I liked a lot the history. I made the normal final. My unique problem was the moment of black screen. Congrats for the game
A downloadable game for Windows
One stormy night at the onset of what should have been a nostalgic trip to the lake, Easter and his friends make a pit stop at an old, abandoned house along the side of the road. What should have been a short-lived indoor camping adventure, however, turns into a hellish nightmare when something begins hunting them down one-by-one.
The house is not what it seems, and memories from the boys’ past could be the key to everything… if they can only make it through the night.
- Search for clues to reveal the truth!
- Immersive sound effects bring the events (too close) to life in your ears!
- All-new cutscene images help to enhance the story and characters!
- Four different endings depending on how much of the story you uncover—can you unlock the true ending?
Easter is an independently-published horror adventure game developed using the RPG Maker VX Ace software.
This game is recommended for mature audiences only. The game includes:
- Strong adult language
- Strong graphic violence (textual, pixelated, illustrated)
- Sexual violence/assault
- Disturbing and potentially triggering elements
- Topics related to child abuse/sexual abuse
This game goes to some pretty dark places. Please keep this in mind when deciding whether to play our game. It's definitely not for the young and the squeamish.
DETAILED CONTENT WARNINGS
This is a more-detailed list of content and trigger warnings. They're hidden in case you don't want to read them for spoiler reasons, but all you need to do is highlight them to read.
- Graphic violence (someone getting their eyes removed, someone getting their tongue cut off, someone getting their ears cut off, someone forced to (unknowingly) drink bleach, someone beaten to death with a bat)
- Sexual violence (someone implied to have been offscreen violated in a fatally horrific way)
- Disturbing elements (bullying, infidelity, torturing, Russian Roulette-style game, lobotomization)
- Child abuse (a father is VERY HEAVILY IMPLIED to have abused/sexually abused his children, and it becomes a central point of conflict in the game)
Need some help finding all the endings? Check out this hint-based guide!
Easter is now version 2.0! For info on all the new additions and changes, check out this devlog!
¡Easter está disponible en español! The Spanish version of Easter was translated, edited, and released by Maca (along with image work by Eris-chan and proofreading by Choko Yui and Lilitth). It's amazing and if you speak Spanish, you should give it a go! Download it below or on Maca's Tumblr.
This game requires no RTP or other external downloads to play. Just extract the package, then click "Game.exe" and you're ready to go!
- ¡Felices Pascuas! Easter is now available in Spanish!Mar 30, 2020
- Happy Easter! Major Update: Easter 2.0 (New Definitive Edition)Apr 21, 2019
- Rapid-Fire Releases and Me Being a Horrible DevMay 12, 2018
- Baby did a Bad, Bad ThingApr 29, 2018
- A Hint-Based Guide for Those Who Want a Little HelpApr 15, 2018
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Just played through it! Amazing experience! It all really came together in the end...
may I just say that I love the music at the credits thing? I'm pretty sure it's different for different endings (at least for the easy and normal ones- I'm still in the process of getting all of them- and if they're not different ignore that part. I like the music though)
so that's nice
this is why I dont celebrate easter.
I was playing it in Spanish and I loved it. I got all the endings and became so attached to the protagonist. I'm glad I downloaded it. Thanks for your effort in the project!
Beautifully done, creepy AF. I've only got one ending thus far (Easter doesn't fare well). Using headphones--definitely a requirement if you want to get the full 'Shining' vibe as well as figure out which direction to go in the darkness. I was really dubious at first as I'm not a fan of keyboard adventures, and weary of the glut of horror offerings, but this one's excellent setup and dialogue make it well worth it. I loved the line-art cut-scene bits, and was surprised by the complexity... layers upon nightmarish layers. Fun stuff!
Your comment just made my whole day! Thank you so much for playing and for your lovely words. I'm always ecstatic hearing from players. Hope that if you decide to try for the other endings, you'll enjoy them, too!
This is a really cool game, especially the part where i had to rely on sound alone. This might be a dumb question but how do i run in this game and is there a way to escape the white masked man?
Sorry that this is late and you probably already found the answer, but you can't run. Only in some instances like when there's an arrow that shows you where you have to run to escape.
