, napkin maybe?

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akahorsechoker Author Profile Page October 15, 2008 5:52 AM

Edd

i got a bottle of blue essence in the attic, what are you trying to use it for? i don't know what to do with it. i have that, a piece of paper (i think) and a butterfly coin

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Makrone: I Think we're in the same spot. lol. There's the book on the bathroom floor, but I'm not sure how to make good use of it.

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OH SNAP! I THINK I'M OUT!

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Ok... I can help you... but I need your help, as I just can't find the essense..

use the paper on the ritual circle in the basement (it's somewhere around the demon...this will make the symbol water instead... then I presume this wil kill the demon?

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JazzyPhay Author Profile Page October 15, 2008 5:55 AM

So I got to the basement with the Blue crap and what I think is a piece of cloth, not paper, and I'm in the hole in front of the symbol that means earth and now I don't know what to do.

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OUT! :D

Brace for walkthrough

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akahorsechoker Author Profile Page October 15, 2008 5:56 AM

essence is in the box with the skull on it in the attic, use the skull coin on the box to open it

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Jazzy:

You need to use your cloth to change that symbol before you can do anything else.

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JazzyPhay Author Profile Page October 15, 2008 5:59 AM

I got it! thank you I finally got out of the stupid house 3 hours later! OMG! it has never taken me this long to get out! I hate (and love) this game

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akahorsechoker Author Profile Page October 15, 2008 5:59 AM

where's the basement key?

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Out! Thanks for the help, wardrich. Nice game :D

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Akahorsechoker:

It's in the butterfly chest

Have you cleaned up the pile of furniture in the bloody room in the attic?

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akahorsechoker Author Profile Page October 15, 2008 6:06 AM

Thanks again Wardrich!

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lol, I'm playing this thru a second time to do up a walkthru, and I totally forget what I use the first key on. *facepalm*

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Hmmm... where is the skeleton coin then... that would explain why I couldn't find the blue essense...

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lol, nvm... I'm just a newb

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Edd:

Check the rocking horse in the kid's room.

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Yay... thanks for all the help... i can get back to work now...

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haha, you're welcome Edd! Glad I could help. :D

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Papachabre Author Profile Page October 15, 2008 7:05 AM

Spooky game but it was a little slow and tedious for my taste.

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SonicLover Author Profile Page October 15, 2008 7:30 AM

Dang, I wish I was as far along as you guys are...

I just got the gold key from the butterfly safe. It won't work on any of the doors, and I don't remember seeing anything else that needed a key. I also have a bloody knife and a butterfly coin. Help?

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SPEED RUN WALKTHROUGH. I really don't recommend using this walkthrough if you want to get the most out of the game. I've already beaten it once and so this should be used more as a rough guide to help you out when you're really stuck. It's totally full of spoilers, and pays no attention to the finer details of this game.

1. Go left until you see the clearing in the forest.

2. Go up and enter the house.

3. Enter the room by the red shielded statue.

4. Turn and face the round table, it has a bunch of coloured boxes on top of it. Click the statue standing alone on the table. Leave this room.

5. Enter the room by the blue shielded statue

6. Click on the dinner table, and click the bowl on the right. Get the key.

7. Go upstairs and use the key on the door directly in front of you. *Note: to use inventory items, click on your brief case, then click and drag the item you wish to use towards the bottom of the window, then drag it to where you want to use it.*

8. Enter the bedroom.

9. Turn around until you see the fireplace. Zoom in on the table.

10. Use your little sphynx-like statue that you picked up before on the red box and open it. Take the key.

[TORN PAPER 1]

11. Turn around and face the dresser. Open the top drawer and take note of the piece of paper. The codes never seem to change, so that'll make this walkthrough easier for me. haha. This is the middle piece. O # #

12. Look under the bed, click the whitt thing sticking out from the shadows to get the knife.

13. Leave that room and go back to the main hallway upstairs. Turn around and find the door with the bloody hand print on it. Use the key you found in the red box in this door. Enter the room.

