A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

Ephialtes: A Winter's Dream

The lively streets of winter are swept away with terror and dread. You wake up alone, and must now put the pieces together in order to find a way out of the city.

Ephialtes is a short, atmospheric horror adventure game designed while experimenting with Game Maker. Expected play time is around 20 to 40 minutes.

Controls are explained in-game, but just for reference                            

  • Move _________ Left/Right Arrow Keys
  • Inventory ____ I
  • Interact _____ Up Arrow Key
  • Close Game ___ Esc
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(1 total ratings)
GenreAdventure, Puzzle
TagsChristmas, Female Protagonist, GameMaker, Horror, Pixel Art, Short


Ephialtes 1.0 Windows.zip 10 MB
Ephialtes 1.1 Windows.zip 10 MB
Ephialtes 1.1 macOS.zip 16 MB
Ephialtes 1.1 Linux.zip 10 MB
Ephialtes 1.1 Linux YYC.zip 33 MB

Install instructions

Simply download and unpack the ZIP archive, then launch the Ephialtes runner.

Development log


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Well this was an interesting gem. I nearly didn't see it, but definitely love the aesthetic and the world you built. Even if it's a dream. It's short, but to the point, and didn't overstay it's welcome. Not too shabby.  

Short but intriguing. Hope to see more in this creepy universe. Sărbători fericite! :)