A downloadable game for Windows

You find yourself in an unfamiliar maze of houses and alleyways. Nervously, you fumble at a door handle only to find that it is paper thin. In fact, everything feels unnaturally thin and dry to the touch. Are you dreaming? Suddenly, you hear heavy footsteps. Feeling an inexplicable sense of dread, you frantically sprint away and race around a corner. As you try to catch your breath, you can't help but notice a scrap of paper with a single letter printed on it. The sight of the letter gives you a sudden sense of déjà vu. And slowly, you begin to remember how you got here. Maybe you can solve the mystery of this place and escape.

If you get scared, don't worry; there's a dedicated button for screaming.

Install instructions

Extract the contents of Smudged.zip into a new folder.

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Smudged.zip 102 MB

Comments

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JUST MADE A NEW VIDEO AND THIS GAME IS IN IT MAKE SURE TO GO CHECK IT OUT! THANKS GUYS!

THANKS FOR PLAYING

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loved the concept even got a good jump scare out of it. That dang D took me far to long to find lol

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Thanks for playing! Yeah, it's like pac-man.

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i was interested in knowing what the theme song was?

"Souvenir" performed by Fritz Kreisler.

Link:

Souvenir

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this caught me off guard really hard

Thanks for playing. Cool vid!

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really enjoyed this game great atmosphere and scares! Please check out my play through below 

Thanks for playing! :]

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It's a very interesting game, felt like such a nostalgic throwback to the old maze games but with such a gorgeous art style. Really fascinated by the world and it left me wanting to know more. Looking forward to your further projects.

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Thanks for the kind words! I'll try not to disappoint with my future project. :] 

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Is the game finished and needs no more updates?

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Yeah, Smudged is finished for now. The attention it got far surpassed my expectations for such a small game! But I have a really cool new project I'm moving on to. :]

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SKIP TO 8:12!!!

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Thanks for playing! :]

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personally would prefer it if you used the mouse to look but apart from that the characters looked cool and had good jumpscares overall a good game I'm just bad at it :/ but keep up the good work :)

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Thanks for playing! Yeah, I agree that turning with the mouse would be better. I'll keep that in mind if I ever make a sequel. Glad you enjoyed!  

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I'm scared.. I've been walking down the hallways for a while now and I heard some footsteps. OH NO OH N-

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It was a fun game! i liked how you guys combine the maze and the horror/spooky elements in the game. when it comes to the sound of the game i liked that it is spooky at some point. but, it would be awesome if the footsteps/buzzing has a dimension so that you would know if they are on your left, right etc. overall, it was a fun experience!

Thanks for the feedback, glad you enjoyed! :]

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my playthrough 

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Thanks for playing!

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I loved this game ! I made custom characters introductions as well as created names for them :P

dunno if you already created names for them or not though :'D

but tell me, what do I do with the letters once I collect them ?!

and I hope you enjoy my gameplay !

good job btw :)

Thanks so much for playing! Your editing was incredible and I loved the new names! Yeah, you have to collect all of the letters to get to the end. But that shouldn't really matter, I'm glad you enjoyed! :]

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You should make a sequel though :D

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This was fun!

I really liked the art style. Scared me a few times but I eventually figured out the whole maze and was able to beat hard mode. Thanks for making this game.I don't know what the ending word means...is it latin?

Thanks so much for playing and beating it! I loved how you matched the style with the thumbnail. Yeah, inelectabilis means "not to be avoided or escaped."

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ah fancy! Learned something new everyday! I am totally going to use that word in conversations incorrectly hahaha.

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JUST UPLOADED A NEW VID MAKE SURE TO GO CHECK IT OUT!!! THANKS GUYS!!! (It's the 3rd game)

Thanks for playing

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Now I'm curious. You said there's a dedicated button for screaming if I get scared.

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Yeah, it's really advanced technology.

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I'm still thinking if I should try it or not. I'm not good at horror games with things chansing you, I prefer the ones with only jumpscares. But on the other hand I'm curious. Should I try it?

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You should. It's not that long of a game.

