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Are You in Need of a Fright for Halloween? Try The Dark Occult

Are You in Need of a Fright for Halloween? Try The Dark Occult

Are You in Need of a Fright for Halloween? Try The Dark Occult

You may already know this game as The Conjuring House.

Category: News
Written by: Karla Munger on October 31, 2018
Genre: Survival Horror
Published by: RYM GAMES
Developed by: RYM GAMES
Release Date: September 25, 2018
Platform: Windows

Okay, try to follow along…

I received an email today inviting me to “experience the most frightening game of all time for Halloween – The Conjuring House.” But it concerned me a little that the YouTube link promising some scenes to watch turned out to be dead. It concerned me even more when a YouTube search turned up nothing.

The email also said: “The Conjuring House is a Steam game that you must play on this haunting day.” Okay, gimme! Except no Steam link was provided and a Steam search turned up nothing.

Wait…was April Fools Day moved to October 31st and I just didn’t know about it? I mean, the other day I actually learned about an online petition to change the date of Halloween, so I suppose anything is possible.

Whatever… Back to the business at hand. I’ll spare you the logistics I employed in order to discover what’s going on here. I’ll just cut to the chase and say that the game’s title was changed from The Conjuring House to The Dark Occult after the final version of The Conjuring House had already been released.

Armed with this info, I was able to locate the game’s Steam page here. In Patch Note #4 dated October 30th (yesterday) RYM GAMES says the following:
Hello Dear community,
As you noticed, we have changed the game name to The Dark Occult, for some important reasons.

I’ll leave it to you to engage in conjecture about what those reasons might be (I have a pretty good idea anyway). I’d rather just get on with things. Be aware, however, that the game is still known as The Conjuring House in many places on the web — in reviews, playthroughs, walkthroughs, etc that were posted before the name change.

The Dark Occult is a game of psychological horror in which players are kept off-balance by almost continuous dread, anxiety and panic.

You are sent to investigate a decaying manor called Atkinson House after the death of its owner. The house is said to be consumed with demonic activity.

Once you enter the manor, you’re unable to leave. Instead, you are stalked by a demonic woman who may be lurking anywhere. You have only one goal: Survival.

From what I’ve seen, The Dark Occult is somewhat reminiscent of The Crow’s Eye, Baron Wittard: The Nemesis of Ragnarok and Amnesia: The Dark Descent. If you enjoyed those games, you’ll probably enjoy this one.

As I’ve mentioned, The Dark Occult is currently available for Windows on Steam .


Karla Munger

Karla Munger

I've been with JA in one capacity or other since 2003. I'm currently website administrator. I'm also a digital artist (my avatar is one of my creations). I write reviews and articles, create graphics and basically help tend the site. It's work I enjoy very much. I love playing games of all kinds, but adventure and RPGs are my favorites (particularly scary/dark/unsettling ones). At the top of my list are The Cat Lady, The Longest Journey, Dreamfall, Still Life (first one only), Scratches and Culpa Innata. I'm a dyed-in-the-wool recluse and prefer the company of animals, hardware and ghosts to human beings (no offense). And no bio would be complete without my saying that I do NOT care for phones of ANY sort. Further, I think Dell computers are garbage and that Microsoft has become megalomaniacal. "I put my heart and soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process." - Vincent Van Gogh "I need solitude for my writing; not like a hermit - that wouldn't be enough - but like a dead man." - Franz Kafka "I've been to hell and back, my boy." - Susan Ashworth, The Cat Lady

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