Ok. Yeah, I kind of figured out the part I was stuck on. But thank you for the reply! Sometimes I think no one will answer and I always appreciate a reply even if its late:)
Sorry for the delayed reply! But no, you can't run in the game. Only in certain parts where your movement is already sped up automatically.
Which part are you talking about in reference to the masked man?
I played through the easy and normal endings, and i just have to say, i'm so glad i didn't quit the game! The easy ending got me in a fit of laughter, i was so ready for full on horror and terror and anxiety but when it just ended i was done for, and i was hooked. The normal ending got me shook, when we found out the identity of the killer, holy shit, my jaw was on the floor! And then what happened after! Help! I've fallen and i can't get up! Also, i absolutely loved the dark sessions where you follow your friend, i had never seen anything like it before and it was such a fun challenge. Can't wait to replay this game and get the other two endings! Thank you so much for this amazing, scary, fantastic game, and i will be looking forward to more from you!
Played through the entire game around a year ago and have been following the progress on twitter ever since. I have SUPER high hopes for this new update!!! (also love your work! <3)
Went through both easy and normal ending, the story was rather interesting and funny game over scene. The bad things that I've got to mention is the very loud music playing when something happens and it's extremely dark even with curtains closed. That said, good job on the game. :)
Thanks so much for playing the game and for your great feedback!! :) I'm glad you found the story interesting!
After playing through and getting both the Easy and Normal ending, I'm going to say this gets an 8.5/10 Some sections were far too long, such as the dark sections in which you follow a friend, and a couple of the "dream" sections, and some of the sound effects were needlessly long. Apart from that, this is how you make an RPG horror game. Loved the emphasis on your eyes not being of any help in some sections, too.
Thanks so much for playing the game and for your great feedback! I definitely know what you mean--I, too, believe that I let some of the parts drag on a bit too long, especially after watching people do Let's Plays of the game and seeing reactions to various things that happen. These are the types of things (along with plenty of others lol) that I'm going to keep in mind as I work on my next game. Thanks so much for giving this a play!!
After playing through and getting all of the endings, my score retains. Yes, you have to read into it, but that makes it all the better. The (MEGA SUPER DUPER SPOILERS AHEAD IF YOU DONT WANT ANY DONT READ FARTHER THAN THIS) conflict between Nester and Easter is beautifully orchestrated, revealing as little as it can until the end, when the dam gets Thanos'd. +rep to carrotpatch games
Ran into a problem at the start. It says Kaz's (I think) awesome light effects don't work (Something along these lines.) Then the game just stops
Nevermind, one time error
Glad you got it working! Not quite sure what might have been the problem... Could be an issue with the game engine itself just being finicky.
One more thing. The section with Mugwort in the dark is balls to the wall difficult. Any tips?
You may need to turn up your volume (and make sure you're using headphones) in this part! My main piece of advice is that there's no penalty for stepping in the wrong direction. As the surrounding noises start to make it harder to hear, you can keep trying different directions until you get the right ones. Let me know if that helps!
I took your tos
Hey!! Thanks so much for picking up the game again. I continue to be amused by your commentary, ahaha. I'm also impressed that you found every single way to die while exploring the house. Not many people do that, lol.
You're actually doing great! In order to continue past the "Easy" ending, you only need to find one clue downstairs before going to sleep (out of a total of five). You actually found three already! If you just return to your friends and go to sleep, the game will continue (though I can't remember if you saved after finding any of the clues before dying lol).
Once again, I'm confuzzled. The part where you have to follow Mugwort is confusing. . . When is the proper time to move? I've gotten two sets of dialogue already, but it's been a few minutes, and I'm losing my sanity slowly. . .
[Edit:] I got a game over. . .
You may need to turn up your volume (and make sure you're using headphones) in this part! You'll hear a sound and need to walk in the direction of the sound--if you hear it in your left ear, step to the left, in your right ear, step to the right, and in the center, then walk forward. Note that there's no penalty for stepping in the wrong direction, either! So as the surrounding noises start to make it harder to hear, you can keep trying different directions until you get the right ones!
