Reviewed by Peter Mackay.Spooks
is a fun adventure game from first time developer The Ivy (Erin Robinson). Set in the land of the dead, a sassy ghoul girl named Mortia wins a goldfish (Spooks) at the local carnage-val side show. Mortia is informed that spooks is "alive", an exciting yet apparently fragile state if a safe home is not found.
Visually Spooks works well. Powered by the Adventure Game Studio the graphics are primarily grey scale with dashes of colour, an effective juxtaposition for life in the land of the dead.
The in-game music was composed by The Scorposer and suits the carnival atmosphere adequately. It was a little on the quiet side so I would suggest turning the volume up before beginning.
The adventure clocks in at about an hour in length which is satisfying considering the download is less than 5 megabytes in size. While some may feel this is too short, this is often the case when you are having fun. I certainly look forward to future efforts from The Ivy.
Developer: The Ivy - Erin Robinson
Reviewer: Peter Mackay