October

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October is mostly known for its final day: Halloween. As expected, there was no shortage of small games made for the occasion. Yes, our round-up of the last month includes goofy skeletons, eerie coffins, and lost ghosts.

But it's not all witches and rituals and the like. There's a reverie at the office and a story set inside a recreation of an IM client. Have a browse through our selection below. And if you want to find more convenient collections such as this check out our round-up tag.


To Burn In Memory (Orihaus)

To Burn In Memory

"Explore a city that never existed, and uncover its secret history through the memories of a woman that lived its darkest moments." - Author's description

Play here (Browser)


Between Us (Josh Unsworth)

Between Us

"That surreal time of the night when it feels like anything could happen." - Author's description

Download demo on itch.io (Windows)


Ghost Pond (Titouan Millet)

Ghost Pond

"Ghost Pond is an "aquarium", meaning that its only purpose is to be contemplated." - Author's description

Download on itch.io (Windows, Mac, Linux)


Picture Processing (Frank DeMarco)

Picture Processing

"Un-glitch your screen and restore the NES's memory by swapping tiles back into their proper addresses" - Author's description

Download on itch.io (Windows, Mac, Linux)


sonam in the storm (James Shasha)

sonam in the storm

"for my parents" - Author's description

Download on itch.io (Windows, Mac)


Knossu (Jonathan Whiting, Bow Church)

Knossu

"A non-euclidean horror game." - Author's description

Download here (Windows, Mac, Linux)


3am (Diane Mueller)

3am

"A text game about the stillness of being awake at 3AM, despite all efforts." - Author's description

Purchase for $1 on itch.io (Windows, Mac, Linux)


▩▩▩▩ (George Buckenham)

▩▩▩▩

"MacPaint pattern + noise + repeated convolution" - Author's description

Play here (Browser)


one with nature (☃)

one with nature

"travel to the secret garden" - Author's description

Play on itch.io (Browser)


The Meeting (Mouse & the Billionaire)

The Meeting

"The Meeting is a procedural music composition disguised as a casual game for your phone." - Author's description

Download on the App Store (iOS)


6 feet under (ゐおり野)

6 feet under

"ちょっと怪奇な気分を味わいたい人へ。" - Author's description

Download here (Windows)


LUXURY $IMULATOR (Rebecca Merrill)

LUXURY $IMULATOR

"a first person game-essay set in the last bastion of human civilisation" - Author's description

Download on itch.io (Windows, Mac)


skeleton flower (Loren Schmidt)

skeleton flower

"a cross section of a particular time in a person's life, explored by browsing files in a fictional obsolete operating system." - Author's description

Download on itch.io (Windows, Mac)


Emily is Away (Kyle Seeley)

Emily is Away

"an interactive story set in a retro chat-client." - Author's description

Download on itch.io (Windows, Mac, Linux)


Midnight. Swordfight. (Chandler Groover)

Midnight. Swordfight.  (Chandler Groover)

"A fool receives a challenge from a countess. Violence. Sex. Profanity. Sausage." - Author's description

Play it online

Download it on the 2015 IF Comp site (Glulx)


homeland (rooksfeather)

homeland (rooksfeather)

"Something intangible crossed over, a memory, and someone caught it... You are getting these, right? Send me a letter if you're getting these. I miss you." - Author's description

Download it on GameJolt (Windows)


ten moons (RoboCicero)

ten moons

"explore a house" - Author's description

Download on itch.io (Windows, Mac, Linux)


Birdland (Brendan Patrick Hennessy)

Birdland  (Brendan Patrick Hennessy)

"Fourteen-year-old Bridget's summer camp experience takes a turn for the bizarre when her otherworldly bird dreams start bleeding into reality." - Author's description

Play it online

Download it on the 2015 IF Comp site


Nethernovel (Damian Sommer, Ryan Roth)

Nethernovel

"Damian and I made a game about what we think Undertale is about. (Note: we know next to nothing about Undertale.)" - Author's description

Play here (Browser)


I am dead where are my keys (Taylor Bai-Woo, Ben Swinden, Halina Heron)

I am dead where are my keys

"Drive like your life depends on it! but you're already dead." - Author's description

Download on itch.io (Windows, Mac, Linux)


Homesickened (Snapman)

Homesickened

"A short story about rational fears in 4-color CGA." - Author's description

Download on itch.io (Windows, Mac)