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In a nearly forgotten place, far from the Angel War, a drunken sailor crashes his ship. You have the misfortune of being on it.

"this first-person adventure feels wonderfully Morrowind with its weird fauna, its dusty environment, its alien creatures and its electric atmosphere. Influences are expertly mixed in a science fiction ghost story set in a decidedly wuthering airborne world" - Tom Sykes, PC Gamer

---    Left Click = Use    ---    Right Click = Inventory    ---    Esc = Quit    ---

---    GAME: James Wragg    ---    MUSIC: Daniel Staley   ---

Made for the Gothic Novel Jam.


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The Night is Darkening Win64.zip 31 MB
The Night is Darkening Win86.zip 29 MB
The Night is Darkening MacOS.zip 34 MB
The Night is Darkening Linux.zip 45 MB


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im having trouble staring the game iself. my laptop says it doesnt have any programs to open it with.. any helps appreciated thanks

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The game succeeds at creating uneasy atmosphere and I really enjoyed it. No problems or bugs occured except for a typo in the last dialogue with the noble.

Something IS happening in the universe set up during the game, and we seem powerless about it. We just go on with the flow, I think this is what truly frightened me. I'm kinda sad of the choice I made concerning this specific character. Thank you for this experience.

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Hey you make some pretty amazing stuff! I thoroughly enjoyed this and Dread Delusion! You're actually exactly the kind of person I'm looking for, do you have a business email?

Played your game, and I liked it quite a bit! I made a video, feel free to check it out!

that was strangely haunting...I'm not sure why. but I liked it 

Very unique, I loved it so much I played multiple times :D

Good, but definitly not long enough.


The way the characters are presented it reminded me a lot of the game Baroque. And the atmosphere too. Really neat.


Guys, you have to make a whole game set in this universe! It was a fantastic experience, loved it!

I love the art style of the game, it's really pleasant for me. It's honestly my favorite style. Loved the gameplay and how it had a lot of things to do in a tiny space. 

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Great relaxing art game


Fantastic game!

It's like Morrowind meets Dark Souls, with a dash of H.P. Lovecraft. A very tight and well crafted, immersive game world. I really liked the atmosphere and setting, the lore bits, and the light sprinkle of music. Plus the scary house of course. Elegant ending.

Love this stuff

Enjoyed it a lot!! 


Short game with a great atmosphere and a story that leaves you wanting more. Would be great if you would expand the game, allow us to explore more islands and get more of the history of the Angel War.


Fantastic atmosphere!

Cool lil game.


My only problem was that it left me wanting more!

I love the weird and unique setting of the game.

Very short but really interesting and a bit creepy game :)

I loved this game! The only problem i have with it is that its not long enough! The atmosphere was perfect, i loved the concept. I would love to have more! A must play.

As many others have said the atmosphere of this game is amazing. Feels like there is a good story in the works but the length of the game limits how much is revealed to the player. Would love to play a full length game in this universe.

All I can say is this was really interesting and I want to know more about the game world.

An interesting game.

We made a short video while playing:

Really really excellent mood and setting. I love the whispering in the manor.

Brilliant Game : )

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Hey buddy nice to see you are proactive 

A pretty good game with a decent story. Runs smoothly and has some great sounds. The whispers are very good. A very well done... :)

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For some reason, there is lag in the mac version of the game. It's like the game freezes briefly every second when you are moving.

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Oh really? Does it only happen if you move?  Sorry about that - If you have any more info I can try and fix it in future.

It only happens when anything is moving, including riding on the ship. I have the game on the lowest graphic setting so I don't understand why this is happening.


Sorry but far, far too short. To be immersive it would need to be about 5x as long, maybe have 5 'mini levels' each about the same length as the island at the start.


You have a talent for creating atmosphere, well done!

I really enjoyed this game very much :) great job on making it keep doing what your doing :)

I LOVED IT! Everything from the art to the weird story, it just drew me into the wonderful creepy world :D

I LOVED it! I was hoping the ship would take me to the castle at the end. then maybe back around to the big mushroom tower. That would be really cool, but i love the feel of this game. Id be down to play another game like this if you made more!

Greetings from Germany! Good game man, keep it up. I really love the graphics and the sprites, it has an really nostalgic feeling. The overall atmosphere was also really good. It could have been a little bit scarier for my taste but otherwise I really enjoyed playing your game. :)


I loved the atmosphere of this game! The mushrooms and the bleak environment reminded me a little of Morrowind. The writing was great as well. Thanks for sharing this!

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