UPDATE : cheat menu available : press + to wrap to any place in the game

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This project by a team of 9 people was made for the Ludum Dare Jam 50 ! The theme was "delay the inevitable".

Nightwaker is a typing adventure game where you must keep you eyes open in order to not fall asleep.
Amidst the madness of a decaying world where death awaits for those who close their eyes, you must find your way home to see your loved one.
Will you acheive to not lose your mind ? Or is it even possible to escape Morpheus's arms ?

Controls (custom keybinding available, press ESC to access options) :

J & L : keeping your eyes open
keyboard: typing
A & D : walk

To people asking if they reached the end : (spoiler) the end is when you reach the house. After a certain action, you can close your eyes and see the credits.

Blocked ? Press + to open the secret cheat wrap menu. :p There's also a cheat option to prevent your eyes from closing all together, but where's the fun in that ?

Nightwaker bases its mechanics, story and world on the multiple stages of insomnia and on rare sleeping conditions like the lethargic encephalitis that immobilises you and turn your skin grey, making you become like a living statue.

PlatformsWindows, HTML5
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
(2 total ratings)
AuthorsDark Peace, GRAMSINATOR, Daelon
Made withGodot, Aseprite
TagsDark, Fantasy, Ludum Dare, Ludum Dare 50, Narrative, Short, Singleplayer, Story Rich, Typing
Code licenseUnlicense
Average sessionA few minutes
LinksLudum Dare


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NightwakerV1.3.exe 183 MB


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Very cool, reminded me of limbo.

Pros: Visuals, music and sound effects, very well done.

Cons: Trying to keep your eyes open gets annoying after a while, it's annoying that you have to keep pushing all the time. It would be better if the eyes would take to longer to close.