Film a ghost-hunting show.

A narrative pixel-art horror game.

Headphones strongly recommended. Many sound effects are directional for best atmosphere. Subtitles can also be enabled in the main menu or pause menu.

Play time: ~30-40 minutes

The downloadable versions provided below are better quality (and less likely to hit performance issues) than the in-browser version, but I like to make an in-browser version available since that's easier for some people. Plays in the browser on Chrome in particular are occasionally buggy in non-reproducible ways, and I simply can't debug these problems well. Also Godot audio in Chrome on Windows still has a tendency to be a little weird (although not as bad as before) - if you're on Windows, playing in Firefox or downloading it may be better overall. Sorry. I tried.

Controls

Toggle dialogue choices: A/D or Left/Right arrow keys
Move around: A/D or Left/Right arrow keys
Select: E or Space
Pause game: Esc
Menu navigation: WASD or arrow keys

Play in the browser

Click "Run Game" and wait for it to load. It may take some time. Note that it won't run properly on mobile browsers. If it seems laggy or slow, try restarting your browser and/or computer.

Download on Windows

Download the Windows zip below. Windows will probably block execution of the game in which case you will need to convince Microsoft Defender to run the game via More Info > Run Anyway.

Download on Mac OS

Download the Mac zip below. MacOS will probably block execution of the .app file, which you can bypass in System Preferences > Security & Privacy > General > Open Anyway.

Content warnings

(Highlight below to view - may contain spoilers)

Enclosed spaces, suicide, character death, loud or sudden noises, general horror elements; discussion of the following: mass suicide, cults

Audio attribution

spectral violin drone processed through granulation and reverb by offthesky under CC-BY 3.0 License

Man Crying and Whimmering.flac by qubodup under CC-BY 3.0 License

Dark Cave Drone by Kinoton under CC0 License

RockScrape04 by nickyg11p under CC0 License

StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows, macOS, HTML5
Rating
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
(192 total ratings)
Authordoublecrow
Made withGodot
TagsHorror, Pixel Art
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
LanguagesEnglish
InputsKeyboard
AccessibilitySubtitles

Download

Download
vacant-mac.zip 41 MB
Version 8 May 19, 2022
Download
Vacant.exe 53 MB
Version 10 May 19, 2022

Comments

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such a good game! immersive and entertaining! it ended greatly, awnsering questions and yet, not awnsering any! utterly beautiful!

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Please cut down the dialogue with about 90%. It would help the game be more spooky. It looked nice though! keep it up! :D

Suddenly remember about this game, really good and thought provoking

oh my fucking god. you know its a good horror game when youre scared and cant stop playing and then play it again. masterfully fucking implying The Horrors

I LOVE THIS GAME THE AUTHOR IS A GENIUS

Oh my! This was one of the creepiest games I've ever played with! The atmosphere was so great. I loved it how the suspense was building up and the sounds. This was a perfect horror experience and I could really feel like as if I was there . Thank you soo much for making this game!

OH MY GOD THIS GAME IS SO GOOD

that was genuinely freaking AWESOME! i've never actually played a horror game before, and this was the perfect one to start with- thank you for such a great game!

that's nice to hear, thank you!

SO FUKING GREAT.
PLS DO MORE
(The waffle house has find a new host)

Totally wasn't expecting that..
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THAT WAS REALLY GOOD!!

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i killed myself

we all did

HELP, when I open the game the screen constantly flickers, and I can't find a solution; I can't even start the game.

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Good stuff duder keep it coming. Well in your own time.

One of the best games I've seen on here. 10/10

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That was actually AMAZING, I loved the story and the graphics and how there wasn't any gore or jumpscares but it still made for an absolutely amazing horror game. My main problem with playing horror games is that I'm scared it'll happen to me or there's something visual that'll stay in my head but this was just story heavy and I love it

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Thanks!! I really like story-heavy games so that's what I tend to make

Great game; worst part was that it ended! Eagerly wait your next project! ^_^

love the stor


This game is so cool!! I loved the ending!!

very fun

very spooky,, loved it!

super fun experience! was actually immersed the whole time. great job :D

Thank you!

omg i was terrified the whole time

Loved it! Amazing atmosphere and great storytelling.

Tres original j aime beaucoup !

Awesome game! It creeped me out with the atmosphere and all the mystery alone.

love it

This was so fun, I loved it!

I loved this game, loved the story, very mysterious, thanks for making it 

Such an amazing game,really liked the design,the sound,the atmosphere,everything!!馃槉
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wow... that one really got me. i liked the characters, the design, and the fact it's so well-written is the cherry on top. thanks for this

thank you!

I don't know what to say.... just WOW. I would really like to know what is going to happen next.

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This is amazing. Some parts almost scare me to quit (with nyctophobia & puny courage). A nice horror game without first person jump scare, is what I can play. In reality a haunted place definitely is a no no for me even paid. At least I managed to finish in one setting LOL

I played Vacant. I will say... W O W! This game is very amazing ever I play! It's so spooky. This game is my official favorite game. I hope you will make next chapter game. If so! I will definitely play it when its coming out! 馃馃徎

This game was utterly fantastic. It was a good length, had very good writing and tension, and left me wanting more (in a good way). Fantastic job. I loved every second of it!

Thanks very much!

I have to say, this gets a lot more interesting having played Upstream. You're really going to turn salmon into a horror genre, at this rate.

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...funnily enough, I hadn't even thought about how similar they are until I saw this comment, but... they kinda are, huh? I guess "unknown force subconsciously compelling you to go to a place and die there" is bouncing around in my head a lot. hmm.

This was awesome! I loved the style and the story. You did an amazing job :) Thank you. I am uploading the video to my channel on youTube

Thanks!

Wow just wow, I was not expecting any of that. Amazing game, I need more of this.

Thank you!

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Great game! So does this have multiple endings or are the decisions just flavor?

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Some of the dialogue differs based on what you choose but it's not a major change. The ending is more or less the same.

I went in not expecting much from a small sized download. Then I found myself going on rants and getting into the game. It was a pretty fun experience good job!!!

Thanks!

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