Ahaha, no worries!! The controls are very basic: you can just use arrow keys to move, enter to interact with things, and the exit button to bring up your menu (save, load, inventory, etc.). I've seen some people play that were able to use other combinations, as well, such as WASD to move, etc., so I think there's a few different configurations you can use depending on your setup.
Thanks so much for playing the game and for your wonderful video! :D I enjoyed your commentary on the dialogue and names, ahaha. If you do end up doing another one, let me know, as I'd love to watch it, too!!
Luv this game so much, but do you have mobile verson???
Thank you very much! Unfortunately, the engine I used to create the game only supports Windows builds, so I'm not sure I'd ever be able to release this on mobile. :/
I think I found a glitch, when I played the music box and Nester came in I waited a few minutes (mostly just interacting things making sure I did not miss anything) and then when I walked out, his sprite stayed in the same place, but I could go through the door. (I don't know if this was an older version)
Sorry for taking so long to get back to this! I think I've found the error you're talking about. This will be addressed in an upcoming (soon) update :) Thanks so much for taking the time to play and report this!
Mind if I ask you something?
Sorry, I don't check this often, but sure! Go ahead.
I started this series on my channel today and I am really excited! So far this game had definitely reached my expectations, I absolutely love it so far. I can't wait to play more of it.
Wow!! Thanks so much for the great video and pumped that you're enjoying the game so far :) Really looking forward to seeing your next parts!
Check out our gameplay! Great game so far!
Thanks again for the awesome video series! Love both of the video parts that you've done, and the back-and-forth commentary is hilarious, ahaha :D
So... I love this game.
But also I'm super confused. Where is this 'last choice' supposed to be? I can't figure out how to get the other ending.
Please do not read if you haven't played or watched a play through of the game.
This is actually a really well made game; it is one of the smoothest rpg games I've ever played in terms of the mechanics. The music did a really great job setting the mood, though the heavy metal during the 'fight' scenes kind of broke it for me. I swear I heard a song from Ib while in Easter's room (it could have been from Mad Father), and a scream from Misao. The following parts are really unique as well. Once you figure out what to listen for it isn't too bad.
I didn't die my first time through, so I didn't see the code. The other times I played I wasn't able to get everything so I watched FluxRaven's video on this.
I have a couple questions about the story though:
Without getting the secret endings the story doesn't make too much sense, which is a good insentive to try and get them. From what I pieced together, Easter and Nester were in abusive home. Before Nester, Easter's father would take his anger out on him, which I'm guessing included rape. Once Nester was born and was old enough the father started to go after him. (I'm not quite sure what happaned to the mom, I think I might have missed something). It seemed that Easter was generally a nice brother, or that's what he remembered, so it doesn't make sense for him to tease Nester into stealing. If he was actually the jackass he is then it would make sense, both for pressuring him into going into the arcade and for his father to rape him. Though from both point of views, it doesn't make sense for Easter to just walk out on Nester (that is if that actually happen, rather than it being a memory Easter just mustered up to make himself feel better).
The 'normal' ending you get is just something that happened in Easter's mind. Easter was the one to physically impare his friends, rather than Nester. At some point they came to a mental institution, all of them.
How did they all end up in the hospital? I can understand Nester and Easter, as well as Olie (I think it was her dad that killed the brother's father). But the the other two don't make sense, unless I'm totally missing something.
Is it possible that Easter actually sexually abused Nester as well? In his dream he depicts Nester acting like his father, so it could just be his memories of his father sexually abusing him. But it also shows that Nester hurt the friends, instead of Easter, so if he is changing who did all these horrible things, does that mean at some point Easter sexually abused his brother?
There's something obviously wrong with Easter mentally. There seems to be to of him: the innocent one you see in the 'normal' ending, and the true one you see in the secret endings. Could Easter possibly have Split Personality Disorder? His innocent side is the one trying to cope with what he's done, while the true Easter is the monster he created. In the end, when he chokes Nester to death, it could have been true Easter who killed him, and innocent Easter that begged to stay with him. (Of course, if Easter had really strong anger issues, that would be the cause of all his mood swings).
