You wake up all comfortable in the middle of the night only to realize..

something isn't quite right...


if you see anything, close your eyes.




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The game is inspired by the terrifying tales all around the world  that describe sleep paralysis even before the phenomenon was diagnosed.


*This is the first game that I have made and completed, so please excuse my flaws :) 


Updated 2 days ago
Published 19 days ago
StatusPrototype
PlatformsWindows, HTML5
Rating
(27)
Authorobo
GenreSimulation
Made withUnity
Tags3D, Atmospheric, Creepy, First-Person, Horror, Low-poly, PSX, Short, Singleplayer
Average sessionA few minutes
LanguagesEnglish
InputsKeyboard, Mouse
AccessibilityOne button

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sleeplessWindows.zip 28 MB

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THIS IS THE BEST GAME EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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This was a fun experience, short and sweet :) Great job for your first competed game keep it up. 

jbfhknszvfjzsjkbndf jknfzxfljndfjkbvdnkf SCARY!!!

hehe im playing this in the middle of class shhhh no one must know

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This game legit scared the heck out of me, Although kinda short, it was a really fun experience. You did a greay job scaring me with the game

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A fun and scary little game. Good work!

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very scary XD i luv it

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Was a really well done game! The spooks were well times with the gameplay (closing one's eyes to continue the night) and the sounds were very spooky! Really good , small and short game!

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Short but quite creepy

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Short, But Gets The Job Done..

Although it was extremely short, It was very enjoyable! The timing for everything was amazing, the jumpscares really got me, and close eyes feature was very creative.. Speaking as somebody who has had experiences with sleep paralysis similar to this, this game made me feel uncomfy in the right way.. lol. 3.5/5 from me! Gameplay at 11:35

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Short but scared me pretty good.

the  game glitched and restricted my view first time I played it, had to F5 just to continue

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this game was such an amazing game i'm so happy i took time to play it good job and keep it up

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was a really creepy game But at one point nothing happened i don't know if that means i lost but time time kept going up. you could add like a creepy background music to make it more creepy. 

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loved this game please check out my play through below x

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Nice game man!  INTERESTING!
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This game was really creepy and I really liked it. I'm pretty sure I failed LOL but I was happy with failing. I jumped at the end even though it didn't look like much of a scare. I give this game a 4/5 stars and I definitely want to check out some more games from this dev. I included my gameplay in my 4 scary games video. here if my video if anyone is interested. the game starts at 10:31

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So creepy! I love it

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as someone who experienced sleep paralysis. its a disturbing feeling. this game was good especially with the sound effects that made it a bit creepy, video is up on my channel if you wanna watch!
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Good job. Simple but engaging

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Unique game! That jumpscare got me!

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Really spooky

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Pros and cons are down below) Check my vid here (the game is the 2d there, likes and subs are highly appreciated!):


Advantages:

Though, the concept of sleep paralysis is not new, the scares were pretty fresh. I didn't expect them and I think that's a big advantage for the game. I loved sound design as well, the knocking seemed realistic and very creepy!

Disadvantages:

The opening or closing the eyes didn't matter at all, except for the window moment. I think that the game would benefit a lot from making the player close the eyes from time to time. I mean, the last jumpscare could even be missed because of closed eyes. I think the game requires a bit more work and polish.

Overall:

I think that the game needs more polish) I feel that it was promising but the whole opening and closing eyes concept being "just there for no reason" kinda ruined the ambiance. I think that the game would benefit a lot from a more complicated opening/closing the eyes mechanic. Like in the game called Try to fall asleep. That game made it crucial for the player to keep their eyes closed as long as possible. Here it didn't really matter. I think that if you'd came up with a good reason for closing / opening the eyes the game would benefit a lot from that. As is, I'd rate this experience  4/5 stars. Still, I think it's promising and I can't wait to see more.

Hope my feedback was useful!

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Thank you for playing and I greatly appreciate the feedback!




Spoilers ahead! 

although it has come to my attention that most people usually miss the real ending, which you can get after closing and opening your eyes while the "thing" is standing at your doorstep. This is mostly my fault due to the small time allowance I have alloted to perform this action. Thank you!! 

-obo

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loved it!!

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instructions unclear: i think you were supposed to get scared 

lol i love this anyway haha

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This was a quick fun game, good atmosphere, good scares and decent timing. defiantly recommend this to anyone  looking for a quick scare.

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As someone who has been experiencing sleep paralysis for years now, I would say It's much more of a sudden fear. One that makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand up ever so slowly. Not know if the thing you see in the corner of your eye is really there or not, and the inability to move or even turn your head won't help as the thing gets closer to you. the only thing you can do is move your eye and make grunting sounds. The only thing that snaps you out of it is that fear threshold reaching its maximum as you gasp for air scanning every part of your room for any resemblance of the figure you thought... or you felt standing right beside you...

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Well how short. Nice game and nice atmosphere. Made me a bit hesitant on the closing my eyes. I don't really think closing my eyes really continued the game though? I kept my eyes closed for only a second and then everything happened. Other than that, very unsettling short game. The aesthetic and low-quality type stuff make me jumpy.

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Such a nice little bite of horror. True nightmare fuel. I'm not usually into games that are this short, but this one fits a lot of ambience and fear into a 3 minute playthrough. Great job!

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now THIS is a horror game...

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This. Is . AWESOME

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Thanks for making this game OBO, I appreciate all the details you put to this game for it being super short, the panic effect on the character really stood out and the jumpscare certainly got me good. Thanks for replicating what sleep paralysis would be, a terrifying thing for those who have it. Your game is the first one in my video:


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OK, I'll try downloading and playing

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ACTUALLY A REALLY CREEPY GAME AND THAT JUMPSCARE GOT ME!

YOUR GAME WAS THE FIRST ONE 

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Big boy is going to pee himself

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saaaaameeee. Probably the scariest thing i've experienced since local58tv

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*shivers in frightened ten-year-old*

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I told that demon to get off of me but it wouldn't

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NO DUDE NO I GOT GOOSEBUMPS ALL OVER ME THE GAME IS 10/10 GOOD JOB DUDE

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Folks, check out this game! It makes for a very intriguing experience. Your eyes can see. Your ears can hear. But your trembling lips can't cry out for help! I've attached my Let's Play below:

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Not a bad little horror game. 

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