With his upcoming ghost-hunting adventure The Last Crown not expected to meet its previously-announced Halloween release date, Jonathan Boakes has announced a side project to tide over his fans. The Halloween Haunting is a Last Crown prequel story that will be released as a DRM-free download later this month.
Starring the same ghost-hunting team as The Last Crown and its predecessor, The Lost Crown, The Halloween Haunting is a brand new adventure set on Blackenrock island, a “rocky, desolate place, inhabited only by the ghosts of the past and a few, hardy sheep.” After Nigel and Lucy arrive on the island to look for clues to the century-old mystery of a family found dead, the weather requires that they spend the night in the victims’ abandoned Victorian house.
The Halloween Haunting will cost $5 directly from the developer as well as selected publishing partners. According to Boakes, “all sales will help get Last Crown properly finished and also fund The First Crown, the end of the Crown trilogy.” An exact release date has not been revealed, so fans should keep an eye on the developer’s blog for updates.