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So first off - this is brilliantly scary. THe limited field of vision, the core concepts, the many questsions it asks, the scares themselves... all of it great.
However, while I was aware this was an escape room, there are a few things that made the puzzle a bit more obtuse than I would have liked. It can be difficult to determine the order in which to pick the drawings, especially since the parts of the symbol only disappear when you try to open the door - which the game really gives you no indication you CAN do until you've erased the whole pentagram. It didn't even occur to me to try until a second playthrough.
I am also fairly sure there was one run where the ghost attacked me in literally less than half the time than any of the others. Wether this is a bug or something I triggered, I dunno, but having to go through the first few triggered scares every time you wanna retry very quickly turns excellent spooks into an unberaable chore, with the fear coming more from the notion of having to do it all again than of the ghost.
Still, do not get me wrong - I LOVE this game and the core idea and everything. I just felt incredibly frustrated by the end)
A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux
What is SOPHIE?
SOPHIE is a horror/psychological thriller game that plays out like an escape room. The player assumes the role of a frightened child armed only with a flashlight.
In this short horror game, the protagonist awakens to a classroom where something is a bit off (or in other words, there's strong indications that the place very well could be haunted). As the player interacts with their environment, things escalate swiftly into the paranormal; even, there may be an apparition at large. One need only employ their wits to survive.
About the Making of SOPHIE
SOPHIE was developed across the course of a week as a Halloween surprise by GoblinWare, LLC, an independent game development group consisting of three people. The code, music, sound, artwork, story, etc. are all original labors of love, which were plugged together in Unity.
Specs, Technical, and Miscellaneous
Genre(s): First-Person Horror; Escape Room
Controls: WASD/Mouse - Move/Look; E - Interact
Estimated Duration to Complete: ~ 7-15 minutes.
Compatible Versions: Mac OSx; Windows
A Note to Players
Over at GoblinWare, LLC, we have been humbled (and frankly fired up) by the outpouring of support and interest SOPHIE has generated here at Itch.io. We've thoroughly enjoyed watching your videos and hearing your feedback. As it keeps coming, we'll continue providing updates (or if there's enough demand may add additional content, including levels, more narrative, etc.). Please refer to the development logs for the latest.
Click download now to get access to the following files:
- SOPHIE - 1.04Dec 30, 2018
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Thank so much for playing, and for the entertaining video--and the constructive notes you provided on how the game may have been improved. It was fun watching you figure out the main puzzle! Liked/subbed. We appreciate the time and thought you put into this response and, for what it's worth, agree with your suggestions.
Hi! I played and completed your game and i thought it was brilliant. It scared me on numerous occasions. Love the sound effects, atmosphere and overall look of the game. Brilliant job and thank you
Here is my video :)
Hey Scaredymat, thanks so much for playing our game and the kind words about it. We *loved* your video. Your production quality is fantastic and the video was entertaining the entire way through. Couldn't stop watching, please keep making videos. This was an easy like/subscribe from us.
Thank you so much for your feedback! Such kind words and I'm really happy you enjoyed. I wanted to do your fantastic game justice. I can't wait to play more games from you. Do you have any others to play? Thanks so much again. ☺️
Really glad you played through. Your video doesn't seem to be up anymore but if you repost please let us know so we can give it a watch!
Finally some escape room that I finished! Really good one, spooky. Plot can be good for it, but without plot game is good too.
Very entertaining! Thanks so much for playing. Liked/subbed.
We are really dumb and suck at puzzles, but we really enjoyed this game!
Glad you liked it! Thanks so much for playing. Liked/subbed.
This was a fun experience. We enjoyed it very much.
Here is a short ideo we made while playing:
Really glad you enjoyed it, and thank you for making a video of the experience. :) Liked and subbed.
I failed to complete the game, but it was really fun. The puzzle was a little hard to read tbh, but a good challenge to test our wits. I have nothing but praise for this game. had a lot of fun tryna figure the puzzle. the appearance and environment mesh properly to build That creepy atmosphere, it kinda created this anxiousness, as you waited for Sophie to pop up. Specially when choosing the incorrect image selection and Sophie is just be like “you’re wrong” haha really made you chose you choices carefully in fear she might pop up if choosing incorrectly. Keep up the good work guys! I made a playthrough of it,along with other two games,it’s at the last portion of the video. If you guys wanna check It out. Thank you.
