Halloween may be over, but the scares don't have to stop there. The developer Bitfans has released a terrifying new horror adventure game for the Spectrum 128k, called Donum, and it's available to buy now from Itch.io for roughly the price of your average coffee: €2.50.
The game is available in Spanish and English and was designed to work on the ZX Spectrum 128k, +2, and +3 models, as well as software emulators like Spectaculator and Fuse. It features some impressive artwork and gruesome visuals, as well as a plot that is a little reminiscent of Clive Barker's Hellraiser.
The store page features the following synopsis:
Since you found that strange box in your garden, every night, every dream, has become a real nightmare for you. A thriller from which you don't know how to escape. The only thing you can do at the moment is play the macabre game that some strange beings, who call themselves "guddomer", force you to play every night. Now, your only purpose is to survive and that your soul does not become a slave for all eternity... You're not ready for this. No human being is.
Players interact with their environment in Donum using a text parser and action object sentences like "get key" or "open the door". The goal is to survive each night in order to avoid immortality spent as a serf to the master Guddom Dael. This entails reading the signs and clues that appear in each room and making the correct decision on where to head next.