[BUTTERFLY COIN]

14. Look around and find the butterfly display on the wall. Click the silver coint in the middle of it to put it in your inventory.

15. Turn around and find the fireplace, zoom in on it, a face will show up and try to scare you (no audio, just a face... it's from the Exorcist :D). Grab the key in the fireplace.

16. While you're in this room, look around for a blue box. Open it up, it'll be full of jewelry. On the left side is a note, it mentions the code for the butterfly safe is in the kitchen.

17. Leave this room for now and go downstairs. Enter the dining room area again (by the blue shield) and face the door that ISN'T by the phone and the suit of armour.

18. Use your newly found key in this door.

--Side note: Things start getting tricky here, so I'll try to leave some headings for hints.--

[Code for butterfly safe]

19. Look around down here for the table with the chairs around it. Read the book, and write down the first letter of each sentence. It should spell...

[Butterfly Safe Spoiler]

20. ...APOCALYPSE...

21. Go around and look for the kitchen area, with the stove and such. Click the vertical cupboard doors by the Cheese, then click on the one on the left and get the "Best Quality Vinegar"

22. Return to the room with the bloody handprint on the door and enter the code "Apocalypse" on the butterfly safe (it's on a chair). If this code doesn't work, back away from the safe, click on it, and try it again. When you get the code right, the panel with the buttons should slide up and reveal a golden key.

23. Return to the room by the red shield, and look at the table with the bowl of fruit on it. Click on the box on the table and it should slide to the side and reveal a keyhole.

[Box by the fruit bowl]

24. Use the key you got from the butterfly safe to open this box. Take the item inside.

25. Turn around until you're facing the desk. Click the desk then click the note on the right.

[Paper with the black scribbles on it]

26. Use the vinegar you got from the kitchen on this note to reveal a poem. Take note of the colours, and the orders they're in. Now, go around the house and look for the shields. Each shield has a unique design on it. Match the designs with the colours. Once you have it all written down (Don't worry, I'll include it in a couple of steps). go back up to the bedroom.

27. Face the bed, and put the yellow and black thing you got from the box in the living room in the slot in the headboard. It should slide up and reveal a new puzzle. Here's where that rhyme comes in handy...

[Bedboard Puzzle Solution]

28. Here's the colours and their shapes in the proper order:

Red: The diamond made out of squares
Blue: The 2 X's
Green: Circle
Violet: Loopy Square
Yellow: Solid Diamond
White: the ^

Touch the shapes in that order to reveal the next key.

Like the butterfly safe, if you mess up, just zoom out from the shapes, and zoom back in on them and try it again.

29. Leave this room and look around for the room beside the Bathroom (to the right of the statue with the green shield). Use your key here. **The painting on the left will briefly display a creepy face.**

30. Look around for the Piano. Zoom in on it.

[PIANO SOLUTION]

31. When done correctly, a loud gunshot sound will be heard. I nearly flew out of my chair. ahaha.

You should notice 3 keys with blood on them. Start with the one on the furthest right, then move left only playing the 3 bloody keys.

32. Click on the safe on the wall. This is where those torn up pieces of paper come in handy.

[TORN PAPER 2]

33. Turn around until you find a table with an oval-ish basket kinda thing on top of it. Open the desk to find to top piece. # O #

34. Also, while in this room, turn to the fireplace, zoom in on the table, and click the knitting needle on the bottom to add it to your inventory.

[TORN PAPER 3]

35. Head back out to the main upstairs hallway, and look at the desk between the boy's room and the door with the blood on it, there's a table. Open it up and you'll find the bottom piece. # # O

[PIANO SAFE]

36. Return to the music room and look at the wall panel that was covered up by the painting. Putting together the 3 pieces of torn paper you found, you should end up with this:

# O #
O # #
# # O

where O's are buttons you want to push. Start from the top, and go down. Grab the key.

