Best of 2013: Horror


Her Pound of Flesh
by Liz England

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Lakeview Cabin
by Hypnohustla


Stop Me If You’ve Heard This One Before
by Kaitlin Tremblay


10 Seconds in Hell
by Amy Dentata


My Fathers Long, Long Legs
by Michael Lutz



  1. My Father’s Long, Long Legs is a serious contender for being the best story I’ve read that’s told through twine. I also think it is a good “introduction” to twine, an accessible and strong work to convince skeptics and neophytes of the value of the medium.

    Though I can’t say I’ve read all that many twine stories, so my words should be taken with a grain of salt.

  2. I want to cast a passing mention to Experiment 12: Chapter Six, which isn’t eligible due to technically not being a standalone game.

    • Terry’s involvement in Experiment 12 likely also renders it ineligible due to FIG’s policy of not featuring games its editors worked on.

      I’m also really happy to see my father’s long, long legs on this list. I doubt it would have received the same level of exposure without FIG’s input, so I’m glad I passed it on.

  3. I was also about to mention Misadventure, but that one’s def more “metal” than “horror”.