A Haunted Photo Card Game
by Ellis Reed
Every now and then, an Indiegogo campaign catches our eye. The latest is Photoghasts: A Haunted Photo Card Game. The campaign was a success and the game is now shipping, but it looks like you can still claim some perks including a copy of your own.
The game is the latest incarnation of the Photoghasts concept, described by creator T.W Burgess (aka @manoghosts) as follows:
‘The original intention of creating Photoghasts was being able to tell a short-form supernatural story that was short enough to fit comfortably on social media. Accompanied with an animated image to give the impression of a ‘haunted photo’. Mixing two of my passions, found footage and ghost stories.
Since their launch, Photoghasts have raised well over a million views on Twitter and TikTok.
In 2019 I compiled my favourite Photoghasts into a haunted book. With found footage imagery which would ‘come to life’ when scanned with an additional app. As much as I enjoyed working on the book, after finishing it an idea had arisen and it wouldn’t go away.
What if these haunted images could be compiled together into a card game? But, not just any old card game. A game that would allow players a truly unique ‘horror’ gaming experience from scanning each card…’
The result is ‘a truly haunted photo game’ using forty-two cards, with thirty being the Augmented Reality Photoghast character cards. The app is free to download and can be found using a QR code on the box. For technophobes, there’s also an ‘offline mode’ where only the cards are required to play. Excitingly, if you play the game after nine p.m., there’s a risk of encountering a sinister being known only as ‘the Photographer’…
If this sounds like your idea of fun – and I’m very surprised if it doesn’t! – then hurry over to Indiegogo to read all about it.