A downloadable game for Windows

The Night Is Long is a short Lovecraftian inspired horror game and a remake of a previous game jam game called Night is Long.


In the midst of grief and despair, a man sets out on a journey to escape the pain of his past. But as he drives through the stormy night, he comes face to face with the impossible - his deceased wife standing in the middle of the road. Without hesitation, he follows her into the abandoned mansion, determined to uncover the truth. As he delves deeper into the mansion, he realizes that the night is long, and that he is not alone. He must use all of his wits and determination to survive the horrors that lurk within, and uncover the secrets of the mansion. Experience a terrifying journey filled with twists and turns in The Night Is Long, Can you survive the horrors of the night, or will you be consumed by the darkness?


W A S D - To walk around 

Right Mouse Click - Interact with the Environment

I / TAB - To Open the Inventory

M - To Open The Map

N – Collection Screen

Updated 21 days ago
Release date Jan 10, 2022
Rated 3.7 out of 5 stars
(12 total ratings)
GenreAdventure, Puzzle
Made withBlender, Adobe Photoshop, Unity, GIMP
TagsAtmospheric, Creepy, Horror, Indie, jumpscare, Lovecraftian Horror, lovecraftian-horror, Psychological Horror, Spooky
Average sessionAbout an hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse


The Night Is Long v3.1.zip 794 MB

Install instructions

  • Unzip TheNightIsLongGame.zip 
  • Click the folder
  • Run The Night Is Long.exe
  • Enjoy!

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I enjoyed a lot. This one remember to me Pineview Drive. Congratulations.

Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it!


Nice game with a spooky atmosphere!


Thanks Sabrina! Thank you for your kind words. Glad you enjoy it.


Didn't get to play through the whole game but i can tell from what i did play that you put a lot of time into the great atmosphere and feel of this game, very immersive and cool.

thanks glad to hear you liked it. 

is this game full of jumpscares?

No it not full of jump scares it is a combination of Puzzles, exploration, story and some Jumpscares. The focus is not on the jump scare but, in the atmosphere, story.


Yep, I returned to this game. Thank you for notifying me about the update. This time It ran so much better and I had like no issues. Volume I could just decrease a bit and I was all fine then. I liked it.

Glad to hear ! :)


Hello again.

I tried your new game since I did enjoy the first version so much. Also thanks for notifying me about it.  Yet, I have some complains here, one of the major ones is the punishment for death. Still, not a bad game. I even made a new video about it.

Thanks for trying it out! Yeah I understand that. I didn't think it would matter so much as the game is not super long. I over estimated the length of the game a little bit. Lesson learn for next time. I am looking into maybe make a small update to Fix this issue :)

Gave me good vibes but fortunately didn't enjoy it to the max cause of my PC specs. Well done


Nice game, i liked the atmosphere and graphics

Thank you glad you liked it!


I am not a reviewer by any means so take what I say not too seriously. I may have seemed a little harsh in my video, but the game wasn't bad at all. I can tell a great deal of work and passion was put in. My only gripe is the repetitiveness of finding a key to unlock a room, then going to that next room to get a key that unlocks another. Keep it up! (My bad for not finding the first stone hidden in plain sight.)

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thank you and appreciate your feedback and criticism:) glad you managed to finish the game in the end.


A great horror game, so many diverse ways you had managed to scare me, I was not expecting that a game could keep on edge for so long, just the simple tapping and breathings which seemed to always lead you somewhere. Even when it seemed like nothing would happen, something unexpected would catch me off guard. Even your use of jumpscares were great, they were not simply in your face moments but set up in ways in which I would not expect.

Although I have to say, the train is a cheap death, you have no forewarning of instant death and being hit means you have to start the game again. It is something I would expect when playing β€˜I Wanna Be the Guy’, not when no preceding events lead you to expect this would happen.

With Ideas like this, I would love to see what you could make given a longer game, you seem to easily grasp the way to build horror in a limited environment, with puzzles just complex enough to befuddle the player for a short while.

Thanks for playing :) I am glad you enjoyed it and thank you for your kind words. I would love to make a longer game if I had the right budget and team. :)


πŸ”² My 90-year-old grandma could play it 

βœ… Easy

πŸ”² Normal  

πŸ”² Hard

πŸ”² "Dark Souls"

- Accessibility -

πŸ”² Easy to figure out 

βœ… Takes some time to figure out

πŸ”² Hard to figure out

πŸ”² Very Unclear


πŸ”² "MS Paint"

πŸ”² Bad

πŸ”² Meh

πŸ”² Graphics don't matter in this game

πŸ”² Decent 

πŸ”² Good

πŸ”² Beautiful

βœ… Masterpiece

- MUSIC && SFX -
πŸ”² None

πŸ”² Bad

πŸ”² Not special

πŸ”² Good

βœ… Beautiful


πŸ”² This game has no story it's a β™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯ simulator/Shooter

πŸ”² Like playing "Temple Runners" for the story

πŸ”² It's there for the people who want it

πŸ”² Well written

βœ… Epic story  


πŸ”² Free

βœ… WAY Underpriced (if it is your first game, then it's alright. But for any upcoming ones, add a price if it will be like this; also watch the stream to see why)

πŸ”² Perfect price

πŸ”² Could be cheaper

πŸ”² Overpriced

πŸ”² Complete waste of money


πŸ”² You can run it on a microwave

πŸ”² Average

βœ… High end

πŸ”² "NASA" computer


πŸ”² Super Short  (0-10 minutes)

πŸ”²Very short (0 - 1 hours)

(haven't played it fully)

βœ… Short (1 - 10 hours)

πŸ”² Average (10 - 30 hours)

πŸ”² Long (30 - 70 hours)

