This game was great. The type of fear this game made me feel was so different from most games. The fear of looking for a love one while questioning your own concern is such a relatable feeling. As a transwoman, this was amazing representation and would recommend this game to everyone!
A downloadable game for Windows
Welcome to Bleakshore
The haunting wilderness awaits you.
The ocean washes the silver sands.
Orla is here somewhere.
The marram grass blows gently in the wind.
Over the salt marshes ravenous gulls cry.
Where is Orla?
The pines tower overhead,
Their dead needles carpet the ground.
An object dear to you rests there.
Dusty paths maintained by the feet of summer,
Hidden now in thick unmoving fog.
You hope she's okay.
For the Haunted PS1
Wretched Weekend 1 game jam
- WASD to move
- Mouse to look
- Left click to interact
- Hold Esc to quit
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I featured this in my video
The creep grew on me, I won't lie.
Pro tips: holding forward and right or left simultaneously allows you to run (face sideways to compensate and move forward); when in doubt, follow the shore line.
It was creepy coming up over a hill and not knowing what was beyond it. This happens in real life too. I got lost a few times, felt like the map was changing (creepy!).
Great atmospheric game, great story concept. Appreciated the inclusion of queer characters, and I liked the ending.
Sapphic trans gal looking for her gf. Good game, OP
There's just something about wandering around a desolate, foggy slice of countryside that I find oddly comforting. Along with being super creepy and disconcerting, of course.
This game really portrays a sense of panic and loneliness astoundingly well, despite having the feeling that we're not really along in the place we're trekking around in. We feel lost, and at the same time are never far away from familiar sights.
It took me quite a while to drag myself to where I needed to be, but the journey was most definitely worth it.
A surreal and yet ultimately satisfying experience that I think more people should embark on =)
I've had this downloaded for a few weeks now and finally got around to playing it today. Despite its short length, I was absolutely delighted by it. It's not super often that you see trans characters in horror games, much less trans characters in a loving relationship in horror games - so this was a breath of fresh air.
Lovely atmosphere, excellent sound design as well. I personally found it very hard to get lost, considering the sound leads you into finding the lost items which is great game design.
I look forward to seeing more from you guys!
Aww this has put a big smile on my face. Being trans myself I wanted to make a game inspired by my personal experiences, I'm glad you enjoyed the game <3
really enjoyed the game :)
love this game..check out ym vid of it here
Thought something was finna jump on me the whole time
I really ejoyed it!
Love the atmosphere!
One of the most atmospheric game I've ever played... Very well done! :)
the unnerving sands of bleakshore has made it into games of terror! nice story btw didn't totally expect that
I honestly thought this game was gonna be scary but, i got a good story instead. good game.
i like how this game goes like not throw in stuff at start like it doesnt start with a jump scare thats nice, tho the female she kinda.... short. ok ok uhm, so really well made game not random Bleakshore is like beachshore idk how but yeah nice one!
I just wanna talk, but you keep turning into a tree! My only question is, who does the black figure represent before you reach the end of the game? Even tho this was probably made in a short amount of time, I love how it's story driven and the players not thrown into the mix of randomness. Interesting soundscape as well!
Great game, loved how atmospheric it was.
Hey I really loved this. I really liked how the noise in the soundtrack was actually an indicator of where to go. I love these games where you can keep walking around and wander and yet somehow you get where you're supposed to.
Loved the ending as well, got heavy The Lighthouse vibes. Was that intentional?
I really enjoyed this game, The ending subverted my expectation by every measure. The whole way through, I was on edge but the ending was a pleasant surprise.
By the way, I tweeted the video out, and attributed the wrong dev. I apologize sincerely and have made a follow up edit accordingly, unfortunately I couldn't edit the tweet.
It was interesting for sure
Thank you for doing so well. It's a wonderful game
This was fantastic. I loved the huge open map. The story is driven by the desire to explore. "Bleak" is a good word to describe the atmosphere, you captured it very nicely.
Absolutely loved this. The music and atmosphere was incredibly well made and the story had me guessing the whole way through. I agree with those who found the walk a bit too slow but overcame it by walking diagonally which is a bit faster :D Otherwise, great game. Well done all those who worked on it!
I wish I could sprint. Loved the open world feel. The ambience was spooky. I loved that I kept guessing til the end.
Hey this really well done love the art direction! Thanks for the experience.
The atmosphere and the sound/music are freakin' awesome! I was on my toes all the time! Here's my little playthrough (Polish language) Cheers!
Pros and cons are down below) Check out the game here:
1. The figure in the forest is terrifying. I like that it is so subtle that it takes you time to notice. Very nice feature.
2. I like that you can wander around the island, so it's not simple linear experience but a bit more interesting concept.
3. The sounds were scary! A bit obnoxious at the lighthouse but at the start completely terrifying!
1. The main character is sooo slow. I wish the island would be smaller or Izzy faster. It would take less time to finish the game but would be way more enjoyable on the other hand.
2. The text is very slow. A bit faster maybe?
3. Found a bug when you get stuck at the lighthouse if you walk a bit further at the top (you can see that in the vid)
the game is nice, it creates sense of dread and I like hoe the story turned out. But the game feels raw. Maybe a bit more polish and it would be a strong five star experience. But for now only 4 for me.
Hope my feedback was useful!
The beautiful landscape is a sight to behold; I never expected to feel so isolated in a place of such great beauty. Particularly effective is the presence, never intruding, but instead a reminder that you’re not really alone. Perhaps it’s this presence in such a place of stunning but peaceful scenery that makes the game work so well. I truly enjoyed this.
I loved the environments and soundscape (especially those absolutely gorgeous shores). The way you laid out the text boxes wasn't an approach I'd seen before, but I thought it worked exceptionally well here. I love to see games with LGBT content, especially when it ends in a similar way to the way this one did.
Had to come and tell you great work on this. Very refreshing and I've never crossed anything like the ending in this!
The ending to this game is a rarity in horror, which is a good thing. I had a blast playing through this, even though in the video I mention that it's my second time playing it, since I wandered up the beach for 10 minutes in my first go round and nothing happened.I'm very happy with this, the games I did today were all strong and this was a high note to end on.
The text speed is a bit too slow, but it's still a good game.
Very interesting concept. Love the graphic style but the text speed is too slow for me. Anyway great work!
hey i really ejoyed this. I did get a bit confused at the end.
Hey is there any way to change the mouse sensitivity? I'd love to play the game but it's a little too high for my motion sickness.
Hi, I'm currently making a series where I play through every game submitted to the Wretched Weekend Jam, and yours was the 5th game I played!
I enjoyed the game a lot, it was fun hunting around for the collectibles, and reading the story that came with them. The one con I can think of, is that the island was a little bit too big in comparison to how much happens and how slow the character moves.
But that's just a little gripe, other than that it was a great experience!
Here's the video for those interested (time stamps in description):
3 Scary Games? What in the world was I thinking? We take a look at Dia, Chōjirō and Bleakshore today. What could POSSIBLY go wrong? One game usually goes just FINE!