A downloadable visual novel

PLEASE NOTE: This game will work on the ZX Spectrum Next computer only.

Spooky Tales by Candlelight is a collection of creepy and horrific stories. Be sure to play this at night...if you have the courage.

On the Story Select screen, use the LEFT and RIGHT cursor keys to rotate the flame and then SPACE to begin. The final story can only be chosen when all the others have been read. During a story, push any key to progress when the candle icon appears.

To run, launch "SpookyTales.bas". Spooky Tales is written entirely in NextBASIC. Always hard reset your machine before running (you will also need to do this when the end is reached).

16.5.2020 UPDATE. Fixed some typos.

15.5.2020 UPDATE. Fixed an issue where some machines generate an Out of Data error.

Created by Paul Weller (c)2020 Sunteam
Title and Story Select music by Richard Faulkner
All music created on NextDAW by Gari Biasillo http://nextdaw.biasillo.com/
Audio sample by GabrielaUPF Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Released May 2020.


Updated 6 days ago
Published 14 days ago
GenreVisual Novel
TagsGhosts, Horror, Pixel Art, spectrum-next, stories

Install instructions

Unzip the folder and place it on you Next's SD card. Run "SpookyTales.bas" from the browser to start.


Spookytales_by_sunteam_v3.zip 477 kB

Development log


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Is the game finished and needs no more updates?


Just updated for a bug fix, but otherwise it's finished.