How many endings are there?
The Well Speaks To Me
A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux
You can't stop her from going insane, but you can enjoy the ride.
You live alone in the forest doing tasks to survive. Turn on the generator, chop the firewood, draw water from the well...
But appearances are deceiving, and not everything is as innocent as it seems. Why don't people come to the forest? Was your family really killed in an accident? What is that thing outside the window? What really happened in the well?
Some of these questions will be answered. Some of them won't. But one thing's for sure: something's very wrong. And you're running out of time.
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Hi there, and good question! This game has one ending, but the next will have two! Third (LVBTT) has one also but the upcoming fourth game will have 3!
what engine did you use to create the game?
RPG Maker MV! I used it to make all three games-but now for the fourth one I'm working on, I've been using a newer version of the engine called MZ. I recommend both (they're almost the exact same though so MV if you're on a budget), it's helped me a lot since I don't know how to do the hard coding yet!
this drawing styles remember me the good old 2016 i love it
Oh thank you so much, that's so awesome for me to hear XD I got a lot of inspiration to make games from those classic RM horrors and the 'creepypasta' internet culture in general, so it makes me glad that this makes you nostalgic of it!
im using my mac and the game crashed after a few seconds in
Sorry to hear that! I don't have a mac so it's hard for me to know the details but basically there are two versions; one is compatible with rpg maker games and the other one isn't. Sounds like you have the latter, so I would recommend using an unbottler program to play it!
Already played the second game, I’m definitely going straight on to play the last one too.
Wow, thank you so much for playing my game and I'm absolutely thrilled to hear you love it so much!!! I anticipated some players would be brave enough to go up to the thing in the sewer, so I made sure something would happen for it. And haha yeah, designing her dialogue busts was one of the most fun things about development XD Well awesome, I'm going to check out that video right now, and I hope you enjoy the other games just as much-they're all part of an interconnected story, which is only just beginning!
Oh my, this is so crazy I loved it :D
Hey, thank you so much for playing my game and sorry I didn't get to this sooner! I love the video and I'm glad you took the time to investigate details like the painting and how it changes each day-and should you ever revisit it, I highly recommend you check out the window as well >:3c
This game is fun, but sadly not too scary
Haha well at least it was fun for you then XD Horror is pretty subjective so I totally understand if this wasn’t up your alley. Thanks for trying it out though!
the game is fun, but why is there no android version?
Thank you! And there isn't an android version because of software compatibility issues from new updates, but I do eventually hope to find a way around that. Sorry for the inconvenience! I just don't know of a way to port it yet, hard coding isn't my specialty. That said I'm glad you're still enjoying the other versions, and if you have any other questions, let me know!
It was really fun! I love games like this- RPG maker games, and games with subtle differences with each passing day! Can't wait to play the other two!!
Thank you very much :D I had a lot of fun building up the tension while being able to have Alice say the most off-the-wall things XD I'm glad you're enjoying it-and I can't wait to see what you think about the other two! Enjoy :)
PS: this is my first drunk let's play. maybe you will laugh and maybe you won't but it should be fun either way
Both valid questions 🤔
Thank you so much for playing my game! I loved part one and it sounds like part two is going to be even more wild XD It makes me so happy to hear my game has a special place in your heart; I worked with a lot of passion on it and it makes me proud it resonates with you! I can't wait to see how this video turned out-and looking forward to the next ones as well!
i'm chopping it up into a two part series on my channel. i am intrigued yet confused. something is amiss and i will find out what
Ooh I like that idea! Thank you for playing my game, I can't wait to see how you react-and the next part as well XD (I like the thumbnail too by the way) I'll go check it out now!
Thoroughly scary throughout my experience of this game! I'm well invested for what awaits next...no puns intended! ^o^
Thank you so much for playing my game!!! I'm so glad you got a good scare out of it-and I can't wait to see for myself XD Thanks for letting me know, I'll go watch it now!
Um how to unzip this game at iOS?
i want to play it at my iPad
Hmm, I don't have it so I don't know how to test it myself, but from what I understand I think you need to go into your files, search it up and "uncompress" the zipped folder. After that, go in and the application should work-but if it doesn't, by all means let me know and I'll try to fix it! Thank you for reaching out, hope that helps :)
Thank you so much, I'm very glad you played my game :D And also happy to hear that you enjoyed it, thank you! I'll go check out the video now!
