A downloadable game for Windows and macOS

One night you can't sleep and decide to take a sleeping pill.
What happens next is unexpected...

Information

  • Nonsense at Nightfall is a short and absurd adventure game in Game Boy style.
  • Explore and interact with your environment to find clues about where to head next.
  • Originally made for Ludum Dare 35, now reworked and thoroughly polished for all to enjoy!

WARNING
this game contains fast flashing images.
It may cause discomfort and trigger seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy.
Viewer discretion is advised!

MEDIA

    

Controls

Keyboard

  • Arrow keys, WASD or ZQSD: Move
  • C or Space: Interact / Accept
  • X: Back / Cancel
  • Enter: Open / Close ingame menu

Xbox Controller

  • Left analog stick / D-pad: Move
  • A button: Interact / Accept
  • B button: Back / Cancel
  • Start button: Open / Close ingame menu

Credits

  • Design, narrative, programming, art and audio by Siegfried Croes
  • Powered by UnityAseprite and LSDJ

Changelog

Version 1.5 (2020-11-28)
Made the game framerate-independent
Improved controls
Tweaked puzzle hints to be less confusing

Version 1.4 (2019-04-22) 
Fixed bugs and crash when trying to finish the game 2 times in a row
Fixed bugs when quitting to title screen at certain points in the game

Version 1.3 (2019-01-20)
Added Mac OS X version

Version 1.2 (2019-01-17)
Fixed possible crash near the end of the game

Version 1.1 (2018-12-21)
Fixed spelling mistakes
Increased default screen size

Version 1.0 (2018-12-19)
Initial release

Install instructions

Thanks for downloading Nonsense at Nightfall!

See ingame options to change screen size, color palette and audio volume.

Download

Download
Nonsense at Nightfall (Windows) 18 MB
Download
Nonsense at Nightfall (Mac OS X) 20 MB

Development log

Comments

Log in with itch.io to leave a comment.

Viewing most recent comments 1 to 40 of 148 · Next page · Last page
(+1)

Great game ! Really liked it !
Congrats for making this. I need to see more ^^

(+1)

Thank you so much again!

(+2)

Hey this is great! I love how nice all the little animations are. It was a lot of fun, good job.

Thank you very much for playing! 

(+1)

Checked it out on stream and my chat and I loved it to bits. Its adorable, creative and extremely fun. I'm incredibly excited for the sequel, whenever it might come about :)

Thank you so much for playing and steaming it! Can I rewatch it somewhere? :) Development on the sequel is a bit slow as I'm focusing on commissions atm but I hope to work on it more soon. I do development streams at times if you're ever interested in seeing progress (you can find me on Twitch as SiegfriedCroes) ;)

(+1)

Here you go!

Beware tangents; but I did manage to get through it rather quickly.  I'll definitely be checking you out on twitch as well :D Thank you, for the fun experience!

Still need to watch it but sure will eventually. Thanks in advance for checking out my stream! Currently working on a goal widget and will get back to working on my game afterwards :)

(1 edit) (+1)

Very cute little game! I really enjoyed the graphics, they're super cute, ESPECIALLY the little walking animations. The little easter egg posters are fun to find and helped me remember which room was which, which was a nice touch.


my stream of it here

(+1)

Thank you very much for playing it on stream! I wish I had been there so i could've told you that you missed that investigation table haha, the hints in chat were correct but those events don't trigger yet without knowing about the investigation.

I'm glad you liked the graphics (and overall polish of the game), they were made by me specifically for this game and aren't available as an asset (saw someone asking about it in chat).

As you noticed during the credits the game was indeed made for Ludum Dare though I did spend A LOT of time afterwards polishing it :)

Thanks again and look forward to the sequel ;)

(+1)

I thought the art assets were custom, especially with the little easter eggs and of course the unique player animations! Your work is lovely. 

I heard someone in the comments say the palette is swappable?? I totally missed that, I'll have to go figure that out and see for myself.

And I am definitely looking forward to more!

(+1)

Thanks again, so happy you like my art!