Ok :D

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pretty trippy game lol

Thanks for playing! :]

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np and ty as well :D

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love the music, please tell me you’re gonna post the audio file!

Glad you enjoyed them! The songs are "Souvenir" performed by Fritz Kreisler and "My Old Kentucky Home" performed by Arthur Pryor. :]

Here are the links to the recordings:

Souvenir

My Old Kentucky Home

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Here i am beating hard mode!


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Thanks so much for coming back! I absolutely LOVED the chicken on the shoulder!

The changes in hard mode are:

extra enemy(Ludwig)

enemies are faster

extra walls

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Will there be any more updates to this game? 

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Probably not any big ones for now. 

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i will keep an eye out for new games from you ;) 

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Nice little game and dashie played it at around 25min into the video,

Thanks for playing! :)

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This was an entertaining play, love the throw back to the 2d dungeon crawlers, and the limited method of moving as well as the tight corners make for a hell of a ride. Cleared the Hardcore mode as well, am now curious what the ending means.

Thanks so much for playing and sticking it through to the end! I'm also really glad that you were curious about the ending and were able to interpret it! I wish I had left more clues so the story I planned could be more understandable and intriguing. I kind of fell into the "cryptic scary story" trap because I was really eager to release the game immediately after I had a working prototype. 

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This actually gives me enough to want to know more to be honest.

The true ending (which can only be the hardcore ending) is super interesting as its so different to what was presented in game.

Also love the art style!

Drop me a message if you ever release more information, would love to cover this in a video again.

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I loved this game! The scares got me several times and the tight corners made it even more unnerving! Keep up the good work!

 

Thanks so much for playing! :)

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I really hated this game, in a good way! I would appreciate it if you could check out my video!

Glad you hated it! I love it when people have exciting reactions to my games. Great vid!

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pretty darn frightening...

Thanks for playing! 

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I am legitimately in love with this game!! Everything is so adorable in a kind of "it will eat your face" sort of way!! Really nicely done!!

(This is the fourth game on the video)

Thanks for the kind words! Great vid!

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Good game! Really enjoyed playing!

Thanks for playing! Nice shirt!

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Nice game. With the controls how they are you feel really boxed in, which makes it even creepier.

Thanks a lot that was a really exciting video! Yeah the controls could be a bit smoother I'll be looking into some solutions. Glad you enjoyed though!

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Pretty cool. I enjoyed it. Not being able to strafe definitely sets you up for some scares haha

Thanks for playing! Yeah strafing is a good idea maybe I'll add it!

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its cool without strafe too. It might become way easier with strafe so its probably best the way it is. Strafing would ruin the surprise when you turn a corner and find an enemy right in your face. 

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This game most definitely got me by surprise, I really enjoyed it! I scared myself too...

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Thanks for playing! Great vid!

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(BOTH ENDINGS) THESE CLOWNS GOT FOLDED LIKE AN OMELET.

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Thanks so much for playing! You spedran that like a pro and even caught on to some of the enemy behaviors! Great vid! :)

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Nice

Nice

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Dope game I didn't know what to expect from this! and I'm surprised I beat it! the I saw hardcore mode lol!!I barely beat the first mode!!

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Thanks so much for playing! You can actually sprint and hold forward to move, and I'm impressed you were able to beat normal mode without it! It was definitely my fault for not including a proper tutorial. :)

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lol no way 😂!!!! So can we say I beat it on hardcore mode 😂 also thank you!! 

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Amazing game dev :D but it's actually hard to avoid these creatures lol , i hope you enjoy my gameplay 

Thanks so much! Really great gameplay! You got so close!

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Thank you :D

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This game was much more scary than i thought. First jump scare literally made me jump in my seat. Check out my first 8 min of gameplay:

 I will be doing a part 2 for Hardmode. I will be keeping an eye on updates ;)
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Thanks so much for playing! You caught on to the pac man inspiration really quick! :)

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good games are meant to be played ;)

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Awesome game! Had a lot of fun playing it :)

here's the gameplay ;)

keep it up ;)

Thanks so much! Glad you enjoyed it!