I put this game on my video about 10 Best RPG Maker Games on JoiPlay Emulator If you don't know what JoiPlay is, JoiPlay is a Emulator to play RPG Maker games on Android
Thank you so much for featuring my game! And thank you for putting together an emulator-all of my games have been suffering compatibility issues with Android for some time now! And I'm not good at any coding (yet?) so I wasn't able to fix it on my own. I really appreciate both the feature and JoiPlay, this is great news so thank you :) And Merry belated Christmas!
danggg this was amazing! i loved it! very spooki indeed, my friend recommended me this game, at first he was laughing when i was scared but then he gets even more scared than me near the end heh :p
yooo! i saw you from manlybadasshero!
i was at first, deterred by the art style, but like manly said, it really works! actually gave me the creeps at some point! i can't wait for the third game in the series. :)
Thank you! Haha my art style is a bit janky and I still have a lot to learn, but I'm glad you appreciate it's horror aspects^^ Also you're in luck! I actually finished the third game already, and the fourth is in its beta :D
did you do all the pixel art? it's absolutely gorgeous!
(many aspects of the game are gorgeous, but i'm partial to really nice pixel art. lol)
Haha thank you for your kind words! But I have to be honest, it's a mix of default assets and things I found or bought on the internet. In my other games I add a few sprite edits, but so far it's still mostly from others, which is why the "resources" section of my credits is pretty long even though I made the game myself. (That being just for the pixel art though! I made custom art for the rest of the game like the pictures and dialogue boxes.) But I'll take it as a compliment anyway since you like how I put them to use XD And thank you for taking the time to comment and let me know, I'm glad you enjoyed it!
Really fun and short game. I love horror games like this that change gradually as you progress. Keep up the good work and really looking forward to the next game!
Thank you so much for your kind words! This game was really fun to work on because of the odd changes, and with this particular character I didn't have to hold back on the weirdness XD And I've actually made two other games, and the fourth is in it's beta and coming soon!
SPOILERS? also paying attention to the things around in the game is quite cool cause i see how things change and get creepier and it just shows how much you worked on each day in the game! 10/10
remember kids, move out of your house once you start seeing ghosts in your generator room and weird creatures outside your window! dont even think about staying another day.
Thank you! I'm glad you payed attention because there's a lot that some people miss out on! But if I made the game force you to see all the weird changes, then that would take away the discovery. (And haha, weird creatures indeed...!) I'm glad you enjoyed it :)
Does anybody know who won the first place at that "Liquikid creepypasta challenge"? It had to be something interesting to beat this game:)
Thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed it! First place was the Wurz Chronicles (Episode 1) by Retrodev. I think you can find it on gamejolt
Played TWFTW yesterday at night and actually jumped once or twice(not ashamed of it). Horror RPG are almost never really scary, but you merged mysterious occult evil with trivial crime, that made the story soo dark (in a good way).
That makes me so happy!!! Since my games are story-focused I'm really glad that got to you! And I'm also glad you're playing more of my games, because the stories are interconnected like pieces of a larger puzzle. Thank you so much for taking the time to comment and let me know :D
Always welcome and thank you for reading my comments:)
No problem! Seeing what you and other players think is one of my favorite parts of being a dev!
Just finished Veins beneath the town and i'm a little confused about that path to the forest up above the map. Why can't i go there?
Oh! It's just there to imply that there's more forest beyond that village, but you never need to explore that part in the game, if that makes sense! Kind of like how you can't go upstairs in TWSTM, but they're there to show there was more of the house the family used to live in. Don't worry about it! Also, congrats on finishing all three games :D I know that last one had a couple brutal sections. And you're just in time, the fourth one will be out in a few days!
Hey! Just wanted to say that this game does work on mac now, so no need to worry, mac users!
Hey thanks so much for posting! I don’t have a Mac myself so I was never able to test it. You’re the best ^^
despite it being intended as a horror game i couldnt help but chuckle at how silly some of the things in the game seemed
also im too lazy to try out everything to find the easter egg, mind giving me a hint?
