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This game is a bite-sized experience (~40 minutes). Perfect for your coffee break!

In tonight's episode of Midnight Scenes, we follow Oliver and Tina, two siblings facing some unusual situations in their quest to find their nanny, who disappeared in the middle of the night. Turn off the lights and enter the mysterious world of Midnight Scenes: The Nanny.

This is the third 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.

  • Enjoy this exciting and intense tale through the eyes of Oliver, an eight-year-old kid.
  • Story-driven point-and-click horror experience.
  • Explore, interact with your surroundings... and be very afraid!
  • Colorful pixel art based on '80s aesthetics, inspired by horror and mystery classics like The Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits.
  • Eerie soundtrack.
  • Atmospheric sound effects.

Do you dare to play this new episode?


Mature Content Description:

Includes horror themes, blood and gore.


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Updated 13 days ago
Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
(68 total ratings)
AuthorOctavi Navarro
Made withUnity
TagsAtmospheric, Creepy, Dark, Horror, Narrative, Pixel Art, Psychological Horror, Retro, Short, Singleplayer
Average sessionAbout an hour
LinksSteam, Homepage, Twitter, Patreon, YouTube


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MidnightScenesTheNanny_Windows.zip 105 MB

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My theory is that the previous Nanny is the real mother of the children and she was killed, and it is her spirit that has claimed the children.

This game has such an interesting story :)

Thank you so much! Glad you liked it! :)

I  have windows 7 and i wanted to purchase game on steam sale but recommended OS is windows 8, 10. Does the game not run on Windows7?


Hello Nickolus! I think you should be fine as long as you are using Win7's Service Pack 2, BUT I can't 100% guarantee it, as I don't have the means to test it.

Just purchased the game on Steam, works fine on Win7 SP1. Love your artwork brother. I hope 4th episode (woods) runs on my system.

*reposting it here instead of the soundtrack page*

amazing game once again, you are super talented! Creepy and great short game, must try

Thank you for your kind words. Glad you liked it! :)

Great to see another chapter of Midnight Scenes - immensely enjoyed The Highway and The Goodbye note. As a fan of Rod Serling's Twilight Zone, there is a real sense of macabre storytelling with the Midnight Scenes games. The Highway was a short but sweet introduction, and puzzle elements really came into effect with The Goodbye Note. 

The Nanny encapsulates the 80's nostalgic exploitation flicks of that era, with a foreboding ethereal sense throughout. Although I was a little disappointed with the lack of puzzles with The Nanny, I felt that I was taken on a journey of which was left with an ambiguous ending. I hope to see another episode in 2023!


Excellent story driven gameplay 

Ambiguous horror that leaves the player to decide what really happened

Great pixel artwork 

Great soundtrack


Lack of puzzles

Linear gameplay - would have liked to been able to explore more of the area

Think the ending was a little abrupt, but a trivial issue compared to the whole experience 

Great work!

Thank you so much for the review! We're glad you enjoyed it overall :)

The game is amazing (just I don't know why but during a scene Oliver speaks spanish)  

Oops! :)

I loved it,such a good game!!..I really hope there's gonna be another one!

Thank you!! Glad you enjoyed it! :)

This is my absolute favorite in the series so far!  ^w^

Great pacing, tense atmosphere, expertly written story, blood and gore in all the right places... the works!

Definitely looking forward to seeing more episodes if they're on the table!


Thank you for your beautiful words! Stay tuned for news ;)

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Love the improved quality as well as a good soundtrack definitely my favorite chapter and hope you continue this series : )

Thank you!! <3<3 Stay tuned for news ;)

This is the 1st game of the Midnight Series I've played and I really liked it. The soundtrack was really nice to listen to. I just have a minor complaint, at the part of taking the keys to open the front door, for whatever reason when I put the cursor on top of the key holder, the game though I was clicking on the door. It took me 3 or 4 attempts to get the game to recognize that I was in fact clicking on the keys and not on the door. Other than that, very enjoyable :)

Finally got around to playing this and it's my favorite entry in the Midnight Scenes series so far! Great story, immersive retro atmosphere, chilling ending. Everything felt very reminiscent of The Twilight Zone with a touch of Stephen King. Awesome work!

