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"๐•Š๐•–๐•–๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•˜ ๐•ค๐•ฅ๐•ฃ๐•’๐•Ÿ๐•˜๐•– ๐•ฅ๐•™๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•˜๐•ค ๐•”๐• ๐•ž๐•– ๐•’๐•ฅ ๐•’ ๐•ก๐•ฃ๐•š๐•”๐•–…"

A woman arrives with a mysterious letter in hand addressed to her grandfather. Etched in crimson is a foreboding message, a warning—a promise made from a time forgotten. Private Investigator Hugo Laurent and his assistants must solve this bizarre case before an old family's curse befalls them all.

  • Story, Original Concept | anri
  • Sprite, CG, UI | ota
  • BG, CG | sasa
  • Code, BG | z04

  • 13,004 words + ~1hr playtime
  • 4 endings + 1 ending epilogue + achievements
  • Point & click exploration
  • Updated animations, story, gallery, and author notes!
  • Pet Colby!
  • Warnings: shaking screen, abrupt sounds, minor jump scares, mentions of suicide

{ ๐™ฐ๐š๐š๐š’๐š๐š’๐š˜๐š—๐šŠ๐š• ๐™ฐ๐šœ๐šœ๐šŽ๐š๐šœ }

  • Music | Presence of Music, H/MIX GALLERY
  • SFX | Zapsplat
  • Original GameJam Beta Testers | Heiden, Sky, Zach Reyes, KyewT_T, Auin
  • Stillwater Remastered Beta Testers | Wing, Medrelo7, HardBoiledEgg98, KyewT_T, Sky

1. Will this be released on Steam & Itch.io? 


2. Will this be released for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android?


3. What will happen to the old game jam build? 

The game jam build will be obselete. Steam and Itch.io will be updated to Stillwater Remastered. While we are honored you enjoyed the original game jam version, we believe Stillwater Remastered is the polished vision of the work we couldnโ€™t finish during the game jam. We hope you enjoy it!

4. Can I load up old saves from the game jam version of Stillwater?

No, Stillwater Remastered can not load up previous saves from the game jam version.

5. Will there be a Stillwater sequel?

It is a future project we would like to make, but realistically, we would need time and funds to tackle this endeavor. Hopefully soon.

๐Ÿ† 1st place winner for Spooktober VN Jam 2021

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, Android
Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
(462 total ratings)
AuthorStudio Clump
GenreVisual Novel
Made withRen'Py
TagsAnime, Atmospheric, Horror, Mystery, Short
Average sessionAbout a half-hour


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StillwaterRemastered-2.0-win.zip 458 MB
StillwaterRemastered-2.0-mac.zip 463 MB
StillwaterRemastered-2.0-linux.tar.bz2 450 MB
StillwaterRemastered-2.0-Universal-Release.apk 476 MB

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This game is great in every single way. I love the characters interaction. The drawing is magnifique. Everything is a piece of art.

Anyway, I translated this game to spanish. Just asking if there is a way for me to send it to you people.

such a beautiful game! I'm obsessed with the art direction, and i really enjoyed the characters

hi! amazing game!! i had fun playing it and the art style is incredibly nice and soft but also eerie in just the right scenes! the characters personalities are also very interesting, and i loved the silly role colby had :)

Hello! I'm not quite sure if it's a bug, but around 10 minutes into the story the game starts lagging and freezing, and I have to fix it by saving and exiting and then re-opening the game again. Though it's not that big of a deal for me, it just really ruins the mood... This game is interesting, and it really gives me a lot of inspiration for my vision of being a game developer as well. I really want to be able to play the game smoothly! I play on a BenQ monitor, not windows, so I'm not sure if that's really the problem. Thanks in advance!

Included this in my recap of best indie horror games I played in January 2024.  Thanks for the fun visual novel!

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 a blast playing this game

Hi, I'd like to volunteer to translate your game from English into Brazilian Portuguese.

