Midnight Scenes Ep.1: The Highway (Special Edition)
A downloadable game for Windows and macOS
"Midnight Scenes are the perfect Halloween weekend bite-sized games."
— The Verge
"This tiny adventure is a perfect slice of The Twilight Zone."
This game is a bite-sized experience (~15 minutes of gameplay). Perfect for your coffee break!
In tonight's episode of Midnight Scenes, Claire Barnes is about to discover what kind of horrors lurk in the darkness of a deserted road. Turn off the lights and enter the mysterious world of Midnight Scenes: The Highway.
This is the first in a series of short horror tales with adventure elements by Octavi Navarro, creator of the critically acclaimed games The Supper and The Librarian, and artist on games like Thimbleweed Park and Photographs.
- Story-driven point-and-click horror experience.
- Explore, interact with your surroundings, solve puzzles... and be very afraid!
- Atmospheric black and white pixel art, inspired on horror and mystery shows from the 60s like The Twilight Zone or The Outer Limits.
- Eerie soundtrack.
- Atmospheric sound effects.
Enjoy your journey!
- Beautiful PDF Art Book from the game.
- Original Soundtrack.
- Game localized to French, Italian, German, Spanish, Russian, Japanese and Simplified Chinese.
IMPORTANT NOTE: This game is currently incompatible with MacOS Catalina and later versions. Sorry for the inconvenience.
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|Updated||14 days ago|
|Tags||2D, 8-Bit, Atmospheric, Dark, Horror, Mystery, Pixel Art, Point & Click, Spooky, supernatural|
|Average session||A few minutes|
|Links||Steam, Patreon, Twitter, Support|
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In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $2.24 USD. You will get access to the following files:
- News about our upcoming games!!Feb 26, 2021
- Midnight Scenes: The Highway (Special Edition) Available Now!Jul 15, 2020
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I got this game off Steam and I really enjoyed it! It was very intriguing from the beginning and the music was just perfect for the game. I bought The Nanny as well but I'm planning on playing it after I play the the second chapter.
I made a video on this game and from the second I joined, I fell in love with the art style and just the whole point-and-click genre. I'm planning on playing every game in this series on my YouTube channel, plus some others. I've already played "The Supper" and "Midnight Scenes: The Highway" and I'm so excited to continue playing these games! They're amazing!
That was a lot of fun! Loved the art style & gameplay.
Thank you! Glad you liked it! :)
I played The Nanny first a few months ago and it was very, very enjoyable. I just finished The Highway and although short and simple, the jumpscare got me good! I also loved the aesthetic. Gongrats!
Thank you so much! Glad you enjoyed them! :)
beautiful artwork. really.
Aww, thank you! <3<3
Another awesome game by Octavi Navarro. Yeah I know its old but I'm just finding it now. Great work!
Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it! :)
The art and animations are beautiful,well done
short and cool creepy games, thanks
Thank you for your kind words!!! Glad you enjoyed them!<3<3
Such a good game,wish it was a bit longer but i enjoyed it a lot anyway!!..Very nice atmosphere and music as well!
Thank you for your kind words! Glad you liked it! :)
Thank you so much for playing and for the video! I'm glad you enjoyed it (make sure to try out the other two games in the series!) :)
Sheesh great game! Makes me think of twilight zone I want more!
Fantastic bite-sized game. Loved the atmosphere and the art and music was just right for it.
Thank you for your kind words! Glad you enjoyed it!<3<3
octavi, thank for the great horror game , I just found out and played this game on steam. I’m a composer and sound designer from Malaysia . I would love to help you on your game audio and sound design(I’m with Fmod experience) my main genre is horror as well.
Do you need help in that?
Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it! :)
Really looking forward to playing the next two games.
Thank you for your kind words :). I hope you'll enjoy the other two too!
This was excellent! I hope to play more in the future! That ending got me good haha.
Are there other endings?
Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it! :) There aren't other endings, but it's an idea for the future! ;)
Hey dev, I enjoyed this old style looking for things to complete the puzzle, the only problem I have with it, is that it's too short.
I made a video on it to fit the theme of the VHS vibe. Hope anyone who sees this enjoys!
Thank you for your support! Glad you enjoyed it! :)
Is it good? Should you get it?
Yes and yes.
excellent! definitely felt very twilight zone-y, but with a bit more horror. Looking forward to playing the rest!
Thank you! I hope you'll like the rest! :)
Really good for such a small game, well done! This was perfect for me, as I love pixel art, horror stories and overall creepiness and easy-ish puzzles xD I loved everything, although it would be nice to have at least a tiny tutorial to explain the controls. I want to make a game myself and this inspired me a lot. Thank you!
Thank you for your kind words! Glad you enjoyed it! :)
This game was very fun and managed to be creepy without realistic graphics. My only wish is that it was longer because I was left wanting more. I ended up streaming the second one immediately after.
