“What Are Little Girls Made Of?” was written in three hours for Ectocomp 2012, the annual Halloween SpeedIF competition, where it received 2nd place. It’s a short, dark, and disturbing game that latches onto a couple childhood fears and never lets go.
When I first released this game, it was in parser format, but one of the most frequent questions I received was, “Why did you use a parser format instead of a choice-based system?”
I didn’t have a good answer for that! So, in honor of the season, I’ve rebuilt it as a Twine game (with additional content and polish) and I’m re-releasing it here.
“[T]his was the game that most effectively summoned up an atmosphere of horror, which makes it the comp winner in my book.” – Sam Kabo Ashwell
“An impressively creepy and coherent little story, my favorite of the competition.” – Emily Short