A downloadable game for Windows

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.

Update

The game was updated on Oct 11, 2021 to add achievements, among other things. Unfortunately, because of how achievements are tracked and other additions, savefiles from the old version are not compatible with the updated version so you'll have to start a new game after downloading. Sorry about that!

Notes

This is not a horror game, though it was made for the horror-themed Spooktober Spooktacular Game Jam (where it won 1st place!). 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.

Minimum system requirements

OS: Microsoft Windows® 8.1/10 (64bit)
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: Compatible OpenGL / VRAM 1GB or better
Storage: 400 MB available space
Display: 1280x720 or better

StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows
Rating
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(17)
AuthorSeaPhoenix
GenreAdventure
Made withRPG Maker
Tags2D, Funny, Multiple Endings, Pixel Art, RPG Maker
Average sessionAbout a half-hour

Install instructions

  • After downloading, unzip the contents to a folder of your choice.
  • In the folder "TheGhostCage", double-click on TheGhostCage.exe to start the game. (For the old version, this would be Game.exe instead.)

Download

Download
The Ghost Cage (game jam version) 100 MB
Download
The Ghost Cage (updated version) 102 MB

Development log

Comments

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Loved this! All your games are fantastic. Great work!

Thanks for letting me know! Glad you enjoyed this game and the others as well!

Amazing game! Congratulations!

I really love this game, it brings me a lot of fun. Thank you very much!!!! 

Aw, thanks for letting me know - glad you loved it!

I really liked this story. I was able to free ghost in my first playthrough. I couldn't make myself to be mean for him. He was so cute! Just like your game. Well done!

Thanks! Glad you liked it!

very cute and wholesome!  i enjoyed it a lot ^ ^

I'm glad you enjoyed it!

That was such a lovely story!

I enjoyed the whole game 

and the ghost was really friendly! uwu

I will rate it right now 5 to 5!

Thank you! Glad you liked it!

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Very cool little game! I really enjoyed it.

Thanks for playing and for the playthrough! Good to know you enjoyed it!

A charming little game, I really enjoyed it ^^

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Thanks for letting me know - good to hear that you enjoyed it!

An interesting game. We had a lot of fun testing it. Loved the retro style and the music.

Thanks for playing, and glad you had fun! Nice to see that you got the 'true' ending too. :)

I love this game!!!! check it out

Thanks for playing, and glad you enjoyed it! Good job with the voice-acting, and hope you find some of the other endings! :)