Sure, it’s the day after Halloween, but every day is a good day to discuss amateur horror fiction on the internet. Creepypasta (a portmanteau of “creepy” an “copypasta”) has always had a place in my heart. Like a lot of horror fiction, these stories are often rooted in what the creators are close to. So naturally, as video games are such a big part of more and more people’s lives, it only makes sense that there would be a ton of creepypasta about video games. Whether it be the classic Cursed Majora’s Mask story, or the messy epic about NES Godzilla, there is a charm to them.
What are your favorites? Which stories enrapture you, give you goosebumps, legitimately scare you?
And what about that… other favorite? The kind that might not be high quality, particularly sensible or creepy, but you love it for that, rather than in spite of it?
And what about the art that is directly or indirectly inspired by it? Things like Petscop, Undertale fan work, or Cyberpets Graveyard give off the distinct vibe that a lot of video game creepy pasta has. What do you think, and what are some of your favorites?
What do these themes say to you? What do you think about all these stories play on, and what do you like or dislike about them?
Looking for reading material? Here’s the creepypasta wiki’s list on video game creepypasta!