Aw, thank you! Glad you enjoyed the Midnight Scenes series and especially this one! :)

This was absolutely amazing and I loved the entire game. The detailed animated close-ups (like the bathroom) scene were my favorite. You can tell how much work went into the game. So many unanswered questions left me hoping there might eventually be a sequel with the detective. I absolutely adore pixel horror games and this one is top-notch. I wish I had more viewers so they could see just how amazing this series is~

Thank you so much! We're glad you and your community enjoyed it! <3

I'm really liking this series of games.

This line has snuck into the English version it seems.
"Este bosque es muy oscuro. No pienso adentrarme más sin linterna."


Thank you for the report! We'll look into it!

Another great game, feels like a more narrative mystery game stepped away from the mystery feeling of the Twilight Zone. The game really raises a lot of questions of what is going on in the game, or the meaning of the events I am playing and I would love to know more.

The game does seem to have stepped away from the puzzle side, and focuses more on interaction with characters. The dialogue was interesting, and at times very macabre, it made me laugh at how insensitive our character is.

I loved the visuals, especially the effect you did to the screen. It really reminds me of watching TV on a CRT TV when I was a child, and a great visual to end the game on. Really makes you wonder about the Nanny.

Loved the game, looking forward to the next game you make.

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Thank you!!! :) Stay tuned for the new game ;)

Playing this on an ultrawide monitor is the best thing ever ❣️<3


Quick question, can you save the game progress?

Hi! The game was designed to be played in one sitting (it's quite short), so there's no save option. Thanks for playing! I hope you enjoy it :)

Hi, thanks for getting back so quickly!

I had a suspicion that would be the case! No problem, I'll play it in one sitting then!

I think I probably already played it almost to the end, but it's a cool game (yes totally enjoying it!) so I'll gladly replay it once I know I have enough time and won't get interrupted again.

I played this and episodes 1 and 2 in the series. They're really fantastic. It's evident a lot of care went into them. They're fun stories, and I love that I can complete each one in a few minutes. Seems like the developer has taken some inspiration from The Twilight Zone. Playing them feels like watching that show, but with more of a horror tilt.


Thank you for your kind words. Glad you enjoyed the series! :)

I applauded all alone in front of my computer when the credits appeared.

Now THAT is how you tell an horror story!

I enjoyed the 3 midnight scenes, but this one is my favourite.

Loved the art style, the soud design and the rythm. If a part 4 comes, I'd love to play it!

Support your indie developpers!

Thank you for your beautiful words. I'm glad you enjoyed the Midnight Scenes series :)

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Thank you!<3<3

i love this series so much ! and i especially loved that one. the story is mysterious but not too much that you can still slowly piece everything together ! loved the ambiance and colors.

Thank you for your kind words. Glad you enjoyed it! ;)

Best one yet, was a good story

Thank you!! <3

a VERY cool pixel mystery.. Frl got me looking for my double in the closets

Amazing game, beautiful, a delight to play and stream it ! 

Thanks for your kind words! :)

Best episode yet! Loved this one!

Thank you! Glad you liked it! <3

You always make great games, thank you!



Just played The Nanny. What a wonderful experience this was. Definitely left me hungry for more. Count me as another one of your fans! Will be trying out your other games soon for sure!

Thank you so much! Glad you enjoyed the game! :)


I've played all 3 midnight scenes now and it's such an amazing short series, they're not too long but not super short either, a comfortable length of time to make you want another one. I hope more midnight scenes get released, their amazing! Highly recommend!

Thanks for your kind words!! Glad you liked them!! :)

Is this getting a Mac release like your other games?


Hi! We hope we can release it this year (fingers crossed) :)

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I am having the exact same problem as ceege, but I cannot download the game at all.

Same here!

Having not heard from the developer, I did finally figure out how to download and install the game through my browser, but I do wish this would get fixed in the bundle.  I had another game in the bundle with the same issue and that developer fixed the problem almost immediately.

Hello jackiel, sorry for the wait. We finally found out what the problem was and it should be working now.

Great news!  It is working now.  Thank you very much!

