Ghost Hunt is a playable e-card screamer made by Camilla Eriksson for Care2.com and her own website millan.net, which hosts a number of original e-cards and animations, many of them with a holiday theme. Since most of her e-cards, even the Halloween-themed ones, are lighthearted and family-friendly, this game included several warnings on its title screen, like “too scary for kids!” and “not for the faint of heart!”.
The title screen tells the background story about a dead pirate that was buried under the floorboards of the Boston Library, who has been scaring unsuspecting visitors with his hauntings. It then instructs the player to click around the library to locate the Dead Pirate, with a reminder to put their speakers on.
The game itself shows a picture of a library, with 16 different characters to interact with (including the Dead Pirate). Clicking any of the other 15 interactive spots will play a character-specific animation, while a text at the bottom says: “No, that's [character name]. You need to find the Dead Pirate – Keep Looking!” Interactable characters include BungySpider, Oliver the Owl, Belfry Bat, the Bookie Monster, Sobbing Sally, the Ghost Of Overdue Books, Pip's TrapDoor, Cursed GrandPa Clock, Candle that blew in the Wind, our regular Librarian, Paul in the Wall, the PumpKing, the StoneCold Lion, mister Dracula and the Evil Eye.
The Dead Pirate himself is actually hidden in an easily visible orb near the bottom of the screen. Clicking it will cause a picture of a skull with a gold tooth and a bandana to pop up towards the screen with a scream. After that, another screen will appear, which says “Did I scare you?” and “Happy Halloween!”, with a cartoon bat, a smiley face that says “hehe”, a button to play again, and a link to Care2.com.
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