37. Leave the music room and make your way to the kid's room. It's the one with the poster on the door. **Opening this door will cue a shadowy figure to move toward the screen in an attempt to frighten you**

38. Not sure if this is necessary, but look around until you see the bed, click the dresser, open the top drawer, click the skull.

39. Look around again until you find the corner with the rocking horse and teddy bear.

[SKULL COIN]

40. Zoom in on the rocking horse. Click the skull coin in its eye to add it to your inventory.

41. Zoom back out and click the bear in the chair. Click the bear again to turn it around...

[ATTIC KEY]

42. ...Use your knife on the bear to behead it and get the key to the attic.

43. Return once again to the kitchen area downstairs. Zoom in on the radio on the counter.

[MONA LISA PAINTING CODE]

44. Use your knitting needle on the radio's antenna to boost its signal. Press either button on the radio to hear a message about "The Attic". It contains a crucial code.

45. Head back upstairs and use your attic key in the only door up there that doesn't have a key. Enter the room and you'll see a shadowy figure at the top of the stairs that will fade away shortly after appearing. Go up the stairs and enter the attic.

45-1. For some good spooks, check out all the paintings (and click them).

46. Look around for a table by a window. There are two. You want the one with the drawer under it. Open the drawer and take the white cloth.

47. Look around again for a painting of the Mona Lisa. Click the tab in the cat's mouth and the painting should slide down revealing yet another safe. This is where the "Attic code" comes in handy.

[MONA LISA CODE SPOILER]

48. Enter in the code you heard from the radio into this number pad: 8466. Grab the key in there.

49. Look around in the attic for a door with blood under it. Use the key you got with this door. (It's the only door up there).

50. Look around for the brown chest. There's a path of blood leading to it. Zoom in on the chest and put your skull coin in the hole under the skull. Open the chest and take the Blue Essence.

51. Zoom out again and look around for a pile of furnature. Click the large desk. It's time to clean up this mess...

[The attic mess]

52. Start off by moving the table on the right, on top of hte desk with the drawers.

Then move the trophy thing

then the chair

the silver light thing

the chair/silver light (click it and it should disappear)

the table/trophy (again, clicking should make it disappear)

the lamp

the large red desk

the large desk that the lamp moved to.

and finally, the large round table in the background.

[BASEMENT KEY]

53. Click the chest in the back. Put your butterfly coin in the hole. Open the box, get the basement key.

54. Make your way down to the basement... (the darkness by the mona lisa painting gets you to the bedroom level, then go down the stairs into the kitchen, then into that dark flight of stairs.) Use your key with that door.

55. You'll find yourself in a room with all sorts of blood on the walls. Turning around will reveal a freaky shadow in a hole in the wall. It won't hurt you, just sit there and watch it cower into the hole.

55. Click on the hole, then click on it again to enter that part of the house.

56. Turn around until you see the large design on the wall, and the bowl. Click the altar to zoom in on it.

57. Use your cloth to remove the line from the bottom of the triangle

58. Pour your blue essence into the bowl. There'll be a loud scream and a head will float out of the bowl. You can now enter the room that had the spinning thing in it no problem.

59. You're almost there. Go through the dark hole in the wall, there's a really weak attempt at a sewer maze... you can't get lost, though. There'll be an enterance with bars, and 2 without. One will take you to the next screen, the other will just say that you don't want to go back the way you came.

60. You'll eventually find yourself in a nicer lookign sewer. Keep doing the same thing as before. Click the skeleton hand in cieling for added lulz.

61. Go up the ladder when you find it, then out the manhole.

62. Go to the railroad station, and it doesn't matter which options you pick, you'll always get the same ending. Click the ticket, annnnd

63. You're done!

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Woo! my first ever walkthrough. lol. Hopefully it helps you guys out. This game has a lot of really awesome smaller details put into it, so I tried to put some headlines over points here and there to avoid maximum spoilage.

