My only favorite horror game, SCP Containment Breach has enough literature in it to keep me busy. This one, I began to wonder.
So this is a very different thing for me to talk about. I have never said this, but I have never been a horror fan. I've never read a horror book, seen a scary movie, or played any horror games. None. Goosebumps? Boring, mostly the television show, never read any books. Movies? Just a trailer or two, if you count Saw being a scary movie, then actually I've seen one. Horror games? None of them. But I have seen videos, and the one game that caught my eye was the indie psychological horror game SCP Containment Breach.
In SCP Containment Breach
, if you've never seen or played it before, you are in control of a test subject known as D-9341
, sent to testing on SCP-173
, which appears as a tall inanimate statue within the containment chamber you see him in. At this point, you are in the near end of the opening sequence, entering the chamber with two other D-Class personnel. Once the door closes behind you, it opens back up as a result of technical difficulties. As an announcer instructs you to maintain eye contact on the strange object, the power beings to fail, giving SCP-173 a chance to do his thing, which would be snapping the necks of its victims, in this case, the two D-Class that followed you in. He appears next to a guard on the catwalk outside the chamber before the power completely fails, and this is where the game really begins. Your objective is to make your way through the randomly generated facility and escape while avoiding (and spotting) as many SCPs as possible. So far, there are 22 different SCPs in the game, some of which are safe and pose no threat or are there simply for humor, some attempt to unease you or to mess up your progress, and others will right up kill you if you even come close to their spawn point. The game is freaky, scary, but to me, that is overpowered with interest. All of their actions, their AI, their attacks, what they do, and the full SCP Foundation fan site that was created makes it even more mysterious of a game, and to me, I got hooked on it. I don't play the game, I just watch videos. I rather like watching other gamer's reactions when they play the game themselves. My favorite SCP is 999, which you can check out from this link
One of the more situational SCPs I've found is SCP-1234
, which you can read up on from here
. SCP-1234, simply, is a haunted bakery shop that was abandoned. Here's the description of the place:
SCP-1234 is the former premises of "Schmidt's Swiss Pastries", a bakery and tea room that operated in downtown ███████, ██ from 1947 to 1973. The interior of SCP-1234 remains fully furnished and possesses working electricity, hot and cold running water, and natural gas. SCP-1234's ovens and kitchen equipment remain fully functional, though appearing to be in a severe state of disrepair due to age and neglect. All attempts to remove or disconnect SCP-1234's kitchen equipment or utilities have been unsuccessful.
Under normal circumstances, SCP-1234 is inert. On an irregular basis, ranging from an observed minimum of 2 days to an observed maximum of 17 months, 12 days, SCP-1234 becomes active. Prior to becoming fully active, SCP-1234 exhibits a "warmup" period lasting from 12 to 36 hours. Phenomena indicating the onset of an SCP-1234 event include:
Heavy electromagnetic fluctuations within a 100m radius of Site 602
Interference and malfunctioning of monitoring equipment
Electrical blackouts/brownouts on the city block Site 602 is located on
Lights and electrical devices within SCP-1234 activating and deactivating spontaneously
Unexplained disappearances of humans and animals within a 300m radius of Site 602
SCP-1234 will become fully active within no more than 36 hours of the commencement of the warmup phase. To date, active phase has always initiated between the hours of 23:00 and 03:30 local time. Once fully active, SCP-1234's windows become fully opaque, all doors and windows become completely impenetrable, and all monitoring equipment located within SCP-1234 ceases to function. All attempts to enter SCP-1234 during an active phase have failed and no persons inside SCP-1234 when an active phase commences have been found alive at its conclusion.
Active phase has been documented to last from 4-10 hours, but will always conclude by 09:00 local time. Upon conclusion of active phase, the shelves, counters, tables, and display cases of SCP-1234 will have been stocked with approximately 200-500 freshly baked, shortbread-crust pies designated SCP-1234-1. All instances of SCP-1234-1 measure 22.8 cm in diameter and weigh approximately 0.75 kg each. Pies produced by SCP-1234 will make use of any biological ingredients provided to it, whether living or not at time of event, including fruits and vegetables, non-edible plants, insects, fish, poultry, red meat, and human beings. SCP-1234 will not, however, make use of any ingredients that are spoiled, stale, or are of unsatisfactory condition for use in baking. Instances of SCP-1234-1 will not be recycled into new instances when a new event begins. All instances of SCP-1234-1 are, at time of discovery, cooled to room temperature, contained in a disposable aluminum pie plate, and covered with a transparent plastic lid. Aside from the means by which they are produced, SCP-1234-1 bear no anomalous properties and may be eaten safely providing that the ingredients used in its manufacture are safe to eat.
On 17 occasions since observation began, instances of SCP-1234-1 have been found outside SCP-1234 following conclusion of active phase. On all such occasions, the pies were found on the shelves of supermarkets, convenience stores, and other food vendors within a 5km radius of SCP-1234, and had been labeled with a UPC readable by the vendor's point-of-sale system. No determination has been made as to how the pies were transported from SCP-1234 to the locations where they were found.
If there is not a sufficient supply of ingredients available within SCP-1234 when active phase commences, SCP-1234 will consume ingredients stored outside itself. Flour, shortening, and other biological matter is relocated into SCP-1234, beginning with the closest matter available and being attracted from an increasingly greater distance until the necessary amount of ingredients has been acquired. The means by which material is acquired or transported into SCP-1234 is unknown; due to the population density of the area in which SCP-1234 is located, no uncontained events have been allowed to occur since containment began.
Foundation containment of SCP-1234 began in 1996, following several reports of dozens of persons and animals disappearing within the downtown ███████ area. Local police traced the disappearances to the neighborhood in which SCP-1234 is located. Upon noticing an unusual scent emanating from the abandoned storefront now identified as SCP-1234, police breached the front door and discovered approximately 7,300 instances of SCP-1234-1 within, many of which were several months old and had spoiled. When police attempts to determine the identity of the persons responsible reached a dead end, a police liaison contacted the Foundation, which assumed jurisdiction and, following an additional event which resulted in several more disappearances, placed SCP-1234 under containment. Interviews with persons who worked at SCP-1234 prior to 1973, and with the previous owners of Site 602, stated that the cause of its closing abruptly in April of that year was not known to them and that they had never observed any unusual or anomalous events occurring within the property prior to 1996.
Yeah, pretty dark, right? But look at my own characters, how they are able to take a lot of change to their body and not be injured or killed. So the question here is, what if a Softie, like Kye or Wing, were in the shop at the time it went beserk and desperately searched out "ingredients?" My thought is, they would live. Of course, dealing with the possibility of getting mixed in with other ingredients that would be disgusting is a sickening thought, so that doesn't mean the place can be cleaned out before an episode begins. Of course, this website likes to be as realistic as possible, they can't tell how SCP-1234-1's are created, so it's really unsure how elements inside the shop are turned into pies when the episode is over. I believe such is possible to survive for a Softie, but for any other living or non-living thing, based on how this place is described, I can't say the same.
So what do you think? In a place like this, if a Softie were to be placed inside the shop and SCP-1234 were to have its episode, would you be able to walk into the shop afterwards and discover that Softie under its pie crust alive?