Yes, you can in the settings (sepia, black and white or OG Game Boy green) ;)

I'll try and not take too long with the next game haha :P

(+1)

I downloaded the game (MacOS Big Sur version 11.2.3) but the Mac said I don't have access/authority to open it even though Im the only person using my Mac and I did all the steps to give myself access to the files according to the Apple instructions but still can't open the game... Anyone have any idea how I can play it?

Sorry to hear it's not working... I haven't been able to test the latest Mac build as I don't own one. I did look it up and it seems like a known issue with a recent version of Unity... I'll look into whether it's fixed in the new 2020 LTS version.

(+1)

Oh man, this game was such a treat. Short and to the point, doesn't outstay its welcome or exhaust the premise. I actually laughed out loud when the pizza got delivered - it was such a perfect little moment.

(+1)

Thank you very much for playing! Really happy you enjoyed it and liked my absurd sense of humor :)

(+1)

Excellent!

(+1)

Thanks!

(+1)

Your Welcome! :)

(+1)

A great game. Loved the art style and the music. It is just a fun little point-and-click adventure.

Thanks a lot for playing and making the video!

(+2)

I. LOVE. THE AESTHETIC. It nails that old retro GameBoy atmosphere. And the ability to change color palettes is great! One thing however. I was playing this game and I got to the part where you become a mouse and I was having a fun time, but then I had to make dinner, so I closed the application under the premise that it would save, but it didn't so that was a bit of a chore. Other than that, it is an extremely funny and charming game, and I hope you keep up the good work xx

(+1)

Thank you so much! Yeah, sorry for that. I never implemented a save system cause the game is so short and I felt it wasn't needed. My next game (the sequel to this one) will be longer and will definitely save your progress ;) And I'll do my best to make it even more funny and charming too :D

(+1)

Amazing game. Great aesthetic

Thank you very much for playing and making the video! Really happy you liked it :)

(+1)

THIS IS AWESOME! keep up the great work and thank you

Thank YOU for the nice comment! Look forward to the sequel :D

(+1)

this game was absolutely delightful. even if it was short it was amazing to play and i loved being a little flappy pizza flopping on the ground.

Haha, thank you very much! I'm really happy you enjoyed it :D

(+1)

Oh wow I thought the code for the secret passage are the numbers on the doors but NOPE, I have to watch a walkthrough only to find out I need to get to a certain bookshelf .-.

But overall I enjoyed the game, looking forward to your possible sequel (?) Plus I like the colors in here, like it's not hurting to the eyes (well for me at least) 

Just why we can't access the elevators ;-;

(+1)

Haha, yeah that's still the hardest puzzle in the game, the hint is "the painting of a man browsing a bookshelf" ;)

Glad you enjoyed it and yes there will be a sequel, that's my new project! :D

Thanks again for playing, the elevator might just come back in the new game :P

(+1)

Ooooooh that makes sense, didn't thought about that lmao

But yeah looking forward to your sequel

And I'm looking forward to that elevator lol

(+1)

You can expect lots of references to this game in the sequel, that's why I updated it to make it more playable and remind people of it :)

(+1)

Can I ask how to update the game? or I just simply delete the old game file?

(+1)

I know you already found it but yeah just download the game again for the new version :)

(+1)

This was a lot of fun!! I'd love a sequel !!

(+1)

Thank you very much! Working on it ;)

(+1)

Quisiera que este en español uwu

(+1)

Sadly I don't plan on translating this game...

(+1)

Lol, a aprender inglés se ha dicho uwu

(+1)

I'm planning on making a sequel which will definitely get translated so you can look forward to that :)

(+1)

:0 muchas gracias uwu

(+1)

It's a neat and nostalgic experience, well done and endearing ! A short and funny experience !

(+1)

Thank you very much for the nice words!

(+2)

I really dislike the management... just let me get in the damn elevator ;-;

(+1)

Glad you didn't try entering the elevator as the old man ;) Or did you? ^^'

(+1)

ok im gonna play it again, thx i forgot

(+1)

damn you developer. damed be you from a cheese (my favorite)

(+1)

And now you can look forward to the sequel ;)

(+1)

Very good

Thanks :)

(+1)

I made a gameplay of this game!
I hope you guys enjoy it and dont forget to subscribe to my channel and leave a like.Jkjk.Unless...?