Really glad you had fun playing SOPHIE despite the dying. You were definitely on the right track! And yes, things do get a little more dark and flickery as you go along, because creepy classroom is creepy. Your video was quite fun to watch. Looking forward to your next one! Liked/subbed.
Thank you for posting this! We caught your video on Youtube when SOPHIE was first released on this site and already threw it a like a sub, but now hopefully more people here will get to check it out.
Honestly, I really enjoyed this game despite getting frustrated the first time around cause I couldn't figure out the puzzle (and when I did it seemed so obvious ;-; ), but the atmosphere was really nice, just right to keep you on the edge and the voice acting was awesome! Thank you for the game!
Great video! The nap really seemed to help. :) Enjoyed watching you get through it, and your scare reactions. Liked and subbed so I can see what you do next! Sorry you're broken... hopefully it gets better. :D
Hello! Loved your game so much! Made a video for my channel too! Great work on it!
So glad you did! It was great watching you make connections and notice things, and your persistence. The ghost is sorry you don't want to see her... :D Liked/subbed.
it was fun and interesting :) Thank you for the game!
Hi! Thanks for making this game, I made you a video
Hey!! Thanks for making that video. Made you a sub and a like higher.
Cool game! I liked the style of horror this game offered great job! :)
My latest video covers this game, hope you enjoy. It's worth a play through :)
Highly entertaining video! Really enjoyed the extra touches (and beard-scratch moments). Sam is sorry you're disappointed in his face picture. Definitely looking forward to your next video! Liked/subbed.
Sophie was definitely a fun experience! If your looking for a short game with a decent amount of jump scares, this is the game. I would love to see more jump scares and potentially more room! I can only hope!
Good work to the creators! ❤
Wow, thanks so much for playing! Glad you came back to making videos so we could drop you the like/sub! Very grateful for your taking the time to record this.
Nice game !
Grest video! I truly enjoyed watching your video and reactions (and catching what I could of the French). Thank you for making it. Liked and subbed.
This game was great! It was one of the most creepy scary games I have ever played especially for a horror game! great job!
Thank you for posting this! I cheered out loud a bit when you said "Aha...." and got it. The ghost is glad she's creepy, and that you made it out alive. Really enjoyed watching. Liked/subbed.
I made a video (In french, and sorry for my bad english). the game was interresting but not really hard. there a lot of elements on the background sadly useless (abc on the blackboard for exemple).
I will retry it in few month with somes upgrates :)
Thx for this game and good luck!
Thank you for the video, and the feedback as well. The puzzle seems to be one of those things people either understand quickly or not at all. Keep an eye out for any SOPHIE updates here! Liked/subbed.
Alright if we’re being fair I came in thinking this was going to be another low budget garbage Ichio horror game.... which it was.... to an extent but it was actually rlly good! Had a good tense atmosphere, when you did see Sophie it was terrifying for the most part and the games puzzle wasn’t that hard to get after thinking about it for a second. I’d defiantly recommend giving it a shot!
had some fun with this game! Took me a few tries to figure the puzzle out!
Thank you so much for playing and recording SOPHIE to your YouTube channel! Also, congrats! The number of folks who actually figure it out are more seldom than you'd think! Liked/subbed.
Your voice is great for broadcasting. Keep it up! Thanks so much for the kind words and playing SOPHIE. Really enjoyed the video. Liked/subbed.
That was a nice scary game and simple in its methods, good job.
Absolutely enjoyed watching your video! Glad you went back and finished, and that we were able to give you a few jumps. Thanks for playing and sharing. Liked/subbed,
Really loved playing Sophie, really cool concept. Not played many horror games based in a school. Thank you for making the game
Really loved watching you play SOPHIE! Thanks so much for including our game on your YouTube channel. Your broadcast was a delight. Liked/subbed.
Us too. Sadly, when you crank it out over the course of a week, you do what you can! Thanks so much for playing, recording, and enjoying our game! Liked/subbed.
That's mighty high praise, psychroclasm, thanks so much for the kind words and stopping by to share your video with us! We'd found it via Twitter (so you already had a like and subscription from us), but wanted to extend our gratitude directly here as well. Great video.
