A downloadable phone call for Windows, macOS, and Linux

"But if I don't like most of your answers, well...."

As the fog rolls in, you attempt to call your brother to let him know you'd be arriving late. However, a simple mis-dialing of one digit directs your phone call to someone you don't know.

Wrong number. No big deal, right?

That is, until the mysterious woman on the other end holds your call hostage with a series of nonsensical questions.

FEATURES:

- You as the protagonist
- One voiced character
- One background
- One sound effect
- One music track
- 950 words
- Many choices, 4 endings

Story & Voice Acting by Kokoro Hane

ASSETS USED--

SFX:

"Cordless phone ring" by cbakos at freesound.org
https://freesound.org/people/cbakos/sounds/50646/

MUSIC TRACK:

Come Play with Me by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3526-come-play-with-me
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

BACKGROUND:

Image by RealAKP at Pixabay
https://pixabay.com/photos/city-walkway-street-boat-the-fog-2045453/

MENU IMAGE:

Image by Free-Photos at Pixabay
https://pixabay.com/photos/cell-phone-phone-cell-mobile-690192/

.EXE ICON IMAGE:

Clipart by OpenClipart-Vectors at Pixabay
https://pixabay.com/vectors/smartphone-cell-phone-149622/

This bite-sized game was an experimental piece created for O2A2 visual novel jam!

Install instructions

The game's volume may be a little low, so it is recommended to turn up your computer's volume a little.

!! caution !! It's not an uncommon problem for some Ren'Py games to freak out a user's firewall even though the game is perfectly fine and harmless. If the game has trouble starting up, you might have to add the game to your firewall's exception list (I have to do this myself).

Download

Download
OneDigitOff-1.0-win.zip 15 MB
Download
OneDigitOff-1.0-mac.zip 14 MB
Download
OneDigitOff-1.0-linux.tar.bz2 19 MB

Development log

Comments

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This was a creepy little experience! Loved it. And the voice acting was amazing! Better than I heard from some top notch, commercial VNs (In my opinion, a lot of EVN have some cringy voice acting lmao.)

This game proves that you can create suspense with very little if you're a good story teller. Well done!

Thank you very much, I'm flattered ^^

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Wow, this was really well made! I loved the voice, so well done, and the entire thing was really creepy, but in a subtle way that feels creepier then blood and gore. That mental horror that sort of sticks with you. I don't often like this kind of thing, but I enjoyed this one a ton!

I am quite pleased you enjoyed it! I find subtle horror to sometimes make one feel more uncomfortable and uneasy, especially when dealing with something shrouded in mystery you have no idea what's going to happen.

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I can agree, horror isn't really my thing, but when I do enjoy it, it's when it's more of a mental horror. I know the creepy stories that I still think about years later have never been the graphic ones, but the ones that leave a little more to your imagination and twist your mind with a subtle feeling of unease.

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A creepy experience! The voice acting really worked nicely for the story, and the music fits the mood quite well, too.

There seems to be a small bug in the game where playing the scavenger hunt multiple times removes choices previously selected in a past playthrough from the current playthrough...but otherwise, great work!

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Hello, pleased you enjoyed it!

As for the scanvenger hunt, I coded it that way on purpose! As stated by the voice, you may only search a location once. Therefore, once you've searched that location, the choice disappears ^^

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Oh, good point--didn't realise that her words applied to the entire experience! Well played, unknown voice on the phone...well played.

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Super creepy, and the eery but captivating voice acting elevated the experience immensely. I'm down to try out more games with a similar style to this one. Great work, will definitely be following you to see what you make in the future!

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Happy you enjoyed the game! I don't get to make creepy ones that often, but I like to whenever I get the chance!