You’re a real ’90s kid if you remember Pogs, dial-up internet, Tiny Toon Adventures, and Slappy the Dummy’s soulless yet accusing eyes.
Apologies for anyone who suffered an unpleasant flashback at the mention of Goosebumps’ best-known antagonist. Get used to it, though. There’s a Goosebumps movie on the horizon (starring Jack Black), and a tie-in game is coming to mobile as well. It’s gonna be a slime-green Halloween.
Goosebumps: Night of Scares is a point-and-click adventure / survival game. Players creep through the house of Goosebumps author R.L. Stine — the role Jack Black is playing, incidentally — and are forced to outrun and outwit the books’ monsters as they come to life. That means going up against werewolves, zombies, and of course, good ol’ Slappy himself. He’ll show you who the real dummy is! Nyuk nyuk!
Look for Goosebumps: Night of Scares for iOS and Android on October 16. That’s when the movie comes out too, incidentally. Good thing you’re too old to be scared by all those kids’ stories now, right? Right?