Tis the season: there’s a pumpkin carving sim on XBLA

I’m a total dork when it comes to the Halloween rituals — I love hanging the stupid skeleton on the door, going to pick out a pumpkin to carve, queuing up the scary movies. I’m not so sure how I feel about carving a pumpkin virtually, but if you feel good about it, now you can do it. Siliconera spotted indie game Pumpkin Carver on the Xbox Live store, which, as you can guess, is a pumpkin carving sim.

Sure, it’s definitely aimed at kids with its simple interface, but considering it costs 80 Microsoft points (basically $1.00), you can’t really complain. Thing is, all you really do is decorate the pumpkin with precut stencils, so if you’re thinking you’re gonna get fancy in there and make a Bayonetta pumpkin, I gotta shoot you down now. If you can do that to a real pumpkin though, send it to me, because I’ll put it on the front page of Destructoid faster than you can say First Climax.

Colette Bennett