House of 1,000 Doors: Family Secrets is a hidden objects, adventure game about the dead finding help from the living in order to move on. The game’s main character is Kate Reed, a ghost stories writer who must solve four mysteries that bring her to different worlds to save the lost souls. A young woman whose husband was killed in an accident stays in a train, refusing to leave. A sculptor suffers in hell after disturbing his other half’s grave. A young lady haunts a studio owned by her father after posing for an ill-fated portrait.
The House of 1000 Doors operates as the portal to unimaginable worlds. It can be found in different locations all over the world but can only let people in who can correspond with spirits. Kate is invited to be part of a séance where her grandmother’s ghost instructs her to proceed to a specific place where a mansion will appear. The mansion is the House of 1,000 doors and Kate meets the Lancaster family who resides in it. A concise map representing different dimensions indicates what game objectives are and allows Kate to teleport to them directly. Items must be uncovered to solve puzzles that will allow users to progress in the game.