John is taking a bus across the country when something strange happens. He and his fellow passengers try to make sense of it in their own way but John is left feeling there is no real answer at all.

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A Bus Ride is a submission to SCREAMJAM 2018, and was made in <7 days. It was based on a story idea I had that I wasn't sure how to flesh out fully. I hope you enjoyed it and be sure to check out the other entries to SCREAMJAM 2018 here:

https://itch.io/jam/screamjam/entries

StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, HTML5
Rating
(2)
Authorfia glas
GenreInteractive Fiction
Made withTwine
TagsAtmospheric, Horror, Surreal
Average sessionA few minutes
LanguagesEnglish

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A Bus Ride v1.0.download.zip 16 MB

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I love this game so much that I made an account to say so. I first played it right after it came out, and it's stayed with me ever since.Horror games are my favorite, but there are very few that have actually scared me. Imagine my surprise when this text adventure turned out to be one of the games that is genuinely frightening. The premise itself is so haunting (it's such a good & disturbing idea that I wish I'd thought of it tbh.) The writing is really good, too.

I swear after the first time I played this, I had bad dreams about the bus driver for a couple nights. The idea of him still gives me the willies.

i cant even play

I added a download version of the game. Otherwise, your browser needs to allow both Javascript and local storage.