Gave it a go...
He Keeps Me Here
A downloadable game for Windows
This game was created in it's entirety within a week for the 2018 Epic MegaJam. Unfortunately, in the last hour before the submission deadline, UE4 gave me an error every time I tried to package it, so I was not able to enter it into the competition. I was very upset about this, because I put a lot of hard work into it, and could not find a way to contact anyone at Epic Games for help. If anyone knows a way to forward this to the right people, please let me know!
That said, the game starts pretty abruptly, and doesn't tell you much. I think that's the best way for this game to start, and I think it's better to play it for yourself, as the story is intended to be discovered rather than explained. There is a depth to this story that may not be intuitive, and I'm happy to discuss it with anyone who is curious. But by all means, please play it for yourselves, and feel free to discuss any theories you have about it. I really liked the story that came out of this, and I would consider a future remake, and possibly expanding the world/lore of this game, if people are into it.
Please expect better, scarier, more realistic games in the future. I have one in the works that is sure to keep you up at night, and away from dark rooms and hallways. Happy playing!
Click download now to get access to the following files:
Log in with itch.io to leave a comment.
Scared my pants right off! That said, i'd love to know what the story was about, 'cause it isn't very obvious at any point in-game. My first thought was maybe this creature represents depression or something similar, which the title would make sense with that in mind. I loved where this was developing, and the scare build-up was pretty good. Definitely worth a play and looking forward to future endeavors!
Je crois qu’ici c’est nos vices (démons intérieurs) qui nous déconnecte de la réalité et c’est l’amour qui nous ramène dans le droit chemin <3 j’ai bien aimé le jeu
very fun and scary game wish it was longer cant wait for more of you games!!
Really cool game! Made me think and was strange but I loved it!
this was wack maaaaaan. I loved it.
Deep and interesting. Cool game :)
Hi! Thanks for making this game, I made you a video
Awesome game! I enjoyed playing this alot. The game definitely felt like a story your suppose to like figure out as you keep playing more of this game instead of the game just explaining everything to you. :)
i had a lot of fun with this game even though i think it's too deep for me lol
i liked the music i think it fit the scenario very well :D
Me ha dado mucha intriga la descripcion y una vez jugado una grata sorpresa ha estado muy bien. Buen juego.
Al aire libreAl aire libre
Creepy man, smashing mirrors, a seperated love = GREAT GAME! Great Work
Smash that like button. Smash that mirror. Smash everything! We're trapped and we can't get out!
What happened to the video? I would love to watch it!
A nice but very short game. Well made for six days and has a great little twist to it. Music fits the game well and had no problems with it. Great job... :)
Enjoyed this game Thanks for you efforts developer
Cool game. I didn't really understand the story, but it was well done.
Neat game. I enjoyed it! Check out my video on YouTube!
here is my streamed playthrough of it I loved it well packaged and executed sorry to hear you missed your deadline
This was an interesting play. I'd love to see you do more with the monster in the future. I get in this game it wouldn't fit the theme you were going for ((which I won't spoil so others can get the experience :P))
Your game starts at the 7:35 mark
Loved the design at the beginning, the impact that certain parts have, and hell even the package delivery scared the crap out of me. I feel like the monster the character sees/talks of is depression, and almost like himself is holding him back from being the person she deserves, but I can totally see where it's up to personal interpretation.
i love this short story! thank u :**
Thank you so much! I didn't expect it to get played so fast, so I clearly need to update the description.
I wanted to mention that this game was made in about 6 days, and was intended for the Epic MegaJam, but unfortunately I ran into an error trying to package the game at the last hour and couldn't submit it. So I'm happy to see that at least someone checked it out. Thanks again, I'm so happy you loved it! Expect far better, less glitchy games from me in the future!
Also, one last thing. Could you share your thoughts on the atmosphere, creepiness, gameplay, or whatever comes to mind? I'm curious to know what kind of perception this game gets, since I slaved over it for a week and didn't really have the time to have people test it for me. I'm especially curious what you thought of the story, and if it was interesting, or too confusing.