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Darn.

I was SO sure that in this game I would be a grumpy but brilliant diagnostic doctor with infinite supply of witty yet demeaning remarks.

But nope, I'm trying to escape from a room. Grrr.

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Let's see, I open the front door, go into the house, turn around, go back outside...

OUT!

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so, I'm not familiar with the other game referenced in the sewer part - anybody know?

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Apparently, there were several allusions to other games by pixelatrix games. I just checked out the homepage.

Cheers,

Dan

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Ha, I also noticed a reference to the Silent Hill series by Capcom - I forget where now, but there was a postcard from Henry (the protagonist in Silent Hill), Cheryl (Henry's lost daughter), and a couple other names - I'm not sure if those are also Silent Hill characters, but they may be?

Dan

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This looks really well-done. I want to finish it thoroughly, then do a stream-of-consciousness-style walkthrough, for getting the most out of it. (Unless I'm beaten to the punch again. Grr.)

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Hi, I'm the person behind Pixelatrix Games and I want to thank you for playing "House", I am thrilled!

Dan, you are correct about the references to "Silent Hill", all my games contain small tokens of my affection for games I've played and loved.

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Octochan,

"so, I'm not familiar with the other game referenced in the sewer part - anybody know?"

The game referenced is "Ferkakta By Night".

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Even Monkey Island? Right when I heard the name "Murray", I thought, "Wait, that was a silly game, not a horror game!" Still, it works here.

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Gar, yes, exactly :-) I loved Monkey Island, so I named the skull "Murray". I'm glad that people got the references, I knew all good gamers would.

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Kudos for MI reference...

Although I don't think "Murray" is a particularly good one, since MI games after the second one weren't made by the original team, hence I agree with folks who don't consider them "true" Monkey Island games.

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I've been writing my aforementioned hint-through, but considering all the steps involved, even writing it without sounding ominous and grandiose makes it look very long. Is there a length limit to posting in one spoiler tag?

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No length limit, Gar.

But be sure to place a blank line before and after each spoiler tag, and preview your work before posting please. :)

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Here it is, my stream-of-consciousness Hint-through for this game. (it's long, though)

"Ugh, snow in June? What is this, nuclear winter? The evil twin of the Deus ex Machina? ...At least I can see a light nearby. Sorry, Car, you'll have to stay here. It's a good thing you don't hold any important key items, or else I'd be screwed on screen two.

"Hey, there's a big house over there! I could stay there or at least call for a tow truck or- 'How'd you do? I see you've met my faith-" Oh wait, there's no one here.

"'Hello? Anyone here?' ...Nope, just some old suits of armour, some paintings, and various fireplaces and candles... Well, let's get to ransacking. That blue knight has both the lights lit up on it... I feel slightly less spooked looking in that room first."

"Mmm, candy and a key. I hope nobody meant to take the stuff in those bowls... Lessee... Hippos, nope. Drawer, hmm, so that's what's with the missing paintings... This must be the door that leads to the kitchen... but it's locked. Hey, a yellow knight and a phone! ... Right, why should the phones work in a cozy abandoned house?"

"Okay, moving on to Red Knight Room, it's a study. More books, boxes with statuettes except for one that's boxless (yoink!) and ah-hah! An obvious note out by itself! This must have some sort of important- oh, great. Covered in ink. I should've guessed.
Fine, I guess I have to go up the spooky stairs now, noting the emblem on the white knight who's in front of the front door before I go.

"USE KEY ON DOOR. My character unlocks the door with the key. ...Oh, I drag it out of the inventory and on to the keyhole... Well, maybe there's someone in- Nope, still nothing. Well, torn paper with circles on it, tarot cards, the murder weapon under the bed (obviously),a TV that still works somehow (hey, those lights on that UFO look like a puzzle solution, better write 'em down), and a painting with eyes that look like those little haggis monsters (cute, but not scary), a box that works with my statuette, and a book by Hieronymous Borcht... heheh, I get it... Okay, not really "nothing', just nothing blood-soaked and evil.