Haha I can see what you mean, there is some really crazy stuff in there XD Part of what made it so fun to make though! And SPOILER WARNING---
Look in the trees on the 2nd night ;)
Odlična kratka horror igrica, dopala mi se u svakom trenutku, ima svoju temu i koncept, jedva čekam ostale igrice odigrati, sretno u gradnji ostalih igrica !
With the instructions saying to look around because things would change and the game showing how many days were left, I fully expected this to be a slow burn horror. But NOPE! That escalated quickly... and somehow kept escalating.
Wow, it is incredibly impressive how you were able to keep the atmosphere at such a high level pretty much through the entire game. Completing the tasks each day felt very tense, especially with how increasingly unsettling the music became. The art is fantastic and the protagonists expressions are surprisingly horrifying.
Have not found the easter egg yet, will start hunting for that soon. This was an incredible experience, I loved every moment and I will definitely be checking out your other games.
Thank you so much for the kind words :D I'm thrilled that you got so much enjoyment out of it! It's actually been very close to a year since I made this game, so I'm working on a little anniversary surprise for the 31st. As for the easter egg, I do have to warn you it is extremely difficult to find! Try looking where you think the game wouldn't allow ;) Thanks again for playing my game and I can't wait to hear how your hunt goes! Good luck!
Found all the spookiness I was looking for! Her faces are absolute gold, like actually unnerving! Never saw a code laying around out in the open, and I don't believe I found the hidden easter egg. I'm wondering if maybe the code is some of the book pages from the stories on the book shelf? The hunt is on!
Thank you! I worked hard on that art and I’m thrilled it was able to give you a good scare! You’ll know the code when you see it, and it’s the hidden Easter egg, however it’s incredibly hard to find. You have to think outside the box and look where you think the game wouldn’t allow ;)
Hello! My Name is Rance i'm a translator and I would like to translate TWSTM into Portuguese!
Awesome, thank you so much!!! That's incredible that you're willing to help a whole new audience experience my game! XD I'll be busy for the next two weeks or so finishing the next game but afterwards I'll be updating TWSTM, and that would be a perfect time to get a translation underway! Do you want to discuss it further on Twitter or Discord? (And just so it's clear I'll be keeping the copyright on the translated version as well.)
Hey! I have been trying to download this but can't play it. I use a Mac and whenever I try to open the game it says "The application “Game” can’t be opened."
Hi! Thanks so much for letting me know, and I'm very sorry to hear that. I don't have a Mac so it's difficult for me to make it work since I can't play test it, but I'll try to fix it!
Hey you, how's it going? Probably don't remember me. But, I definitely remember this awesome game!! I had to part ways from me when we were just become friends on Twitter awhile ago because I had real life issues!! No Internet either!! Anyways, just wanted to check in on you and wish you the best :)
Of course I remember you! We're beta testing buddies!!! Though I have to say I procrastinated on the current game and I won't be able to release it early for playtesting :/ It's coming out in just over a week though! No worries about Twitter; sometimes things come up!
Made an account just to say that this game is really good. The sound design is amazing and even though there was like only 1 jumpscare it really got me. Short but good
Thank you so much!!! I'm honored that you came here to tell me, even though your video was posted awhile ago! I really appreciate it.
creepy!!! Love the game
Thanks! Just watched your playthrough, and I enjoyed your commentary and reactions! If you do ever revisit it, I recommend you check the window... ;)
i did..... spooky! Is there a way up the stairs btw?
Unfortunately not. Due to the rules of the competition, the game had to be 10 to 20 minutes long, so if I added the second floor it would have been too long. But if it eases your curiosity a little, all that's up there is the other family members' possessions, and Alice moved anything she thought was valuable downstairs. She doesn't like going up there because of her guilt.
For anyone who wanted to use wine to play this on a Mac, unfortunately it doesn't work and I get a notification saying theres a deficiency in wine. It's a shame it looks like a great game, let us know if a mac version gets released :D
Hey, thanks for bringing this to my attention! I tried putting it into a Mac executable program, but since I only have a Windows computer you'll have to let me know if it works! :)
Oh man, this was a good one. A little short, but it set out to do something and it got it done.