Lovely little Horror escape room. I was physically terrorfied in the middle of playing this. Took a bit to figure out what was going on. Once I did it was a sweet personal achievement to escape. Honestly can not wait to see more from you guys!! Now I'm going to hug my cat.
So glad for your video!!! Thank you for the kind words and taking the time to record SOPHIE, we *really* appreciate it! You definitely had some dedication to solve the room the way you did (writing things down), but it's refreshing to see that you were able to finish it the way that we kind of inherently just remember as the devs. Feel like we'd be remiss not to advise that there may have been a bit easier way out, but really glad you stuck it out--it was probably the first time we've seen someone do this like you did. Liked/subbed.
Neat game. It was a little confusing trying to figure out the order.
You're definitely not alone in your puzzle frustration. Thank you for playing and for making this video! Looking forward to seeing what you do next. Liked/subbed
Not too bad! Got spooked a little bit. Might just be me but couldn't tell what order I had to do things.
We're back to recording everyone! Today it's time for some classroom shenanigans with a small indie game called Sophie. We all know how I feel about laughing horror game children!
Ha! Thank you for a very fun, enjoyable playthrough! Sophie is sorry she wasn't more helpful, but the game devs won't let her be. :) Looking forward to your next video. Liked/subbed.
This is why I hated school. So unbelievably creepy!
Great video, and good explanation for your style playing games like this. It was very fun to watch! Liked/subbed.
I actually had a really good time with this game! It sets up a very decent atmosphere, and got me a fair few times!
The mechanic to the game itself is actually a lot of fun to figure out, and while it took me a little while, there was a great sense of achievement when I actually figured it out!
For a free game, it sets up a great atmosphere and will last you around 40 minutes, so great job!
Video is great! Thank you so very much for playing our game!! An easy like and subscription from us!!!
Thank you for playing, and for the fun video! It was really enjoyable watching you explore. You really checked everything out and it was fun to watch you figure things out. Appreciate your feedback and thoughts! And agreed, hair that hasn't been brushed is definitely scary,! Liked/subbed.
Hey! I really loved this game but I found a bug I think where I went to the right drawing but it was as if I went to the other drawing that was beside it. :(
It was still a wonderful and spoopy game to play for sure! I know exactly what to do and how to beat it but the bug/glitch got me in the end :c
Still though, it was a great game to play! Nice work on the horror atmosphere too and how it gets more and more darker too.
Thank you for making and sharing your video of SOPHIE. Really glad you enjoyed the game and the atmosphere even with the deaths. We'll definitely be taking a look at what happened on your last time through., and look forward to seeing your next video. Liked/subbed.
really liked the game very fun and changeling also like the idea would love to see more games like this!!
Thanks so, so much for playing and recording SOPHIE to your channel! This was very to the point. Haha. Liked/subbed.
Very cool short indie horror solid atmosphere and just a fun puzzle based spooky game can see why it's popular
So glad you played! Thanks for the kind words and taking your time to YouTube us. Liked/subbed!
Loved the game. Atmosphere was great and you got my most girly scream. My manhood is ruined!
Really, really loved the video! Regrettably, you missed a handful of jumpscares (you had some *amazing* luck randomly getting those symbols correct--you ordinarily die if anything goes wrong after you're on the clock), else we hope we may have had one or two more screams. Be that as it may, you definitely have a like and sub from us and we look forward to using it to see what you do in the future. Keep making great videos and thanks so much for playing!
ooh, I'll have to give it a replay on my own so I can see those! My alchemy skill amaze even me ;). But I'm really glad you enjoyed it and honored that you subbed. I can't wait to see what else you all make!
This was fun figuring out! Thanks for the game and fun (:
What a great video! We've watched so many of these and that was still entertaining. Thanks so much for playing and recording our game. We hope you keep making videos! Liked/subbed.
Okay, I said I would beat it and I did, here's the video!
Yes yes yes! Great work!
Thanks so much for broadcasting, you totally have talent doing so (and a like/sub from us)! Yes, 100% you had it figured out, and we were rooting for you. For clarity, backwards walking down that hall is dangerous (there could have been something there rising up right on top of you). We really appreciate you taking the time to record SOPHIE, thanks again for the kind words.