Excellent game. Good atmosphere and tension, great level of hints and challenge for puzzles.
A downloadable game for Windows and macOS
Strange things have happened since the mysterious neighbours have moved in. Pets have gone missing, children stopped playing outside, people began putting their houses up for sale left and right. You find yourself in their house, and must solve your way to safety.
Puzzle Horror game made during PegJam 2016. Theme was "There goes the neighbourhood!"
New Year's Build now available!
- Fixed a few bugs (no more breaking infinite ketchup bottles)
- Added an extra minute to run away from the bad man
- Updated engine (so it should run a little better!)
- Added credits screen
- Cleaned up some UI elements
- Reduced download size by ~20 MB
If you've already played through the game, nothing was added in this patch, so don't feel obligated to play through again!
Controls (Keyboard) -
Movement: Arrow Keys
Confirm/Select: Z, Enter, Space
Cancel/Menu: X, Escape
Controls (Mouse) -
Dash: On by default
Controls (XBox 360 Controller) -
Story / Designer -
Josh Grand (@faelimjg)
Artist / Sound Direction -
Shera Starr (@anocturnaldream)
Songs / Sounds (from freesound.org) -
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Is there a way to get this to play on linux? I tried starting it with wine, but it just loads and then does nothing
Hi there -- at the time we released "Hope, Abandoned" to play on Itch a couple years ago, RPG Maker MV didn't have an option that allowed us to build for Linux. While it has since gained that ability in the past year, I've been debating if I wanted to go back and try a Linux build, and I'm just unsure at this juncture as we don't have a Linux setup to test it out in.
I'm giving it some consideration, though just don't have the available time right now to do so. If that changes, I'll reply to your comment once again to give you the heads up. In the meantime though, I apologize that the Windows and Mac builds are the only way to reliably play.
I've spent my October playing many short horror games, old and new, and few have gotten me quite as excited as yours.
Aside from a few questionable sneak scares, Hope, Abandoned excels in tension [SPOILER]with a largely mundane threat at the end of the day[SPOILER]. I would complain about a particular puzzle, but really, ALL the clues are there. If anything, it needs a hint to where the hints are, heh. All the same, I did eventually figure it out and got a good spook out of it. Ace work right here.
The game wasn't to bad. Had some nice atmosphere to it and had a creepy, yet sad story to it. The music in the last scene might have been a little much though, but still was a very nice experience and I hope to see more from you!
This was really good Im so in awe!!!! The puzzles were great and the right level of difficulty and the story was very well written. I liked this game a lot. Good job!!!! As someone who wants to get into RPG maker this was rly inspiring and a great example of what can be done!! Very spooky too
This was awesome! I'm super into rpg maker horrors and this one had a very "classic" feel to it! Perfect mix of ambience, scares and puzzly-ness!
Thought the ending of this game was pretty trippy. I had trouble finding the number code, but overall a super fun and perfect for the Halloween spirit!
Really enjoyed this game! The last part really tripped me up -- very clever!
Sorry for the late reply, but I wanted to thank you for playing and I'm glad you enjoyed it! I thought it would be fun to use the "equipment" for something different, so I'm happy you liked that!
I made a two part playthrough of this. I really like the game. 5 out of 5.
hello. just wanted to let you know that i really liked your game. that one part with the safe code was very puzzling (pun not intended) to me therefore i made a lets play of it in two parts. it will be coming out today and tomorrow at 7pm gmt -6. hope to see your (as the dev) comments on the videos when they are uploaded. the link to my channel is http://www.youtube.com/flugledorf or you could simply search for the fluffy puffin. to close it was a very solid game; ran very smoothly; and had a very good atmosphere and nice story overall.
Thanks for playing, and thank you for the Let's Play! :) Sorry that it took forever to get back to you!
Hey again! I mentioned before that I'd be checking out some of your other work and I'm really happy I did. This game was really good, just like Night Walk it had some solid puzzles and a few scares that I didn't expect.
The art and music/sounds were solid as well, the story's well written and creepy. I really enjoyed my time with this one.
I could feel a sense of urgency at the end so I have no idea if I got the "good" ending or not, or if there are multiple endings or not. But I was quite satisfied with it.
It's a good horror experience, I had fun with it and I'd recommend this to anyone looking for a cool puzzle horror game to play.
Hi. My name is Mel. I was wondering if I could translate your game into Spanish. If it does not bother you, of course.
Hi! Apologies for not getting back to you earlier! While we do appreciate the offer, I don't think we're interested in pursuing a translation for the game at this time. We don't have the resources to support the task right now, unfortunately. But thank you!
Pretty fun stuff!
I gave your game a go and boy was I happy I did, it managed to scare me a couple of times and the urgency at the end made my heart race, I managed to escape with my life though, so I'm happy! I got stuck a couple of times but that was due to my own incapability to read clues, it was all written out for me! Amazing game overall! I think you'll really have a future if you continue doing it! Keep at it my friend!
Hey, thank you so much for the kind words ! We really appreciate that! We're glad you enjoyed the game, and hope to put out something else in the future that you might enjoy!
I really enjoyed the game. I got stuck at the uh numbers section and had to look it up online but otherwise it was very accessible and enjoyable. The last sequence made my heart pound- awesome pick for music! ^_^
Thank you for the kind words! I'm glad you enjoyed it! :)
And haha, yep, seems like the numbers section was definitely a tough puzzle! Already got me thinking of how to make it slightly more transparent without just giving it away.
What was this made in?
I really loved this game, and it definitely gave me a fright at home alone in the dark.
I talk more in detail in my blog, here: http://pajamagaming.blogspot.com/2017/02/free-itchio-games-5.html
Thanks for the review on it! I'm glad you enjoyed playing, and I agree that there needs to be more information on the father's motivations... which is why we're working on an extended version of the game! We're hoping to have some details soon.
Oh man, that's awesome! Thanks for playing our game, it was surreal to watch someone playing it online. I'm glad you enjoyed it, and we were rooting for you to make it through! Watching you play provided us with some great feedback on it too, so thanks for that!