Goosebumps: The Game Trailer is Actually Quite Creepy in a Lo-Fi Way

See gameplay from the WayForward developed movie-tie in.

10 Comments

Sony has published a trailer for Goosebumps: The Game, an adventure developed by WayForward, the studio behind DuckTales: Remastered and Shantae: Half-Genie Hero. Although the game is a tie-in for Goosebumps the movie, game director Tom Hulett has said he wanted it to be authentic to R.L. Stine's source material.

"I’m not satisfied if the game is merely Goosebumps-flavored, or brand-adjacent. I couldn’t sleep if the game felt like anything less than an authentic Goosebumps product with all the hallmarks that entails," he said.

"I hadn’t really been into Goosebumps growing up, they were just a year or two after my time, but I didn’t want to just research the series off wikis and Netflix. I went straight to the source, diving into a pile of books and reading like my life depended on it."

Hulett explains the creative process behind Goosebumps: The Game in a lengthy blog post on the PlayStation Blog. In terms of gameplay, it is a first-person point-and-click adventure game that draws inspiration from Shadowgate

Goosebumps: The Game will be released on October 13. The Goosebumps movie, meanwhile, releases on October 16 and stars Jack Black as series author R.L. Stine. The film's plot revolves around a young boy teaming up with Stine's niece after his imaginary demons are set free on the town of Greendale, Maryland.

GameSpot may get a commission from retail offers.

Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email news@gamespot.com

Join the conversation
There are 10 comments about this story