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Version: 1.0.0

This is the first finished version of the game. The game might continue to be further developed in the future.


Enter the mind of a troubled poet, and accompany him in his search for inspiration. You must guide him through the "nightmare realm" and help him find enough inspiration to finish his last poem. But bear in mind, your actions might anger the Shadows that inhabit this place, and your actions could have consequences.


- Use WASD to move.

- Press E to interact.

- Search for inspiration (Feathers).

- Once you have all the feathers, get back to the portal

- Use the PHONE to disable SPIKE traps.

- Search for pacifiers to calm down the BABY.

- Do NOT get caught by a Shadow.

- If a Shadow CRASHES into something while following you, it will DISSAPEAR

Release date Jun 16, 2019
Made withUnity, GIMP
Tags2D, Horror, poetic, suspense
Average sessionA few minutes


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LurkingShadows_version_1.0.0.zip 35 MB

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Might be making a video on this soon. Not exactly sure when though...

Thank you, I'd love to hear your opinion of the game!!!


When I read the description it reminded me of Layers of fear, this sounds very interesting and I can't wait to play it :D

I don't know if you've heard of Game Development World Championship before (gdwc2019) but it's a competition for indie game developers where they can submit their games and it's free! It's great if you want some more visibility for the game and it only takes a couple of minutes to join :)


Thank you for your input. This game was developed for a Game Jam (in 48h) so it's not ready. I've continued to develop the game and will post a first version by the end of this week (I have to wait until the competition ends to make any changes). I would recommend you to wait until then to download the game, as it's current state is full of bugs, which will be corrected in the next version uploaded. Anyway, thank you for your support!


Okay! I'll wait :D