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This game is a short narrative experience (60-90 minutes). Perfect to play before bed!

In tonight's episode of Midnight Scenes, life at Fernwood Creek Mental Health Center is altered by the arrival of a new patient. He doesn't speak, doesn't relate to anyone, and hides a dark secret.

Elijah, a boy who silently suffers the scorn of the other inmates, forms a special bond with this stranger. But something emerges from the darkness, giving way to disturbing incidents that lead Elijah to discover a chilling truth.

Turn off the lights and enter the depths of Midnight Scenes: From the Woods.

This is the fourth in a series of short horror tales with adventure elements by Octavi Navarro, creator of the critically acclaimed games The SupperThe Librarian, and Uninvited, and artist on Thimbleweed Park and Photographs.



  • Enjoy this exciting and intense tale through the eyes of Elijah, a boy with anxiety disorder.
  • Story-driven point-and-click horror experience that will chill you to the core.
  • Explore, interact with your surroundings...and keep your eyes open.
  • Colorful pixel art based on '90s aesthetics, inspired by horror and mystery classics like The Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits.
  • Emotional original soundtrack.
  • Atmospheric sound effects.

Welcome to Fernwood Creek. Do you dare to stay?

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Mature Content Description:
This game includes content not appropriate for all ages, including horror themes, blood, gore, and non-explicit animal cruelty.
It also contains scenes and dialogue related to adult themes, like racism, homophobia, and bullying, which some players may find distressing.

StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows
Rating
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
(37 total ratings)
AuthorOctavi Navarro
GenreAdventure
Made withAdobe Photoshop, Unity
TagsAtmospheric, Dark, drama, emotional, Horror, LGBTQIA, Narrative, Pixel Art, Story Rich, supernatural
Average sessionAbout an hour
LanguagesEnglish
InputsMouse
LinksSteam, Homepage

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MidnightScenesFromTheWoods_Windows.zip 142 MB

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Wow, they just keep getting better! This was by FAR my favourite of the series so far. Elijah is such a great hero, and the whole concept is so creepy and exciting. Can't wait to see the next one!

Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it! I hope you love de next one too! :)

I love this your games so much!!
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Hello! can you make a game but free ( sorry my bad english )

I loved playing this! The character work here was strong, and the mix of heartfelt and horrifying worked well for this kind of story. I'm a big fan of Midnight Scenes, will look forward to the eventual next chapter!

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Thank you Victor! Very appreciated! <3

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being in the lgbtq community this game really hit me. when it switched to the whole ""tug your heart strings narrative"" I started feeling a flood of emotions. major sally face vibes. AMAZING WORK

So glad you liked it. Coming from someone from the community means a lot! <3<3<3

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Wow. Each of these chapters has been better than the last, but it was true here by a wide margin. Not only the obvious that the production value is higher, but the pacing and storytelling are on another level. Elijah was by far the most compelling character in Midnight Scenes so far, maybe in any of your games. And telling the continuation of Oliver and Tina's story through him was really compelling. Just a great experience overall, I'm excited for whatever's next!

Thank you so much for your kind words!! Glad you enjoyed it! <3<3<3

This was sooo so good,loved all your games but this one is the best so far,please please keep making more!!

<3<3<3

Midn
Midnight scenes has to be my favorite series. Everyone of the games tells a great story. Could make anyone enjoy pixel games! 

Thank you!! <3<3


I adore pixel horror games and this was absolutely amazing to play. It had some extremely tough subject matter and I think you handled it very respectfully. I can't wait for your next game. Your games definitely deserve more attention~

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Thank you so much for your kind words! I'm glad you enjoyed it !<3<3

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a must recommend for anyone!! Loved it- some scenes discomforted me in great ways and others in not so great ways and theres a moment shared between two chars that will forever live rent free in my head. As a member of the lgbtq community i feel they portrayed the themes so well and so respectfully without flashing it too much in your face. The story is wonderfully written and it had me engaged the whole time!! A downright wonderful experience <33 if ur on the fence on buying it i highly highly recommend you do <33 

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Beautiful game, Octavi! I wrote my review on Steam.

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Thank you so much for your support and for the amazing review! I'm glad you enjoyed the game! <3<3

This was a great narrative story.

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Thank you so much! <3<3

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Another top notch entry to the series! I loved how this game expanded on the lore from some of the previous entries, and as someone in the LGBT community I appreciated the themes portrayed a lot.

Thank you! <3<3

i loved it 

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Absolutely fantastic, ever since Midnight Scenes episode 1 and 2, it's been one of my favorite game series of all time. I have to play the nanny; I can't wait to jump in because From the Wood is amazing.

Thank you so much! I hope you enjoy The Nanny! Some say it's even scarier ;)

I love that every new Midnight Scenes brings a new surprise with it, what a great idea, I got big “Nightmare on Elm Street: Dream Warriors” vibes (which I mean as compliment, I love that movie). You two did an amazing job as always and you successfully managed a much longer episode but kept the your high quality regarding pacing, tension and great writing. 

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A huge thank you from us both!! :) <3

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I love Midnight Scenes! It feels like a new twilight zone just dropped everytime. Thank you :)

Full Play NO Commentary, tags for all 4 Midnight Scenes in description 

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Nice! Thank you so much!! <3<3

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Hey, Octavi! I wanted to report a bug I encountered during my last playthrough on Steam: I charged the very last savepoint, and went smoothly to the part where (SPOILER) Elijah and Oliver discuss about what happened in the WC that night... but instead of playing the flashback of Tina attacking those jerks, it shows the very same scene from the moment Elijah is ambushed to the moment Oliver, his parents and detective Taylor leave Dr. Green's office (replaying the very same scene the savepoint started from), then going black once again to switch to Elijah telling Oliver he never saw so much blood in his life.

Oops! Thank you so much for the report! There was a conflict with that save point so I just removed it. The new version is already uploaded.

Thank you again and hope you enjoyed the game! :)

I didn't really enjoy it... I LOVED IT!!! As a pansexual, it was one of the scariest games I ever plaied

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This was amazing! I think I've said this about every episode, but this was my favourite so far. It wasn't just creepy and fun, it really sucked me into the story and made me care about the characters (despite some of the silly voices I gave them..) Outstanding work. This is exactly what I love from indie games.

(Made a video about it here!)

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Para Mac también, please. 

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Fantastic stuff, I like this series of short adventure games. Keep up the good work!

Thank you so much! :) <3

Another one!?!? SOLD!

Yay!! :D

Another Midnight Scenes, another brilliant story and game.

I love the Midnight Scenes, from the very first two twilight zone episodes series to it's latest instalment.

I hope it continues.

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I loved it!!!

It is noticeable that with each game you improve, both the quality of the game and the characters and their stories<3<3<3<3.

The only thing I didn't like is that they didn't explain exactly what the "Mother" was, I had the theory that she was the previous Babysitter (The woman with the eyepatch), that the father and she had an affair, and the children they were actually hers, and then she died (Accident or parents killed her), and she turned into an evil spirit because of it.

But I love how Tina becomes a protective spirit for Oliver in this game compared to how she was so mean to him before.

I will follow your games closely<3

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Thank you!! So glad you liked it! :)

This game is fantastic. It nails a ton of things and tackles some pretty heavy stuff tactfully. I do have some issues with how quickly some of the characters formed relationships and the main character contradicting himself a few times but that's honestly nitpicking when you look at the scope of this game and how beautifully crafted it was. 

I wish the villain was what I thought it would be rather than what it became but that's a preference. 

Thanks for making games!

Thank you so much for your support! <3