Ezrebeth (A Holiday Mindfudge)
A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux
Ezrebeth is an old, bitter recluse who finds herself constantly invaded by her relatives during the winter holidays. Oh, and she's stuck in a time loop. That's where you come in. Investigate, interview and cross-reference as you attempt to figure out what's going on before the shadow outside your window becomes too antsy...
18k+ words of family drama, light horror, witty puns and deep, resonating themes!
4 different characters to interview and/or interrogate as you uncover the truth behind the time loop!
Several pieces of beautiful and unique artwork, all drawn by hand!
Lots of easter eggs and extra in-universe lore for fans of Pitstop in Purgatory (no need to play that before this, though)!
Mindfudgery! And lots of it!
Writing and programming: Tymedust
Artwork and visual design: Alcinus
GUI and user interface: Skolaztika
Music: Crowander, Daniel Birch
Credits theme song: Derek Clegg
Sound effects: ZapSplat
Made in one month as part of Winter Visual Novel Jam 2022.
This story is canonical to the events of Pitstop in Purgatory, but you do not need to play that first in order to enjoy this.
Dedicated to the memory of Sven Johan Borgelind (1945-2022).
|Platforms||Windows, macOS, Linux|
|Genre||Visual Novel, Adventure, Interactive Fiction|
|Tags||Atmospheric, Detective, Horror, Mystery, Point & Click, Ren'Py, Singleplayer, Story Rich|
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- Ezrebeth - OUT NOW!90 days ago
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i finished pitstop at purgatory yesterday so i immediately played this one too. i love the easter eggs and the slight horror element to it. most of all however i enjoyed the character depth. ezrebeth is explained slowly as you play the game and by the end you feel very sad for her and her life. she is a complex character and thats what is so moving. she seems so human, it was very intriguing to play this whole game. i loved it <3 much love to the devs, artists and everyone involved!!
Thank you so much! :) <3
While the mystery was relatively easy to solve by the end of the first loop (not because of the writing, but the length of the loop instead), the game was fun to play.
The plot was alright, a typical time loop. Surprisingly, I enjoyed playing as an elderly woman. However, the game truly shines at the end of each loop where certain words glitch. Whenever I saw new ones I was like yeah, I want more.
Overall, a fun, enjoyable, albeit short experience.
Thank you! Glad to hear that you enjoyed the game. :)
🎄HAPPY NEW YEAR☃️
Thank you for playing! :)
Woah, that was intense. Sucked me right in, MC was hilarious, the mystery was compelling and then the gut punch...Great job!
Thank you so much! Happy that you enjoyed the game. :)
what an amazing game. :,) god, i hated ezrebeth throughout. in a manner both endeared and annoyed. for one, her attitude towards her "family" grated my gears, yet how it softened towards charta... and eventually i learnt, ezrebeth is a woman who has been hurt very, very gravely - and it moved me deeply. she felt human. despite my (fond) frustrations with her, that's what kept me engaged in her story.
it took me a while to recognize our vol. i think it's around ezrebeth praising vol for being a hero that i realized. he's adorable!! it's so interesting to see how his branch of the family is like, especially since we had that in the painting for astrid. and ohhhh, that twist at the end - i've forgotten if ezrebeth had her name revealed in pitstop; so i was very surprised!! it explains how vain she is.
i loved the character designs and sprite art. beautiful, as per usual!! it fills my heart with joy to see visual novels with older characters taking the spotlight. it's not something you find often. so happy to have seen more of our fellow deities. very, very interesting! guide assigned little brother, lmaoo.
apologies for this spew of thoughts. happy new years, dev team! <3 i wish you all the best for future projects. keep creating, i'll be cheering you on!
Thank you so much for your kind words and support! It means the world to us! :) <3 And don’t worry, it’s great fun reading your “spewing”, lol
She's referred to as Ezrebeth the entire time except like the first or second time you approach her where she's "annoyed shadow" or something.