Haunted Hollow Scratches And Claws For Downloads May 2
Civilization developer Firaxis revealed that its upcoming iPhone and iPad strategy game, Haunted Hollow, will debut on the App Store this Thursday, May 2. The promising title puts players in control of a mansion filled with a variety of creatures, with the goal of scaring townsfolk and competing against rivals.
In a recent interview, designers David McDonough and Will Miller filled us in on how the game works.
"You build a haunted house on the hill above a poor innocent village full of peacefully-sleeping citizens, and you have to gain control of every house in the village by scaring it. Your opponent has his own scary house on another hill, and he wants to scare the village as well. And the villagers eventually get tired of you scaring them and they turn into an angry mob that will either kill your monsters or burn down houses. And you've got a ton of monsters at your control, each of which has a special ability or skill, and you'll send them out to fight your opponents' monsters. You can tailor your team of monsters to your favorite gameplay style, so it's a bunch of simple elements, but they combine to make a deceptively deep gameplay experience."
In other words, it's a bit of Halloween in May. We can dig it.