A Murder of Scarecrows


This Flash game isn’t violent as the title might suggest. Instead it’s an eerie arcade game pitting three Jack Skellington-esque scarecrows against a legion of ravens intent on picking them apart. To save the scarecrows you must hurl seeds dangling from nearby tree branches at the scarecrows to awaken them and drive away the destructive ravens. The seeds are launched in a manner similar to old tank games, which makes adjusting trajectory something of a challenge. Creepy sound effects and the minimalist imagery offer a sort of public television Mystery feel.