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Adrian has just moved into an old mansion with his girlfriend, Rebecca. After another couple hurriedly leave the mansion, a spooky backstory about the house is revealed, and some seemingly unexplainable events occur, Adrian comes to a conclusion...

He realises that he is in a horror game. A badly-written horror game.

And he wants to leave...

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Behind-the-scenes article

Version 1.5:
- Slightly edited the ending's code for the benefit of players who haven't saved their game.

Version 1.4:
- Fixed typo.

Version 1.3:
- Edited text speed effects
- Fixed typos.

Version 1.1:
- Text fonts added to the "Game" folder to solve "font not found" error some players have.
- Instances where characters' thoughts are displayed as dialogue are now fixed.


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Hi! I just bought the game after seeing the first 10 minutes on an LP, but unfortunately it won't open on my computer! No error message, just nothing happens. I have a Mac running 10.12.3--any idea of how I can fix this problem?

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I'm not too familiar with Macs, so I had to look up some fixes for running Ren'Py-made games on the plateform. So far, I've heard that moving the game's folder into the Mac's "Applications" folder and opening it from there can get it to work. I also came across this fix tutorial (it requires you to download Ren'Py).
Let me know if it's still not working or if either of these methods work. I'm sorry about the trouble you're having with launching it.

Wow, the Renpy fix totally worked! Thank you so much for replying so quickly!

No problem! Glad it worked!

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I absolutely LOVED this game!! Honestly, I loved the story and the originality. It really got me on edge at parts. And I loved the innovative mechanics. I did a let's play on it if you are interested! Great spooky story for just before Halloween :D

Part 1: https://youtu.be/S746KJOdDAY

Part 2: https://youtu.be/KQlGkPkK_7k

Part 3: https://youtu.be/GP6LnuvdyM4

Part 4 END: https://youtu.be/UeRRUssj1CI

Thank you for this amazing experience :)

A unique and beautiful take on a "horror" story. I love every bit of this game. Thank you for giving us this fantastic experience.

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Loved this, especially the one bit that I can't talk about because it would spoil things but which actually creeped me right out! I included this in my list of the best free horror games on itch.io, which you can see here:


Good luck with your future projects!

OMG that was brilliant! *-*

Haha, I believe you now Katy133

I like how meta this is. :) Now that you've seen it, should I take it down?

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Hello! This is a brilliant game. I read about two sentences into your game summary before immediately downloading it; not only is the game itself great, but the concept is too. While the story line was short (expected of a NaNoRenO), the coding and creativity placed into this blew me away. I found myself genuinely terrified, and it was only 2 pm in the afternoon. The music set the tone perfectly, and I loved the surprises found within "glitches" of the game. Had this been a bit longer, It would've rivaled the genius of Undertale (granted Toby Fox took three years to make/code his.) This game deserves a whole lot more recognition, and I am definitely recommending this to my friends. Thanks for uploading an amazing game :D


I thought this was just a simple horror game, so when the game suddenly closed I thought it crashed. I opened it again and i was greeted with a pink otome-like menu and i was like??? I must have clicked on the wrong file. But it was the right one and I was so confused. Did something happen to my computer??? Then, it turns out it was all part of the game. THIS IS AMAZING! I definitely got more than what I expected. I look forward to more of your games in the future!!


I thought the idea of the guy who knew he was in a horror game would've been cheesy and dull, but as it kept going...wow. This is a smart, clever game. Awesome job! Can't wait till the next one

I made an account just so I could leave a comment because wow. This is one of the only games to have truly scared me without cheesy jumpscares or gore. I really loved it and how the characters 'jump around', along with how you get to interact with the files. Please make more!


Thank you! Your comment really made my day! ^U^

I definitely have plans to make more games; I want to make a detective game next.

As a major fan of both detective games and this game. You've now gotten me really excited. Either way though, I look forward to seeing what you hold in store in the future.

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I can't continue in the game I'm stuck in a loop. I'm pretty sure I know what I need to do but the game wont allow me to do it... I think its a bug...

Edit: Not a bug just confusing/ unclear... I figured it out by watching another person's video but I wish I could have figured it out on my own... T_T