"The House" is a browser-based short story, with a game layer. The viewer/player explores several rooms of a haunted house, trying to determine what happened to drive a family to lethal violence.
The game is point-and-click, but not using puzzles. Instead one clicks objects in a room, repeatedly, with each successful click driving forth a piece of story: a new sound, an animation, an image. It's almost like advancing slides in PowerPoint. The repetition involved is initially frustrating (I clicked on this three times, and nothing happened; what now?), but helps settle the viewer into each place, once accustomed to it.
"The House" draws on a series of established Gothic tropes. There's the scary black-haired woman or girl, now familiar from a score of East Asian horror films. There's the shock of a repulsive face flung into the browser, accompanied by a loud sound. And from the start, the disturbing children's drawing.