Welp this is pretty long... I'm sorry if most of this is nonsense, or pretty clear and I just can't see it. Thank you for reading this, and thank you for creating such a well made game! If you guys have some other games coming out, I'm definetly going to play them :))))))
Personally, I disagree with your take on the normal ending. I think that it was Nester who had done all of those things, and that none of them remembered it. Remember the nurse's thing about repressed memories? It may be that they went through so much shock that they automatically repressed them, and also (MEGA SUPER SPOILERS AHEAD) with the bit at the end where Nester pulls out the knife, is meant to lean towards the fact that it did happen. I do like your take though!
Heyyyyy, so I haven't done a video on this game in a bit. I tried to but complications arose...and by that, I mean I suck at games and kept failing the part where you follow your friend through the darkness...
Halp plz. .3.
Ahaha, no worries :) The fact that you would come back and play at all makes me happy!
Do you hear the sounds in the headphones when you do that part? There will be sounds to the left, right, or center, and you have to click the corresponding button. Is it just that you keep getting a Game Over screen? (I ask because a few people have also reported having a weird problem occur in this part, so I want to make sure it's just that you keep dying or that something weird is going on). One thing I tell people if they keep dying during this part is that there are no repercussions for hitting the wrong key (you can keep trying other keys until you get it right). So if you start to panic and can't make out the right sounds when the music gets loud, keep trying other buttons quickly until you get it right.
Does that help?
Well I did just end up hitting a bunch of keys until I died. lol
I guess I just suck at recognising which direction the sound is coming from or something. I do have headphones on, so I guess it's just me being bad at games. lol
But I rly don't wanna keep doing that part again because I'm a big baby and I CAN'T handle jumpscares. lol
This game is great, I've immensely enjoyed playing it but I've become stuck on the part where you listen to Mugwort's movements. I've tried everything I can think of and there are no guides. I'm not sure if it's just a bug but I only hear his first move and attempt to follow it. Then there is no movement after that.
Oh, no... this is really strange :/
The darkness parts are programmed to be random. There is no "set path," and instead, the path is different every time you play. Once you've taken enough correct steps, the event will conclude successfully. Can you still click the left, right, or up buttons even after the sound disappears? If you keep trying to click buttons, will you eventually get some new text? Do you eventually ever get to a game over screen? A few people have reported something like this happening, but then other people have absolutely no problems getting through this part, so I'm not sure what the underlying cause could be. Maybe let me know what OS you're using, as well? (And what version of the game?) I can try to start seeing if there's a connecting factor between people for whom this is happening).
Thank you for getting back to me. It won't let me continue clicking after the first movement. The background audio continues but the screen remains black. I've tried all directions and even restarting with no result. I downloaded version 1.0.12 on OS Windows 10.
Hey so I played your game completely , it was really fun with a great story. I hope you make more games down the road. I made a full gameplay video for my channel and got all of the endings, was definitely a grind but awesome and funny to play!
Oh, whoops! I didn't see you also linked the vid here, ahaha. That's what I get for not checking itch comments for a few days. But thanks again for the great vid and for all the time that must have gone into getting all the endings. Makes me super pumped that you had fun playing it! :) And also thanks to you I found the two weird bugs in the secret ending (strangely specific as they are, but at least hopefully the new version I'm gonna push out will make sure they don't happen again).
Thanks and keep up the great work on your gaming vids! :D
Seems like a pretty fun game so far but is there any way to increase the screen size? Looking at a small box screen makes it difficult for me to see anything really.
Hm, that's weird that it doesn't automatically start up in fullscreen. You should be able to toggle back and forth between windowed and fullscreen mode, though, by hitting ALT + ENTER when the game is open and running. Let me know if that helps! And thanks for playing! :)
Eyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy, got a part 3 up for ya! lmao, hope ya like this one. I think this was a pretty good episode.
Ahaha, this is great! Glad that you were able to move on with the story and loved watching the vid. There were some moments you made me laugh out loud, especially the "belligerent" part. Also I love what you did with the thumbnail and the eyes!