"Whoops, it seems I spoke too soon. That door with the bloody handprint? Okay, sudden body-part leapings in 3, 2, 1..."

"...Oh, whew. Merely a butterfly. And... Okay, now this is scary. Talk of a skull, a fireplace with no fire (but a key), and the dreaded butterfly safe. Still preferable to a butterfly knife, though. Butterflies too, with a removable emblem. I- did that one just move its wings? Dear comforting Violet knight, what manner of dwelling is this? The box of jewelery... Is that blood, obscuring the note? A......P.. What?"

"The note mentioned the password for the safe lay waiting in the kitchen. Thankfully, the key opened the door, next to the yellow knight. The knives? No, there isn't an event flag from returning the murder weapon; the chemicals? My allergies prevent me from touching them, save the vinegar. The alcohol?
Some bottles are obscured by others. The book? ... No word starts with A and has a P later on... What about the first letter on each line- no avail... What about the first letter of each sentence... Oooohhh..."

"Hm, I could use that vinegar to wash away the ink on that letter back there. Perhaps I should write that down. It isn't as if I'm writing a journal with actual entries.
Now, to input that password and no doubt receive another key. This one doesn't fit in the bathroom... Apparently, it was never locked. This book should have useful information... Now to look for the keyhole for this key.

"This doesn't look like the key for a door... Of course! The box in the Room of the Red Knight! Ah, the reason why the butterfly emblem did nothing to the headboard was because it had no tip on the back! Now to head back upstairs and review my notes in case of another puzzle..."

"...Every puzzle has an answer. This one's answer being the note I cleansed with vinegar. This key takes me to... a bloodstained conservatory. What music is 'bad', and why? none of the keys work except the ones with blo-oh. At least I can take a knitting needle for some reason."

"Okay, this thinking/writing like H.P. Lovecraft is taking too long. I remember when my friend returned from delving into the Submachine, he came back stumbling around, muttering about radios and gems. Since there are no gems here, but there is a radio... Ah, the 'knitting kneedle' works! Now if only I could make out what was being said... 'Eight-One-Six-Six'? Four instead of one? Yeah, I'll go with one."

"Oh right, back to the safe that popped off after the piano notes; it's a good thing I looked in every drawer and remembered which pieces of paper had the circles on them. Too bad it was torn up in three pieces. There's one in this room, the one in the bedroom, and one in the upstairs hallway drawer so hmm..."

"Another key. To the little kid's room... This can't be pleasant. Ugh. Eah... Oh, hello, Murray. Nothing spooky or sarcastic to say? I guess I'll take a look in the
toy chest PUSH A+B! *GAME OVER*

"This can't be happening! Okay, seriously, at least there's something on the rocking horse I can take. As for the teddy bear... Ugh, how can anyone put a key in it and sew it back up as if it was new? ...This one must lead to the attic. Too bad I forgot to pack my shotgun."

"Whew, no zombies. Uh-oh, there are all the scary paintings. It's all up to me now; I'll rid them of their evil by jumping into their inner worlds,
just like in Mario 64!"

"...Ow. At least one of them has numbers above it, so I can use the radio code. Now to head up and get gory stuff thrown at me. Ugh."

"Wow, I expect ghosts and devils, and what do I get? An attic mess. So I've gotta shove this over here, put this on there, push them aside, and get a chance to use both of those coins I had. A key and best quality blue-flavoured essense. I could use that with my cloth if I need to drug any cultists. Well, that last key must be for the basement. Time for a final end boss or last puzzle *gulp*"

"Dear sweet hopefully existant God. I have to get out, even if it means following that... presence. Ugh.. Where am I? A desecrated altar... Oh, the cloth! Just change the symbol from red to blue, use the essence, dispel all of this... Nethlek! Redgormor! Ulyaoth!