πŸ”² Extremely long (70 - 110 hours)

πŸ”² No ending

- FUN -

πŸ”² I'd rather watch paint dry

πŸ”² Hard to enjoy

πŸ”² Repetitive

πŸ”² Actually pretty scary

βœ… Ride of your life


πŸ”² It's a one-time experience

(haven't played it fully)

βœ… For achievements

βœ… If you wait a few months/years

πŸ”² Definitely (you can always go back and improve and is still enjoyable

πŸ”² Infinitely replayable

Special Thanks to BLUEY from Steam (Creator of the template)

- MARKETING - (How well your game page)

πŸ”²Very Weak (No photos/videos/Description/Story/External Links + Devlogs)

πŸ”²Weak ( No photos/videos/Story/External Links + Devlogs)

πŸ”²Good (No videos/ External Links + Devlogs)

βœ…Great (has all the above)

 Hey! I played your game on my stream! Watch it to see the live review!  Here's the link for it: https://www.twitch.tv/spacematterplay πŸ˜„
Game Number: 2
Time the review ended: 1:28:20

  I would also appreciate if you could give an opinion on our latest game. Game devs advice is precious because we know better what it takes to make something work. It's called "Backdoor Shifts"

woah that is a long comment :) Thank you for playing and glad you enjoyed it. Also thanks for your feedback and really appreciate it.

Thanks for the Beautiful rating for Music & SFX! Made my day :)


 scary game

Thanks for playing! Glad you enjoyed it.

 your welcome


good game, reminds me of mine

Thanks for playing! :) and interesting!


This was a really creepy game. The background sounds kept me tense the whole time. Keep up the great work! 

Thank you :) Glad you enjoyed it.


This was actually a lot of fun! It had a nice atmosphere, it worked and ran well. It's fairly basic but for a game with a solo dev behind it, I can't really aim too high.
I do have a couple of requests for a future game though.
1: Tell the player which key they use on a door. This would help make it more clear when you make progress vs just find an open door. Alternatively, label the doors.
2: Put a softly flashing light on the stones or something. The first stone took me ages to find because it just blended in to the area it's located in, and that was a pain in the neck to find.
3: Cutscene audio balancing could use some work. The voice acting is really quiet compared to the background music; that's an easy fix, but just something to keep in mind.
Definitely keep up the good work and I'll be checking out any future games you make!

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Hey there! Thank you for you kind words. Thank you for playing and I am glad you had a lot of fun.

I appreciate the feedback and I will try to address some of it in a patch to make the experience better. About the 2. Items suppose to light up bright in the dark so you can know they are interactable but in your video I noticed the stones do not light up very much. I will check it out and see if there is problem with them and try to address it. I will also check about the cutscenes audio balancing.

Thank you again for your feedback really appreciate it.

Impressive game. I love the mansion and the illustrantions. Really fun!

Thanks! glad you enjoyed it.

I enjoyed it but got stuck and couldn't figure out how to progress.

thanks for playing and glad you enjoyed it. Yeah you missed a key in the bedroom .^^β€˜

So many keys. Also, do the stones automatically get used when you are in the right place or do you have to manually access them in the inventory?

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All items are automatically used when you click on the right place. For example if you click the Door it uses the right Key to unlock. or when you click the Stone holder it puts the right stone in it automatically. You don't have to use the Inventory. I will work on some Quality of Life improvements over the weekend. 


Here is PART 2 of the video!!!




Great story and atmosphere! 

thanks for playing :) glad you enjoyed the game.


i kinda got lost at some point on what to do but nonetheless i hope you take my ranting as constructive :) 

Thanks for playing and I am sorry to hear you got lost. I appreciate your feedback.

beautiful Game, but i guess i didnΒ΄t make it :)i had fun though :) thx a lot 

thanks for playing and I am glad you had fun.

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great jobs

thank you glad you liked it.

Hi there, I am DragonExplosion and I am a Youtuber. If you like my videos, please leave a like and subscribe at my channel.

I am actually not done with the game so it would be cool if you could give me some hints as to how to complete the game from where I was stuck at (I am currently stuck at the part where I am done with the piano room and I have no idea where to go after that). 

I am quite blind when it comes to looking for items in horror games so I tend to miss out on them. In fact, I missed out on the position of some of the keys during my first 2 runs of the game, causing me to have actually spent 2 hours playing the game without achieving the ending yet. So, if the creator sees this, PLEASE SEND HELP. 

This was a really cool horror game that really reminded me of Resident Evil as well as a horror movie revolving around a man trying to revive his dead child by burying his dead child in a cursed land. I like the graphics and the details put into making the notes as well as the introduction scene of the game. The story is really intriguing and the game is much better than it was in the first version of the game.  

I feel that for someone like me, who is quite blind when it comes to finding things in horror games, it is definitely frustrating when you cannot proceed and you keep running around the mansion, looking for the key to unlock the doors. It would be cool if some function was added to help the player find the items required if they are blind like me. Also. it would be cool if more could be done in the game like more puzzles (maybe you can highlight certain items) as so far, the game is mainly a walking simulator with nothing much to do. It would also be good to have checkpoints and a way to save the game so that the player doesn't have to cry if they accidentally encounter the monster. (I almost rage quit as I couldn't figure out what to do after the piano room. I quit calmly.)

Thank you for reading my comment and I wish you good luck in your future endeavours.


Thank you DragonExplosion for your kind word. Thanks for your feedback. A hint for where to go next is the starting area and you need the three stones.


Thank you so much man! I managed to complete the game but the unfortunate part is that my video recorder application did a bad job in recording the long-awaited beautiful ending of the game! Nonetheless, the game was amazing despite getting lost a lot of the time! 


that is unfortunate but I am glad! And you very welcome.