Halloween is almost upon us, but the super spooky festivities have been going on all month in Free Realms!
The Spooktacular celebration grows each and every day, with plenty of pixies and humans parading around Sanctuary in costume, scaring townsfolk in return for sweet treats.
Be careful which sweet treats you eat, though! The candy in Sanctuary has been known to have some eerie effects...
The Free Realms' world design team has been dreaming up Halloween events for quite some time now. Most of us are convinced the haunting holiday should be celebrated year round, so needless to say, when asked who was willing to create a few tricks and treats, we all eagerly raised our hands.
Luckily for me, I'm the tallest one on the team, so naturally my hand was raised the highest. Luckily for the rest of you, the world design team had too many fantastic ideas to choose just one, so we decided in addition to traditional trick-or-treating, we'd let you all follow along on a spooky tale, only to be told during Halloween!
Players are introduced to Halloween Harry in Sanctuary, the confectioner who has a super-secret recipe to create sweet treats. He's been crafting gooey candy for longer than anyone can remember, so when some strange things start happening in Sanctuary, he's not too spooked.
Old man Greyli Dustywings on the other hand, is convinced ghosts are to blame for all the mischief. If only he had his spectral spectacles, he could show everyone that ghouls and ghosts are lurking around Sanctuary!
For those who aren't scared of a little ghoulish fun, keep an eye open for Pumpkin Prince sightings! Rumor has it he's been haunting Snowhill, Bristlewood, and Stillwater Crossing. Ghost Hunters in each of those areas could always use some help scaring the ghouls away.
If you'd rather dress up and devour candy, be sure to join the party in Sanctuary! Some of the townsfolk are passing out rare goodies. If you don't get the treat you want today, come back tomorrow and try again. Members and non-members alike are invited to trick-or-treat every day!
So whether you want to help Halloween Harry get to the bottom of things, or simply scare away ghosts from Sacred Grove, there's something for every type of player in Free Realms' Super Spooktacular update! So come join in on the fun. We'll keep a delicious raven cupcake waiting for you!
Associate Game Designer