"The fire... The beautiful, cleansing fire... The house and its fiendish South Park-ish inhabitants are gone for good... As am I... Or I could just escape into those sewers over there... A complex sewer maze? I'd rather take my chances with the fire but here goes..."

"That's left, straight, right, uh-oh. I'm lost and there's a skeletal arm up there... Woah, what just happened? Anyway, better go back down and... I'm out? Really? Wow, I was worried I'd have to wander for hours in a confusing labrynth! Thanks, sewer not-really-a-maze!"

"So that's how I got in and out of an old, out-of-the-way haunted house. After that, I don't even want to hear the word 'House' again. I'd rather go and see what's on TV... Oh NOOOOOOOOO!"

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SonicLover Author Profile Page October 15, 2008 6:23 PM

Not bad, Gar. It's glad to know someone besides me knows how to write a walkthrough that isn't the same boring "do this, do that, you win" kind of thing.

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andy(imagirl) October 15, 2008 8:07 PM

O.K.
I started the game and while it was loading I read the comments. I am now scared out of my head. I am too scared to even push the start button!!! I'm usually too much of a chicken to even look at scary games twice but this time I decided to try it,(though I swear if anything jumps out I will WET MYSELF)and you guys AREN'T HELPING!!!
I mean, you expect me to play this with echoes of, "OMG I just saw that and fell off my chair!" or "AHHHH! There's something in there!" or even just "Have you cleaned up the bloody furniture yet?" running through my head. Geez, you people have officially scared the crap out of me!!!
But I'm going to try it!
*takes deep breath and crosses fingers*
Here I go! Wish me luck ^-^

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andy(imagirl) October 15, 2008 8:23 PM

Okay...I admit it.
I didn't ACTUALLY finish the game.
It's just...I got so freaked out by the first scene with the Knights and shields...I chickened out. I had heard everyone talking about the upstairs and the bloody furniture...and I got really scared.

That is why I technically didn't beat the game.
But I made a Walkthrough!
(tell me if this whole "spoiler" thing doesn't work)

Turn around by clicking left or right twice. Click on the glow. Click on the building. Click on the doors. You're IN!
Now. Turn around all the way again. Click the doors. You're OUT!

*smiles dances in circle jumps up and down throws streamers knocks over chairs*
Yay!

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Thanks SonicLover; they tend to take longer, but hints in the form of a dialogue seem to help move people along and keep them in the spirit of the game, which is more important in games with lots of atmosphere.

(Occasionally, I'll check the site a couple times in case another Bowja game comes out. They make for some zany hint-throughs)

Yay for you, girl-andy, but the knights are only one of the scary bits in the game. (Preview the spoiler tags, like these, in case they don't work)

The game keeps making you think ugly loud things will leap out at you at any moment, but they don't, just to keep you paranoid! Also, there's blood later on, but it doesn't drip or anything. You can complete the game without getting heart attacks, so don't worry.

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andy(imagirl) October 15, 2008 8:55 PM

O-o!!!
Soooo sorry Corona. Did NOT mean to copy you.
Hey, Great minds think alike. But then again so do the idiots... (making fun of ME not you^-^)
Owell. Don't think I meant to copy you. It's just i type soooooo sloooooow that it takes me FOR-EV-ER!!! also people I think that my fears where confirmed when i went in deeper and found all that

BLOOD ALL OVER!!!

*quietly throws up in corner of room*

also when that face came out of NOWHERE

OMG!!! i almost screamed. no honest. Almost. Screamed. justkidding i really screamed and ran out of the room and hid in the hall for like 5 minutes hyperventilating and screaming ATTHESAMETIME! and i had so much fun i did it again. but then my mom walked up said, "WHAT ON EARTH IS WRONG WITH YOU?!!!"
And so that is the end my screaming. but i will still hyperventilate if i see one more OMG!!! WHAT THE HECK IS THAT THING! IT'S COMING TOWARD ME! AAAHHHHH!!!