Atmosphere was pretty solid. Things moving around, looking out the window every morning, good stuff. Audio mixing was a little hit or miss for me, seemed like the BG music was a little too loud/repetitive on some days.
Art was also kind of hit or miss, never been a big fan of the "super pointy chin" style. That said, once things started picking up the emotion that came through the art was fantastic, especially with the MC's eyes. More than anything else in the game, her face as everything fell apart got to me.
Overall, 10/10 my pants will never recover.
(Also I'm not gonna lie homeboy at the end looked like he was gonna try and find his honor at the bottom of the well.)
Hey, thanks for the feedback! I'm glad that even if the art style wasn't up your alley, you appreciated the chills it brings! One thing I'm confused about though-what do you mean by "find his honor at the bottom of the well"? I'm afraid I don't understand! XD
Neat game! I enjoyed how the game got progressively deeper into the horror as the days counted down. Simple, but effective :) Feel free to check out my play-session below!
Thanks for posting your let's play! I enjoyed the commentary throughout the video, and how you kept speculating about what was really going on! Being a story-driven game, investigating and thinking is the way to get the full experience! Good video!
Pros and cons are down below) Check out my vid here:
1. That was sooo damn spooky! The whole thing was just terrifying and unsettling. Wonderfully done!
2. I especially loved the face of the main character. At some point, when you think it can't get any creepier - it gets there and beyond XD
1. I think the introduction of sprint is kinda useless cause there were no chase scenes. Maybe it would be cool to add some or to introduce controls before the start of the game. It was just weird - seeing that you can sprint in a creepy basement, getting suspension built up and then nothing happened :(
2. I anticipated alternative ending in the shed so much! And there were none :( It would be so cool if there were several endings. Like if you want to finish the game in the shed instead of the well - then the investigation will come up with different conclusion or something like that. I think it would be a great addition to the game!
Liked that a lot! A LOT! It was a wonderfully made experience. Can't wait for more from you! 5/5
Hope my feedback was useful!
Thank you for the playthrough and the detailed review! To be honest, I put in the dash control warning just to mess with players and keep the game unpredictable (not every suspicious thing leads to a scare), but you have a valid point and I can see why that would come off as a disappointment. As for multiple endings, I think that's an awesome idea! Especially with getting different investigation results. I'll definitely use that in future games!
Once again, thank you for the compliments and constructive criticism. I'm glad you got a scare out of TWSTM, and I enjoyed your video! Keep on gaming, Erderi!
Very good game, terrifying, so FUCKING TERRIFYING!!
Little short but a good game :)
Haha, wish I could've seen your reactions! Sounds like you had an interesting time. I'm thrilled it made such a strong impression on you!
I've got to admit, at first i was skeptic because I thought it was going in a certain direction for which I though some of the details where a bit too on the nose, but it actually ended up being a very pleasant gameplay! I really like the idea of exploring the mental degradation of the main character, and while I often prefer my supernatural explained, leaving the creature, and causes of the hallucinations ambiguous, actually did a great service for the atmosphere.
Overall, I commend you for the interesting concept and great atmosphere! One thing I'd point out tho, is that I'd tone it down with the creepy notes in the bookshelf, for example, a few come a bit too on the nose, and kind of drag me out of the atmosphere. I'd also suggest looking through true crime documentaries (as long as they dont make you uncomfortable of course): I'm a sucker for policial and horror media, and true crime history is a very good source for ideas and plot devices in such genres.
Overall, I commend you for the great game! I look forward to more updates.
Thank you for the detailed feedback, the kind words and the constructive criticism! I'm glad that you liked the game, and I appreciate your advice! I'm an avid reader, so I'll be sure to check out some if that true crime stuff (probably books more than documentaries, though). While I draw a lot of inspiration from-surprise, surprise-horror and the occasional mystery, researching the methods and motives of real killers could lend a lot to the story!
You're welcome! I hope it helps!
Also, I was wondering of you'd be interested about working with an artist (I tried to dm this but i don't really understand Itchios interface haha). Should I send you a DM via twitter?
Is the game finished and needs no more updates?
It's finished, though I'll update it in the near future to add a little extra content. But if you find any glitches, just let me know and I'll fix it right up!
this was such a great horro game:) i did a live stream