Hello aamonnz, sorry for the inconvenience. We finally found out what the problem was and it's working now. Could you please, let us know if you can download the game? Thanks!

I got this in the Ukraine Bundle (thanks!), but when I go to download it in the itch.io app there are no installs available.  Your other 2 games installed fine.

Hi! Thank you for your support! We've tried to download it and it worked fine. Could you try to get it outside the app and see if it works that way? On another hand, keep in mind that unlike the other two, The Nanny is not available on Mac, in case you are using MacOS.

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Yeah, I can download via the bundle download page, just not within the itch.io app. Weird.

Clicking around a bit more I get "Cannot read property 'build' of undefined."

https://itch.io/t/1112356/cannot-read-property-build-of-undefined-error-when-try... indicates its a problem with the app manifest.

Hmmm... We'll have to take a look at it. Thank you for the heads up! I hope you enjoy the games :)

What an awesome continuation of Midnight Scenes! Im a tad late to the party, but so glad I tried it out! I have SO many questions and had so much fun! Can't wait until your next creation, Octavi! :D

Thank you for your kind words. I'm glad you enjoyed the Midnight Scenes series :)

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I get an error when I try to run it: "failed to load mono"

Got the same error on the Steam version so I came here to get it but still have the same problem.

I watched a few YouTube videos that had supposed fixes for this issue in games, but it is not helping here.

I am on Windows 11 via Parallels btw

Hello gamegenie, that's a weird error. Apparently, the game can't find the Mono.dll file that is included with the game. The fact that both Steam and itchio versions have the same issue, makes me think that maybe your antivirus or Parallels are blocking the file. One thing to try would be to uninstall the game, install it again, and put a rule on your firewall to allow the program to run before launching it. Let me know if it works. If we can't find a solution we'll make sure to refund the game to you. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Hey! I had this same issue on Parallels and found a fix. Make sure to open the package on Windows instead of Mac first, I guess Mac didnt read the mono.dll file or something because it was missing and now it isnt. 

Got it to work, don't know what I did different, but least fav oct nav game so far. Still love you a lot @octavinavarro

I'm glad you got it to work! I love you too :)

When will the Mac version of this game be released?


Hi! We hope we can release it this year (fingers crossed) :)

Thank you!

use crossver ! It is amazing for running .exe files on mac

This game is SO cool! It's like I'm a child again and watching The Tales From The Crypt for the very first time. Thank you so much for a good nostalgic moment!! 

Thank you for playing it and for your kind words! <3

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Seriously, who doesn't love this series of games? Inspiring ! Best bite-sized horror games on Itch or anywhere else!

P.S. Just finished it. No spoilers but I decided I would have to throw my underwear away, there's no way I am ever going to get that pair clean enough to put on again. The ending of this one was a shocker, very creepy.

Thank you for your kind words. I'm glad you enjoyed our games <3<3

This was my favourite episode by far! The story was paced so well, it constantly raised the stakes without getting ridiculous and was a genuinely interesting take on some folklore concepts that doesn't tread the same ground as others, the aesthetic was on point as always and the game looked fantastic. I'll be waiting eagerly for anything else you release! Have a great day :) 


Aww, thank you! I'm glad you liked it! <3

Man I knew saving this was gonna be worth it! I am always ready for more midnight scenes !  

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Thank you!!! <3<3

I absolutely enjoyed the short horror game, Nanny. I loved the creepy depressing reality from the kids point of view. I'm a fan of your work. Other Midnight Series, The Librarian and The Supper are also highly recommended. I also translated the story verbally so that my Japanese viewers understand it. I'm looking forward to the next game! 

Thank you for your kind words. I'm glad you enjoyed our games <3<3

Great game! Loved it just like the other two in the series.


Thank you for your support!!! I'm glad you enjoyed them!! <3<3


I am genuinely shook! 😱
This was the PERFECT adventure game to play on Halloween night.
Great story, artwork and atmosphere - really pulled me in.
I'm not too proud to admit I screamed like a little girl at a few points - you got me! 😅
Excellent work, as always Octavi (+team) 😉👍

Thank you so much for playing it Paul! I'm glad you liked it :)

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