Survive a monstrous masquerade in Night of Nights, navigating a perverse carnival where suffering is a prize and maladies are sought out as novelties -- particularly by the non-human upper crust, to whom they're mere curiosities or satisfying itches to scratch. A small selection of activities to take part in:

  • Choose an exquisitely crafted mask!
  • Woo a mysterious stranger!
  • Have your fortune told!
  • Participate in an auction!
  • Contract leprosy!

But that's not all, fair reveler! There are even more activities to discover beyond the gates of the Mascherata. You have been invited to carouse among peerage and poverty,  pundits and pariahs, merchants and mendicants. Who are you to them? Who are they to you?

No one, that's who. Once you have donned the mask, it will make you anew -- and it will not come off so easily.

Night of Nights is a carnivalesque text-based exploration game featuring directional navigation, an inventory system, NPCs, multiple endings, and 13000+ words overall. Though the game takes inspiration from some Italian Carnevale traditions, the setting itself is a fictional pastiche that in no way reflects real life, geography, or epidemiology.

Made for ECTOCOMP 2018 (Le Grand Guignol).

Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
(16 total ratings)
AuthorGrim Baccaris
GenreInteractive Fiction
Made withTwine
Tagsectocomp, Halloween, Horror, masquerade, Monsters, Narrative, text-adventure, Twine
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
AccessibilityOne button


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I really enjoyed what I've experienced so far! It was very intriguing! Sadly, I don't know how to proceed? I have tried all the "attractions", but I don't know how to bid in the auction or how to proceed with the parade. Please help?

Thank you so much! It's great to see people playing one of my older games. I cracked open my file to double-check how you can progress. It looks like to bid in the auction, you need to either be in good health or have already purchased and consumed a cure, without developing any new maladies before approaching the auction house. To proceed with the parade, you have to first go west from the piazza, then north from there to the dance hall, where you'll share a dance with someone. After that, approach your dance partner again to attend the parade.

Thanks again for commenting and giving me the chance to revisit this! I think I should make a walkthrough at some point. I hope you enjoy the rest of the game!


Oh, I see, I see. Thanks for the help! That's probably where I went wrong... I got drunk after I took the cure XD.

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This was really fun and interesting, thank you for creating this!

As for which one I went with,  I chose to wear the deceased mask.  ^_^


I wanted to let you know that we've mentioned it in our list of recommended Twine stories. But if that's not okay just let me know. You can view it here, let us know if there are any other details we should add for your title -->

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Thank you so much for recommending this game! I'm thrilled that you enjoyed it enough to share it with others and I'm so glad you had fun playing.