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The Ghost Cage

Free to download on Itch.io and on Steam!

Isabel's just moved into a new home, but it turns out it's haunted by a ghost!

Should she be afraid? Or should she try to be nice to the ghost and befriend it? Or maybe she could even turn the tables on it and drive it out of the house!

The outcome of this short and light-hearted adventure game depends on the items you find and the choices you make. Multiple endings - which may be happy, sad, heartwarming, or amusing - available.

Playtime: About 20-30 minutes for one playthrough.

Notes

This is not a horror game, though it was made for the horror-themed Spooktober Spooktacular Game Jam (where it won 1st prize!). The game has a ghost and a couple of allusions to violence and death.

The idea of a ghost whose reaction to you depends on how you treat it and a couple scenes in this game were loosely inspired by The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde, one of my favorite short stories.

Latest Blog

Updated and now available on Steam too!

The Ghost Cage is now available as a free game on Steam! For the most part, the gameplay is the same as the game jam version, but I've added achievements (which will help you keep track of which ending you've unlocked), a new drawing option for the bloodstain in the house, more outcomes related to working for either Ernest or Basil, and other minor changes. The full changelog is below.



The Ghost Cage is not a horror game, but I decided to release it on Steam now because October seems to be an appropriate month for a game featuring a ghost (though it's not a scary one!), and also as a homage to Oscar Wilde, whose birthday was October 16th. The idea of a ghost whose reaction to you depends on how you treat it and a couple scenes in this game were loosely inspired by Wilde's humorous short story The Canterville Ghost.

I've updated the game on Itch.io as well. Unfortunately, due to how achievements are tracked and other additions, savefiles from the old (game jam) version on Itch.io are not compatible with the updated version. Sorry about that!
  • Completed
  • SeaPhoenix
  • RPG Maker MZ
  • Adventure
  • 11/01/2020 09:56 PM
  • 10/11/2021 08:28 PM
  • 10/31/2020
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Hello, could you add a download so that I can submit a review? You can just add the link to your itch.io page as a donwload, it will count.
author=Beregon
Hello, could you add a download so that I can submit a review? You can just add the link to your itch.io page as a donwload, it will count.


Sorry for the delay - I've been away from the forum for a while! I didn't realize I could add a link as a download; thanks for pointing that out. A link to the game is now available under Downloads.
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