In the middle there, you had a sudden reset. Was that a button you pressed? I didn't even know the game could be suddenly one-button reset like that... so I got a little confused. Anyway, thanks as always for the vids! I love seeing all the reactions to the various stuff that happens in the game.
I'm glad you enjoyed this episode! ^^
What happened was, I pressed 1, when I meant to press esc. And that somehow sent me to the main menu. .3.
It really makes me happy knowing somebody loves my videos, especially the dev of the game I'm playing. XD
I just wish more people would watch...I put so much time and effort into my videos and it just doesn't seem to pay off... :(
Damn it, how am I gonna be the next Markiplier at this rate? I've been doing this shit for a year now. XD
I FINALLY FINISHED AND GOT THE ANSWERS! The ending though, dude I loved it so much and I am even more in love with the game then when I started; it's really great game with a great plot!
Yaaaay!! Ahaha, I'm glad it helped to clear up some of your confusion! And glad you liked the story, as well. It was fun for me thinking about ways to turn what happened in the default ending on its head with the reveals that come in the secret endings, so I hoped that people who played would enjoy them, as well. Thanks so much for playing and for leaving your wonderful comments! :)
Okay! So I'm stuck with the password, I kept going over the hints but nothing comes to mind I've tried memories, flashbacks and trauma but nothing works and I can't think of anything else.
Ahaha, try dying again (or watching a Let's Play that shows a death if you don't want to find a place to die again). I'm sure the answer will come to you, then... in the form of a series of seemingly nonsensical letters and numbers... :)
I finished the game and I'm so confused, but other than that it was really good game! Actually made me jump and scream a little, the plot was good! And right from the start I called that Nester was the guy attacking people probably because of the music box scene that happened.
Thank you so much for playing the game and I'm glad that you enjoyed it! :) Yeah, the default ending is definitely set up to leave a lot of questions unanswered. Have you tried to get one of the other endings? Once you get on the path to the other endings, a lot of the unanswered stuff will start getting further fleshed out (hopefully eliminating any confusion from the default ending). Whether you do or not, though, I'm really appreciative of you playing the game!
Hey, so, I'm kind of stuck. I'm up to the part where you have to follow Mugwort's movements in the darkness. He makes one movement, but when I try to follow his directional movement, nothing happens. I can't seem to get anything to happen no matter which direction I try to go in. Can't seem to get any further than the first movement even when I have my headphone volume up to maximum.
Is there something I'm missing here? I watched a lets play of the same section and nobody else seems to be having the issue.
Hmm... that's really strange. You say you hear the first movement, right? And if you try clicking either left, right, or up, on the keyboard, no other sounds play at all? I believe there are 4 steps before a new sound plays and some text pops up. Do you ever see some more text pop up between Easter and Muggy? What about if you try just clicking up, left, right for a short time even if you don't hear anything? Even if for some reason the sounds aren't coming through, the event should still let you continue if you keep trying to press buttons and see what happens.
This is quite the confusing bug as I've never had anyone report this. Which version of the game are you playing?
Here's the second episode of my playthrough, made it just because you said you liked my first one! lol
This episode..........sucks. lol
You have been warned...
Ahahaha, no worries!! Thanks so much for making more vids! I always get so excited, and love seeing your thumbnail pic again! :D
As for where you're supposed to go, you just need to go straight down and through the door to the dining room (you'll need to hit enter to go through the door). Once you go through the door, the story'll pick itself up from there lol.
I didn't see the door....
I'm sad, my second video on this game only got 6 views...:(
I knew nobody would wanna see me play it after the first one. lol
I plan on going through the whole game though, just for you cause you seem to like my shitty content. XD
Ahahahaha, no worries about the door. I actually lightened up that room some to try and make it easier, but I think I might need to do a bit more (plus it seems some people's screens or tints tend to make it even darker than it looks on my screen, which doesn't help).
