A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

"A Night Alone" is a brief 2D horror-platformer where you need to rescue your cat. can you brave the terrors of the night to get you and your pet home safely? and if you're a true master... can you unlock and beat nightmare mode?!

the game has a retro aesthetic, featuring  graphics with a 6-color palette and spooky chiptune music. i can recommend it to fans of horror games, platformer games, retro games, or people who just want a quick but thrilling experience.

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rated 3.8 out of 5 stars
(10 total ratings)
Made withlibGDX
Tags8-Bit, Action-Adventure, Horror, Retro, Zombies
Average sessionA few minutes
InputsKeyboard, Xbox controller


ANightAlone_v1_5.zip 24 MB

Install instructions

A Night Alone is an executable .JAR file. In order to run it, you must have Java installed on your computer. From there, it should be as simple as double clicking on the program; if that doesn't work, please look up how to run a .JAR executable on your operating system.

A Night Alone supports XBox 360 controllers and keyboards. If you have an XBox 360 controller, plug it in, then launch the game. Otherwise, it will default to keyboard controls.

If you have any questions, comments, or feedback about A Night Alone, please email me at byninegiga@gmail.com. If you'd like to see more similar content, follow me at bynineb.tumblr.com. Thanks and enjoy!


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This looks real neat! Unfortunately, downward screen transitions(?) seem to break the game for me, so couldn't play it. [Spoiler?] Going down the chimney and later going down a shaft(?) left me with a black screen :(


ahh, unfortunately that sounds like a problem with the shaders. try using the method i mentioned to corvine17 down below and let me know if it helps!

Hi, I got stuck trying to play this game. At a certain point, my only path is down a pit which makes my screen turn black for about a minute before I respawn at the beginning of that section. I watched Rostiger Rentner's video, and in his game there is a higher path forward, but in my game it's just a big wall. The picture is the spot where there should be a path to the right.


hi corvine! i'm sorry to hear that. if you're only seeing black in that area, it's probably an issue with your graphics card. if you can let me know what graphics card you're using i'll be able to help you further!

AMD Radeon HD 6670


hello again! sorry for the delay. i think this will fix your problem: http://www.abvent.com/support/faq/1606-how-to-change-graphics-card-settings-to-use-your-dedicated-gpu-with-artlantis-on-windows-computer.html. you'd want to follow steps 1-4, and then 8-9. then, launch "A Night Alone". at the start screen you can move the joystick left and right/press A and D on the keyboard. if you do and you can still see the graphics, just in a different color, then it was successful. if it still doesn't work, then i'll make a special version of the game that should work for you and send that over.


Hi, thank you for trying to help, but I don't have the settings available that page asks you to change. You don't have to make a special version, I'll just try playing it on another computer. Have a nice day!


okey doke! you have a nice day too!

looks awesome!  do you know a good .jar emulator that will play this?

hi supervillain! what are you trying to run the game on? if it's just on your PC then all you'll need to do is install java and run it

Neat art style and fun to play, nice stuff.


thank you very much! i'm glad you enjoyed 

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sorry my reply is late, but thank you very much for doing these videos! i appreciate it.


hi, thx for this really great game. great style and story. i love it. cool atmosphere and artwork. i had a lot of fun. big thx and greetings from germany. i played it with an old laptop and xbox controller and had no problems...great :) thx

glad you enjoyed it! thanks for playing! looks like your frame rate was pretty bad though, the game isn't nearly that slow lol


The art, it is so CUTE!!!!