(+1)

Thanks again for playing! I hope you enjoyed it :D

A tip for future videos: I find it most fun to watch videos where the player reacts to what they're playing. I wish you good luck with your channel :)

(+1)

Thanks for the support!

(+1)

Always welcome :)

(+1)

Super cute, weird and fun!

(+1)

Thanks a lot, glad you enjoyed it!

(+1)

It was.  I found it very enjoyable.  This is a well-developed, professionally-done, small, retro game.  This was very fun to play.  Thanks much to the creator for this.  I'd love to play the other games made by this person.  

(+1)

Thank you very much! I'm glad you liked it. I'll be releasing a new different kind of game very soon ;)

(+1)

You're welcome.

(+1)

This game seems promising.  Solid presentation.  I'll check it out.

(+1)

I loved this game! It was funny and nostalgic with the sound effects and the things that happen made me laugh. Great job!!! I'm excited for the possibility of a sequel!

Thanks a lot! Really happy you enjoyed it :) I'll start/continue working on the sequel soon!

(+1)

The game runs at like x10 speed for me... It's pretty impossible to navigate the world (even a slight tilt of the joystick / press of the d-pad and the character will be halfway across the screen).

Sorry about that, it's a known issue that the game runs too fast if you have a monitor with a higher refresh rate than 60 but I can't imagine it's 10x unless you're in some way disabling vsync. If it's the case that you have a monitor with more than 60hz and you still want to play the game you can temporarily lower it in your Windows display settings :)

(1 edit) (+1)

Odd... I have two monitors and they're both 60 Hz (well, one is technically 59.946 Hz).
(Also, yeah, it doesn't run at literally x10 speed... but it seems like it's at least x3... it's fast enough that I run past whatever I'm actually trying to get to / interact with no matter how subtle the press/tilt is)

After some searching I think I know what the issue is and didn't even know it was an option and makes it even worse that my game isn't framerate independent... I think in your Graphics Card settings your vsync is turned off (by default it's set so that the application decides but it can be set so it's always off) and yeah then I can imagine my game runs at like 1000fps which is indeed more than 10x the normal 60fps. I'm still planning on making a sequel to this game and maybe with that I'll also update this game to fix this though it'll be quite a bit of work. I'll make sure to not make the same mistake with the sequel.

(+1)

Oh wow! I love this game. The graphics are so cool. I agree with the last comment that at a couple points it was necessary to search every room investigating everything... but I honestly I don't even know how developers come up with these puzzles so kudos to you. Very creative.

Also, I didn't know what to expect in length because some games on Itch are SO short. I was pleasantly surprised when it wasn't over in 15 minutes. It probably took me 30-40 mins, which is a good length for a game where you can't save. 

Reading below, I am shocked that English is not your native language. The dialogue is so natural and funny. When I have to use my second language at work I spend ages checking what I write, so I know how painful it can be when you don't want to make any mistakes.

Thank you so much for the nice feedback! Yeah some of the puzzles were a bit confusing. I came up with them very randomly :P

Glad you liked the length of the game, it is indeed somewhere between 30-45 to complete which I think is a good length for 1 sitting :)

It really means a lot you like the dialogues! I spend a lot of time on those and I'm glad it shows, also that you find them funny, it great to know that others share my sense of humor :D

Thanks again and look forward to the sequel somewhere in the future ;)

(+1)

Thank you for making this Game! very funny and enjoyable, also quite interesting, psychologically, i think. The searching for the phono number and dialing it felt al little bit repetitive, though, because its the same principle almost as the chore before. And i had to leave the game to write it down, because i didnt want to memorize it. Also, searching every object in the game for the code...i mean, there could have been a clue or something, where it would have been reasonable to find.

(+1)

Thanks for playing and the feedback! For the sequel I'll definitely make sure you won't have to remember stuff again (the easiest way is to just make a photo of with your phone assuming you have one) ;) There was a hint, the painting where the control panel is hidden behind is of a man browsing a bookshelf though I understand it's not a great hint because you get it before actually knowing you need it... I might still update the game to improve a few things :)

(+1)

A quite nice bite-sized adventure game, and I must say, one of the few cases in which that ending actually makes any sense. :-)

Thanks a lot! Glad you didn't mind the short playtime and cliché ending :)

(+1)

Like your description this is a short and absurd adventure game but the ridiculousness of the game make me laugh over and over XD. I really enjoyed the music, U MUST UPLOAD IT ON SPOTIFY !! 

