I do so enjoy a good ghost story, although most I have experienced were in, you know, books. Those weird things people read, and that I’ve certainly been reading many of this year. Right. Anyway, the tales found within Ghost Stories are less of a scary variety, and more akin to memories of someone who has passed.
To claim that this lot is made up of a bunch of restless spirits would be an understatement. All winter long, they’ll have brief moments to share with you, memories of a time long gone – perhaps of a better time? Hard to say, but winter is winter, and each morning, freezing cold or not, you’ll find yourself venturing outside in search of offerings for the ghosts. Sometimes nearby, other times far away – each day, another offering awaits.
By which I mean that, much like in real life, you’re literally burning daylight, and before you know it, nighttime will have fallen which means it’s time to return home, light candles, and… listen to more stories before going to bed. It’s an interesting cycle and, even for those who are terrified of otherworldly things like ghosts, I’m willing to bet Ghost Stories will still provide a brief, relaxing experience. A glimpse into the probably-not-so-distant-past that isn’t told through weighted history books, so much as straight from the source.
Not all tales featured are going to resonate evenly with everyone, but seeing how they are very much snippets rather than lengthy rants that go on forever, chances are your overall impressions will still mirror mine. After all, winter is the time for Ghost Stories.
Ghost Stories is available on itch.io, carrying a $2 price tag.