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You were sent to the attic, and now... you're trapped.

Explore and find an escape, for there's something off about this place.

This game was created as an exercise in game design and a project where:

  • I was limited to RPG Maker 2003 functionality
  • I was limited to RPG Maker 2003 default assets
  • Tried (failed) to keep the puzzle within ONE screen

The idea was a short complete package of a game with the potential to call it a prototype for a Unity project follow-up (which would contain original art unlike this one). I get lost without limitations quite quickly so the idea was to put lots of limitations on there and FINISH it.

I'm quite happy with the project, and if people enjoy it, I would like to pursue recreating it without the limitations of RPG Maker, so let me know what you think!

The finale was particularly limited by the engine, so I hope that goes alright for you.


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TheAttic.zip 14 MB

Development log


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This was pretty good! Only thing I'd point out is that I wish you could save, but otherwise I really liked it.

Hey there! I really appreciate you playing my game and your feedback! Removing the save option was a conscious decision since it's so short and I was trying to remove anything unneeded, as well as a bit of personal preference, BUT it could be the wrong decision absolutely! I'm going to think on it and ask around and I'll let you know if I decide to update it!

Leaning towards yes right now, but yeah I'll let you know!

Got feedback from a few more folks and while none of them felt saving was necessary they didn't think it would take away so I've added it in. I ALSO fixed a major bug I missed in the finale thing with "T.G.E.O." (there was a thing that was supposed to wait for low hp that seemed to fire off every round, dunno how I missed that!!!)

Awesome! I wanted to be able to save because there were a few times I wanted to intentionally kill myself to see if there was any special game over dialogue (since i found out by jumping in the hole that there was) but didn't want to lose my progress. I think it's a good addition personally!

Yeah fair enough! There are about 4 ways to die if one enjoyed finding those. There's one that's my favourite that's a bit hard to find haha (you have to progress without a certain item)