This game is MASTERPIECE, can't wait for your next game haha :D

Thank you very much for playing, making the video and leaving this nice feedback! I might upload the music at some point though it'd be easier to do so on YouTube then :)

I'll do my very best to make the sequel even better :D

(+1)

I found this game because it was included in the 'racial justice and equality' bundle and I just wanted to say that it was very fun and super cute tbh; but with the game being as short as it is, it does leave me wanting to play more! So I think a sequel would be awesome if you do end up producing one in the future! The puzzles were fun to navigate and I really enjoyed the music! :) 

Anyways to end my little rant... this was a short but super creative game that was a fun way to spend about an hour of my time on, and I enjoyed every second! I'll definitely be recommending this to my friends! Thanks for the game! :D

(+3)

Thank you very much for playing and leaving this nice comment! A sequel is in the works so you can definitely look forward to that ;)

(+1)

-Made a Video. (Old Video)

Thanks for playing and making the video!

(+1)

Cute game it was very easy to navigate and would be a great from someone getting into puzzle games. I really liked how self aware it was. I think the ending was a bit hmmm unless there's another ending as well that I missed? It's cute but kind of wish there was a little more to it. Still really good for a short game.

(+1)

Thanks a lot for playing and the positive feedback! I know the ending isn't the best (there's only one). The game is a reworked version of one I made in less than 72 hours for a game jam. I did change the end compared to that version but I just wanted to keep it the same length as I already had ideas for a sequel and just wanted to have a polished version of the first game out so I can refer to it in the new game :)

(+1)

It's a really nice game for only having 72 hours it feels like something with a lot more polish so kudos! I look forward to the squeakel.

...  


Thanks.

(+1)

Oh yeah this version took way longer than that! In case you're curious what the original was like: http://ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-35/?action=preview&uid=88589

(+1)

Hello, I just finished playing it! I loved it! It was funny and cute! Would recommend to my friends. Thank you for this :D

Thank you very much for playing and for recommending it to your friends! :D

(+1)

Great game! Clever, fair puzzles, funny dialogue, and honestly it's length is a strength as well! Short and sweet.

(+1)

Thanks a lot! Really glad you found it funny and I totally agree, I also really like short games you can complete in one sitting :)

(+1)

the perfect game for me--short with cool puzzles, cute character designs, and great dialogue! took me about 40 minutes and i loved every second of it!!

Thank you so much for the kind feedback! I'm really glad you liked the dialogue, English isn't my native language so it took me quite some time to write all of it. Thanks again for playing! :D

(+1)

It's really fun and I liked the subconsciousness of the game! It's like players are also in the dream lol

pixel art sprites are so beautiful and adorable XD especially the mouse was so cute!!                        it was very enjoyable! thanks!

Thanks for playing! Haha yeah I love breaking the 4th wall ;)

Really happy you liked the pixel art too! You can look forward to a sequel somewhere in the future ;)

(1 edit) (+1)

i loved the game so much!!! weird and funny, my favourite type of games xD

btw, the puzzles are harder than i thought!!! I spent more than 30 minutes trying to know the code D:

(+1)

So happy to hear you liked it so much! Oh yeah that is definitely the most confusing puzzle of them all, glad you managed to solve it though :)

(+1)

Adorably weird and fun game! Love it!

Thanks for playing! :D

(+1)

Thanks. Now I will never eat a pizza again for fear that I'll turn into a video game grandpa and my room will glitch out around me.

And thanks for supporting the bundle.

Haha, even worse, that pizza will change into you and you don't exist anymore :O

Of course :D

(+1)

this was such a cute game! it took a while of me prodding around to get through some of the puzzles but it was a short and sweet game! really enjoyable!!

Thank you very much for playing! Some of the puzzles are a bit confusing but I'm glad you didn't give up :)

Viewing most recent comments 1 to 40 of 148 · Next page · Last page