A quick and nice game, beautiful and cool to play !
Thank you! :)
Absolutely loved the Twilight Zone vibe. Looking forward to playing the rest of them! Thank you for making this!
Thank you for playing it! <3
Hi, I'm a huge fan of the Twilight Zone, so I'm really interested in your games.
However, I'm really not into jumpscares and gore : could you tell me if there are such elements in your 3 Midnight Scenes episodes? Thanks a lot!
Hello, Patrick! Thanks for writing. I'm exactly like you and I don't like jumpscares or gore at all, so I try to avoid them in my games. That said, I want to be as honest as possible, so you might find a couple of moments that could enter the definition of jumpscare, depending on how much tolerance you have for this kind of content. So, the short question is no, you won't find these elements in my games, but some bits might get you a bit startled if you're very sensitive to them, if that makes sense.
Thanks a lot for your reply. I can't wait to play your games then :)
Awesome! Let us know if you like them! :)
This was an awesome little game to play! Controls were super simple and easy to figure out. Puzzles were pretty easy (Although I'm an idiot and it took me a while) Jump scare got me, overall it was nice.
Thank you for your kind words. Glad you enjoyed it! :)
You're welcome! Although I feel I have to apologize if I missed pronounced your name. Very Sorr
This is gonna be a dumb question but what are the controls to using tools you find. I tried to use a hammer to break a lock but it won't let me. I don't THINK I was suppose to find a key.
But I also wanna say that, even though I haven't gotten far I am in LOVE with the aesthetic of the game and can't wait to play as many episodes as possible.
Thank you! I'm glad you're enjoying it so far :)
You'll need to find another way to open that lock. Keep looking and try to enter the house! :)
This was a joy to play! The graphics and music were beautiful and it had a special feeling while playing! Great story and mechanics, can't wait to play episode 2 and nanny! Thank you for putting this in the Ukraine Bundle, recommended it to a friend after I gifted them the Ukraine Bundle 🙏🏻
Thank you for your beautiful words. Glad you enjoyed it! :)
I adore the theme, aesthetic and overall ambiance of this game. I'm so excited people still make these kinds of games and I could not recommend any harder. Please keep making amazing work.
Thank you for your kind words. I'm glad you liked it! :)
I picked up this game as part of the Ukraine Bundle. Thanks for participating. Check out the video.
Thank you for your support! :)
Popping in to drop my playthrough too, cuz apparently all the cool kids are doing it! Thank you for all your hard work!
Thank you for playing it! I hope you enjoyed it! :)
Hello. Which game engine/language you used for this game?
Hi! I use Unity :)
This game is creepy, scary and briliant ♥
Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it! :)
Hola, no es posible abrir el juego en Mac con Big Sur. He intentado de muchas maneras, pero no deja ni con ajustes de privacidad. Te dejo la pantalla, espero que lo puedas solucionar.
Hola 2sione! Por desgracia, tal como indicamos en la descripción del juego, no es compatible con versiones de MacOS Catalina o superiores (como es el caso de Big Sur). Una opción sería que lo jugaras con el emulador Wine. Si no te es posible o no te interesa, dímelo y te gestionaré el reintegro.
Hola, hemos conseguido jugar gracias a unas indicaciones que nos han dado. Había que hacer varios procesos en Terminal. Te dejo el enlace, es posible jugar en Big Sur. Muchas gracias
Perfecto, me alegra que hayáis podido jugar! Y muchas gracias por el link, me lo miro! Un saludo y buenas fiestas
Aesthetic and theming were brilliant, the idea of a twilight zone esque series of horror games is such a good idea and I love the art design following the aesthetic of the original series, would have loved an even longer piece but will go on to play the others and had a great time, awesome little experience
I covered 4 games in this video and this one was my favorite. Not only for the intriguing storyline and overall spookiness but the little details of the game I found really fucking funny for some reason. like when she would shrug her shoulders, or shock herself on the line, or even get back in her car just to nothing but sit there XD also the fact that you can place the board on the tree but without the hammer it just falls to the ground and she just looks at it XD I LOVE THIS GAME
4th GAME IN MY VIDEO
Thank you so much! I'm glad you enjoyed the game! :)
hey will these games ever work for macos
Hi! All our games (except The Nanny) are available for Mac (32 bits only) :)
As a lifelong fan of The Twilight Zone, I was excited to try this game. And I had a great time, ended up playing both episodes in one go. Thanks so much for making these.
Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it! Now go for Episode 3!! ;)
I didn't notice the third one was out! I definitely will. Excited to play it!
Thanks! Let me know what you think! :)
CLAIRE STOP TOUCHING THAT! Great game! definitely checking out the other ones. I love your style you have going on
Thank you!! <3<3
Just played, great aesthetic, loved the mood!
Thank you!!! <3<3
FUCKING POGGERS GAME ;D