And I don't think that's true about your content at all! Maybe it'll just take some time to build up views. In the meantime, I'll be watching all of them, lol. :D
I really love this game ! I'll admit, when I saw the kind of cliche scenario at the beggining, I didn't expect much, but then ! I was really suprised, the gameplay was "fun" (especially during the black-screen puzzles, even if it's was scary, it's so intense !) and the story... I really liked it, but that was sad (well that's probably just me) :(
Just, I'm wondering I think I still haven't done one ending, I just had the regular ending and a secret end, but I don't know how to get the other one ;;
Thank you so much! That really means a lot, and I'm so glad that you enjoyed playing the game :) Especially the audio-only parts, as the idea for that came on a whim, so I'm glad it panned out and that people like it.
Ah, the two other endings are pretty close to each other. There's just one thing that you need to do differently to get one or the other. I don't want to ask specifically which one you got so as not to spoil anything here in the comments, but I'll try to vaguely get you towards the right place where the fork occurs. Very near the end of the game (on the "true" ending path rather than the default ending), you'll be asked to do something, and then be allowed to move around and do the thing you were asked to do. In one ending, you do the thing you were asked to do with an item in your inventory. In the other, you DON'T do it and simply wait it out--after a short period of time, it will continue to the last, and what I consider to be the true, ending.
Hope that helps!! Let me know if you still can't get it.
Hello! This game seems really awesome just by the screenshots, concept and comments. But sadly I can't seem to get it to open.
I have a windows computer and I downloaded it and the carrot patch game exe with the clear cube icon came up and when I press it it does some more downloading, but it doesn't open the game. Would you be able to help?
Hey! No worries. The clear cube icon with the .exe will install the game on the computer (the bar that will appear is just it unpacking the game, not downloading anything). From there, if you click into the folder that it made, there will be a couple folders like Audio, Fonts, and System, and below that, a "Game.exe" (with likely a red dragon-ish icon next to it). If you give that a click, it should start up the actual game.
Let me know if that works or not or if you're still having trouble!
I love the game but i am so sadly stuck. No matter how i type the password, it doesnt work :(
Oh, thank you very much! I'm glad that you like the game. As for the password, you mean you're not sure what it is or it's not working when you type it? If you're not sure what it is, try killing Easter. You'll see it pretty quick. If it's not working when you type it, make sure that you're using the right capitalization for the letters and everything (all letters should be capitalized exactly how it looks on the game over screen).
I just posted my first video for this game, and I'm sorry about the poor quality, I'm using my PS4 headset so you can't the roar of my laptop and me moving through the computer mic. lol But believe I did the best I could at making the video immersive too. So if there's lots of blowing into the mic, I'm sorry. lol
This is great!! And I think the quality is fine! I didn't even notice anything off as I was watching it, so no worries. Really enjoyed watching your play-through and looking forward to when you do the next video. Thanks for playing the game and glad you're enjoying it so far!
Thank you! I usually try to record one or two things every day, plus only one of my usb ports works, so I can either have my mic, or my mouse. But I really do try to do the best I can with what I have, which isn't much. lol So thank you for actually liking it.
I appear to have done a let's play.
Love it!! Thanks so much for this great vid, and I love the picture you drew for the thumbnail, ahaha. So sorry that you weren't able to get the laggy issues worked out, but I still enjoyed watching the let's play and it was really entertaining. Thanks for playing and glad you enjoyed it even through the lag!
[Edited because I noticed I use the word "amazing" way too much, ahaha.]
Hey, I was happy to play it. If you make any other games, I'll be sure to play those too!
Hey so I tried playing the game while not recording, and It worked just fine. I think it's just that my recorder sucked so...I could try again now that I have a new one. But then again since I've already done the first episode (and it was terrible. lol) I don't think anyone would watch it if I made a series on it...:(
Oh! That's great that it turned out to just be a program conflict! I don't know much about video recording software myself, so I'm not sure what might have been the issue besides it just being a resource-heavy program, perhaps. But at any rate, I don't think your first episode was terrible at all, and I would definitely watch if you kept going :D But of course don't feel pressured to, ahaha. I'm just glad that you can play the game normally now :)
Well, if you really wanna see me play more, I will! ^^ I just really don't like how the first episode turned out. All of it was very laggy looking, the game and my webcam...
Oh btw, what did you think of my thumbnail? lol I just traced over the game art, and made it into me.