After months of insomnia, you've tried everything: every pill, herbal supplement, special diet, every snake oil on the market. Nothing has worked. At this point, you're pretty sure you're just possessed, but you need your sleep either way. And, finally, the exorcism candles you ordered from a sketchy website ages ago arrive at your doorstep! Now, it's time to have a chat with the ghosts haunting you and convince them to leave you alone. Can you succeed? Which ending will you get?

A short horror/comedy game, now with 4 encounters and 7 different endings!

Originally made in just under 3 hours for Trijam #152, with the theme "Leave me alone!". Takes about 5 minutes for a full playthrough. Built in Ren'Py.

Please let me know if you encounter any issues! (Note that there is a known issue with Ren'Py web builds loading in Safari, so you may have to use a different browser if the game refuses to load.)


Asset credits:

GUI template by LunaLucid https://lunalucid.itch.io/magical-template

Music: 

"Distant Shapes", "Dripping", "Bucket", and "Yes It Bites" by Studio Meow Meow (CC BY) https://thricedotted.itch.io/looptober-2021-variety-pack

"Lofi Trip Hop" by Doctor Dreamchip https://freesound.org/people/Doctor_Dreamchip/sounds/511279/


SFX:

Match Strike by Scalywhale (freesound.org)

Single Dog bark (King Charles Spaniel) by Joviansounds (freesound.org)

Additional sound effects from https://www.zapsplat.com


StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, HTML5
Rating
Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
(34 total ratings)
AuthorNightsparrow
GenreRole Playing
Made withRen'Py
TagsCasual, chill, Comedy, Cute, Ghosts, Horror, Ren'Py, Short, Spooky
Average sessionA few minutes

Install instructions

Unzip and find the executable in the main directory.

Download

Download
Not-Exorcism-1.1-mac.zip 28 MB
Download
Not-Exorcism-1.1-pc.zip 63 MB

Development log

Comments

Log in with itch.io to leave a comment.

good but laggy.

the dog one almost made me cry. Sammy, if you're a ghost dog now and you've somehow learned how to read, i love you and i miss you. you're a good girl.

(+1)

AUGH I WANNA TALK TO HIM AND I MADE THEM ALL LEAVE BUT HE STILL WONT TALK TO ME

(1 edit)

This game was so much fun and super cute! I'm not sure how many endings I found, but I loved it! <3

i loved this! so many creative answers, doggo can stay forever but that first one, ouch, he can leav

Oooh I love the doggy. Doggy stays, doggy is NOT the reason I couldn't sleep. Doggy can stay with me forever :D I love Doggy!! Doggy ghost!! 

Hi, this visual "dating" novel was fun to play. We made the three ghosts disappear. You can see this in our funny video with great voice acting. Greetings, well done!

I usually steer clear of anything in the horror-genre, but your game drew me in and damn, was it worth it! Like another review stated, I do wish there were other ghosts, but this game is really good, and I enjoyed it.:D

-Caitlin

(+1)

I really enjoyed this game. I got two out of the seven endings and may play more to get the rest. I felt bad being mean to the scared ghost but I needed sleep! Ghost dog stayed.

I can't believe it's not butter.

(1 edit)

Really enjoyable story, i really enjoyed the writing style and i wish there where multiple ghosts so you could replay and get a different set of ghosts each time.



(1 edit)

i liked the personality of the first ghost n i related to n felt bad for the second. very fun short game 10/10

Great!

Great game, replayed it a few times and apparently if you're being haunted, just be a jerk to everyone and they'll leave, haha. Loved the game a lot

I feel as though I am not the hero I was meant to be, though perhaps I am simply the man I needed to be.

Great game.

Enjoyed the silly banter with each ghost. Thank you for making this! 2nd Game.

Thank you so much for taking the time to play my game! I'm really glad to hear you enjoyed it!

(+2)

i will admit when i met that second ghost, i was immediately like... "oh... i GET you......"

so delightful! ruf!

Thank you very much!

(+3)

soooo cute! I love the ghost pup ending :')

Thank you! I'm so glad you enjoyed it (and got the doggo ending)!

(+4)

wheres the incoherent screaming option?

(+2)

I would love to be able to scream nonstop at the ghosts for a minute. Please add this to the game.

(+3)

i think if you mix in some violent flailing and latin chants you can convince them you are like for real possessed and get them to run the heck away in terror of the ALPHA GHOST.

this of course leads to an ending where you have the best night of sleep you've ever had in a while. but a demonic looking spirit fades into view to imply you were actually possessed by this fourth ghost.

(+1)

Interesting prospect. I kind of do want to add more branching options to this, and this is not a bad idea... Although the first ghost might just be even more intrigued by a possessed mortal!

maybe not after vague but ominous threats of being dragged into the underworld.

(+3)

I'm legit tempted to add in a dialog tree that's just "AAAAAAAAH" for every answer... But I think our protagonist might be too sleep deprived to muster that much energy in the end.

(1 edit) (+2)

Absolutely loved it!

Great job developer!

Thank you so much for the feedback and for taking the time to play my game! I'm super glad you liked it. Loved your video, the voices you did are spot on!