Psych
*lol*-):p ^-^

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Sorry, this game pegged my CPU and was completely unplayable. Admittedly I'm on an older computer, but it *is* a Pentium of some kind, only about 3 years old, not a 486.

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andy(imagirl) October 15, 2008 9:19 PM

Thanx Gar.
That was nice, but I already finished it and about had a heart attack. so eighther you're wrong(possible, no offense) or im a WIMP!!!(very likely, almost definitely)
also thanx for the spoiler help. I reaally needed it.

P.S.

The blood actually ISN'T the worst part of the game. It's not really that bad.

-):p^-^

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Oh wait, I just thought of something! It might not all be blood, just "red essence"!

Since you have to change it from red to blue at the end with that bottle of blue essence?

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neat. I think I'll go check that out. And yes, I did get the Monkey Island reference; even if MI3 isn't considered part of the MI canon, you have to admit Murray was a damn good character.

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haha, a bit late on this one, but I read what comments there were on this game when I started it, and they made the experience even more fun because I was ready for all sorts of stuff to fly out at me. haha.

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Hello Fellow 'House' fans...I have found all the peices of paper with the clored circles....but I cannot pick them up...I have found the 9 hole place behind the painting in the(music room)....but I'm stuck here!...anyone? plz help

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kk294: You'd probably be well off playing this game with something near-by to take notes with (even Notepad in windows will suffice). There isn't a lot you can take with you in your inventory, and you'll find yourself having to do a lot of note taking.

As for the code for the piano puzzle:

Hint:

Each piece of paper has 3 circles and a tear mark. Take note of the colours of the circles, and where the paper is torn. 3 pieces make a whole.

Giveaway:

Start at the top, and click the buttons corresponding to the circles in the diagram below:
# O #
O # #
# # O

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I'm up in the attic. I'm can't seem to move the items has the spoilers have gave. I can click on them, but it won't allow me to move them?
Help :/.

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Dee: click on all of them. Try clicking on each one after it moves too.

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Dooreatoe Author Profile Page October 16, 2008 5:20 PM

I am way too much of a chicken to go blindly into that game. Lol, it's sad that I ask this again, but could someone please post a detailed "jump" walkthrough of the parts that are meant to scare you?

I like horror but not visual horror D:

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xXkittypupXx October 16, 2008 7:03 PM

There's not that many scary parts. Occasionally when you go into a room, there will be a shadow, or a face. But my guess is that the scariest thing in the game is the paintings when you enter one of the rooms, towards the end.
It's pretty corny, but good escape game.
=]

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FlyingKittys Author Profile Page October 16, 2008 7:08 PM

Woot! Finally I beat the thing! Also, watch out during the piano part. You hear a huge bang.

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Do not turn on the radio in the kitchen. That thing terrified me.

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Thanks Gar,

I started double clicking on the items and they moved? How silly did I feel!

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Is there no sound to this game? Or is firefox (or my flash player) acting up?

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For anyone who's wondering: The game saves automatically, and gives you a continue option. So you can quit and come back later. Handy because this game takes some time if you're not using a walkthrough.

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I only just started playing the game, but I just wanted to say that I figured out the password to the butterfly safe ALL BY MYSELF, once I knew it was in the kitchen. W00T!!!

I hope I'll be able to figure out the rest that easily.

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How do you enter the piano safe code? I have all the info, but it won't let me enter it. The first row is RGR, second row GRR, third row RRG.

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I've got pretty far, but i've ran out of keys and i havent unlocked many doors..I think im gonna have a look at the walkthrough.

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I cant do the piano safe part. I really dont understand it because all the circles are red and there are no green how can i enter RGR and the others?

