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A short game that I did for the Edgar Allan Poe Jam by GameDevBoibased on the Edgar Allan Poe's tale The Oval Portrait.

This project was my first true attempt at making a game, keep in mind that I am a beginner, I started learning Godot less than two months ago. Still I put a lot of effort on this in the last two weeks and unfortunately I wasn't able to deliver it in time I had some problems that I had to fix and I'm posting it now, a little more than 2 hours after the end of the Jam.
UPDATE: GameDevBoi was kind enough to let me submit late, thank you!


  • WASD to move
  • E to interact

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Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(2 total ratings)
AuthorElegant Crow
Tags3D, Atmospheric, Godot, Horror, Low-poly, Pixel Art, Retro, Short, Singleplayer


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The Portrait 17 MB


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I love the graphical style of this.  It manages to be fairly creepy by building a good atmosphere.

I'm glad you liked, thank you for your nice feedback! :)

Hello, I played this game and I really liked it, it was short and sweet, although I was getting stuck on the furniture a lot, also this premise could be used in a better and more stretched out game cause it's pretty neat, and for your first game this is a really fun little game, good work :)


I really appreciate you taking time to write your opinion, thank for your feedback and Nice video!
I plan to add more features and make the game a little bit longer on a future update, stay tuned! :)

For a first game, I really liked it for the gameplay style, the environment of the mansion and the story. After reading the actual story afterwards, I believe there could have been a little more to represent the story of the lady in the portrait. Reading some text from a journal for example would have been one way to approach that. Either way you still did pretty well for the time you had and I would definitely be interested in seeing more of this style from you, very nice!

Thank you for your feedback and nice video!

There will be notes around the mansion that you can collect that will give more depth to the story in a future update, I hope you can play it again in the future.

Also I'm glad to know that you're interested on my projects, I'm planning to do more using this style and also experiment with other art styles, stay tuned. :)

Visually, this is fantastic, I love the layout and the atmosphere/design is gorgeous, those little spider webs are adorable. For a first indie horror, this is amazing. I think the one thing missing is the story part. With a bit more background info on the painting/the house, this could have been perfect, but without it, you somehow miss what would be so scary/tragic about the painting (and I read the story afterwards, it's a great story for a short indie game). 

However, please continue because with a first game like this, I can’t wait to see what you come up with next. It's a follow from me!


I just watched the entire video and I wanna thank you for the feedback and advice!

I agree with everything, it lacks explanation and that's because I made a note system with 8 notes for the player to find, but it caused a bug and I had to remove it, also I planned some cutscenes but didn't had time to do it.

Anyway thank you for the kind words, it means a lot to me! :)


Aw no. "And my plan would have worked if it weren't for those meddling bugs!" haha
I'll have an eye out for future games by you because the all around experience was super neat. 

Given the source story, I wasn't sure what to expect out of The Portrait, but I like how this turned out overall, especially for being a first game. The spooky atmosphere was well done.

Good job, dev.

Nice video and commentary, thank you for your feedback!

It's a simple game mainly because there's a bunch of stuff that was not ready and I had to remove due to the limited time.

I plan to do a post-jam update and change things so videos like this are really helpful!


Super amazing work!!! The aesthetics are very unique and the gameplay was just a polished experience in general. Well done!

Thank you for your feedback, it's very appreciated! :)