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Can someone please post a list of all of the scary parts and when they occur in the game? I don't wanna play without knowing what's gonna happen first. Yes, I am a chicken. Thank you very much, people!!

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I think this game is great, although its not very scary and can be quite difficult i think that its a really good game and everyone should enjoy playing it :D Happy halloween!

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kehau712 The pictures do some wierd things theres a scary face in one of the fires (The one thats not lit)Theres a bang on the piano scene. And a shadow tries to scare you on the stares of the roof. But its really not that scary at all. Just makes you jump ;D

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Dan: Work from the top down

Kehau712: There aren't really any scary parts. The only thing that made me jump was when you play the piano... the paintings in the attic are really creepy, too... but they're optional.

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I love how the radio sound is from Submachine 2

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tenre7yet Author Profile Page January 17, 2009 3:11 PM

What code should I type in the blue box???

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tenre7yet Author Profile Page January 17, 2009 3:26 PM

Can't take the note of the piece of paper from the drower. Can't drag it!

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Why don't I ever get to use the ducky? That's an oversight on the part of the designer!

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seasweptmom Author Profile Page February 15, 2009 9:40 PM

Awesome graphics. love the pictures when you click on em, only part i hated was seeing blood come out of a childs eyes,,
I cant wait to see what more you can give us..

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where is the cloth/paper thing for the symbol on the wall??

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Hmm I went to the one room but I can't find any blue box, one of the boxes that is even remotely blue I can't open because it requires a code. Can someone state specifically where the blue box is in the butterfly room?

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Gamemastertips Author Profile Page May 3, 2009 9:58 AM

This game was awesome. It had the great ominous touch I like in games, an intriguing plot line, and logical puzzles. One thing that frstrates me a lot in escape games is when you get stuck and surrender to the walkthroughs, upon which you go: "What??? They wanted me to do THAT?? How was I supposed to know?!" This wasn't the case with House, and as the graphics could maybe use some slight improvement, the game overall is fantastic.

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Gamemastertips Author Profile Page May 3, 2009 10:39 AM

Some of the 'jump' scenes for those who would prefer not to 'jump.' Most of these don't have any audio.

1.

In the butterfly room. (The one with the bloody doorknob.) If you zoom in on the fireplace, a face will jump out at you.

2.

In the room across from the bathroom. Upon entering the room, you see a scary face flashing on a portrait on the left.

3.

In the piano room. The moment you solve the piano key puzzle, you hear a loud gunshot.

4.

In the kid's room. (The one with the crayon drawing on the door) Upon entering the room, a big, black, shadow lunges at you and vanishes.

Also in kid's room. There is a doll on the bed. When you zoom in on it, it flashes into a skeleton and back.

Also in kid's room. When you click under the bed, you get a screen showing a bunch of creatures (haggis) chewing on a bloodied sheep.

5.

In the attic hallway. When you open the attic door (the one next to the billboard in the kitchen), a shadowy figure flashes on the stairs above you and vanishes.

6.

The attic. This isn't really a jump scene, but if you are squeamish or easily frightened, do NOT click on any of the portraits (except the Mona Lisa one which is fairly normal and required for the game.) They are extremely disturbing and or creepy. One of the creepier paintings laughs at you, and others scream.

7.

The basement, which is, overall, a scary place. The walls are stained with words written in blood (HOME SWEET HOME, GET ME OUT, etc.) On one wall, you suddenly see a shadowy figure jump through a hole. Following him, you enter an even darker corridor where everything is stained with blood. There is a swirling red ball of energy in the center. If you click it, you see several creepy faces flash before your eyes. Upon banishing the spirit, you hear a loud sream and the creepy faces flash in front of you.

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Kittymouth July 7, 2009 8:50 PM

I KNEW it! Murray the skull! I just wanted to drop it in the drink and let him grumble. :)

But the monkey island reference is the only one I got. >_<

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There is no jewelery box in the room with the bloody doorknob.

=unwinnable

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