I'm a sucker of great (lowkey gay) tropes, and this game just has it good. Great direction with a distinct art style. Although I knew how the story may end right away, I was still amazed by how well implemented each facet of the game was. The music is lovely. I had to go through the music box and credits to search for their source because it fully immersed me in the intensity of this story. Can't wait to play what else this studio has planned! 

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I had a blast playing this game! the story is so well written, I fell in love with the art and atmosphere of it, it feels like I was fully immersed into it. I really look forward to your future games & stories to come!

THIS GAME IS AMAZING! You guys are ridiculously talented! I'm sticking around for the possible sequel!


Had a lot of fun with this!  Visual novels aren't really in my wheelhouse to begin with, so it was fun to branch out and give it a shot.


Would like to see some of the early story points expanded on - namely the brief mention of heirs disappearing.  Also thought the housekeeper might have had a role beyond the opening sequence, but that's really more of a sidenote and not detrimental to the story at all.

Overall, I feel like the story was executed well.  It did seem to drag a bit in places, but that might just come down to a matter of personal preference.  It was an engaging narrative and provided plenty of details early on to get the player invested in uncovering the mystery.

Thanks for the experience!




This is my first time playing Stillwater, and I am already hooked for the next adventure of Hugo. I really love the story of grief and forgiveness of the mystery with its uses of symbolism related to water and how well written the characters are. I love the illustrations of the game as well the uses of colors for certain scenes to convey its grief aspects, as well love seeing all of the concepts sketches of everything!


Absolutely love the remastered version! I wasn't too sure what else could be improved upon in the original but after playing through the newest version, I have to say I love the dialogue, extra scenes, added lore, and more professional graphics. Practically screamed when I saw a confirmed sequel in the creator's  notes. Definitely looking forward to the next one! 


Great game!! Loved the atmosphere :)


I LOVE THE NEW UPDATE!!!!!!! this is one of my fav games; i really liked the new features and seeing the concept art 10/10




Beautiful story and game.



Drip.. Drip.. Drip.. The walls, molded by the rotten sogginess. Floors, puddled due to pools of water scattered about the floorboards and carpeting.

and than.. the thing in the shadows, looming over the old--young man, silence..


This was a very well made game, especially since there was a limited time on creating it. I would've liked to see more routes, or maybe a point and click mechanic for the detective section, to break up the text aspect.

However for what there was, the story, characters, and dialogue lead a perfectly refined gameplay.


Thank YOU Studio Clump!




One gripe is its to short, but everything else is perfect. Thank you for this VN.


Time for part 2


the problem solver is here.


Excelllent visual novel, I really love the art style and the story.


life changing game. thank you.


It was incredible !!!!! awesome work !


i really really loved the art and design, loved the overall feel of this visual novel! i wish it was longer and a bit more fleshed out, but as a short vn it was real nice! i'd love to see a bigger project with these characters :,)



THIS WAS SO GOOD AAAA!!! I loved the plot, i loved the dialogue, the SOUND EFFECTS!!!?!?! SO GOOD CRAZY GOOD


thank u for making this holy thsi was so good im going feral

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The art in this game is REALLY good, love the subtle changes in expression. Everything feels like it has movement.
Specific stuff I enjoyed:

Dusty particle effects in the office, bubble effects underwater.

I like that the car has a slight movement and the rain is actually moving too.

Great ambiance!! Incredible sound design, very immersive.

I loved the red text effect for the antagonist.

I learned a new word: moldering.

I really like the side menu, click to expand or condense.

My favorite Hugo line was "It's naptime now." LOL

Overall 10/10 experience!! I wanna see this adapted into a bigger story with more choices! :D

EDIT: PLEASE check out the concept art it's so funny

nice story

I liked this one. In places it did felt a little bit rushed to me, but as I understand this was a Jam Entry.

Story is really intriguing and leaves to want more answers, and the art style - MAN i love the art style of this one. Got to see both endings, and one of those is really cute :ะท

Hope to see more works from you in the future!~

And oh yeah, if anyone wanna hear me struggle to read fancy words, here's the link


Played this on stream and enjoyed it thoroughly. I absolutely love the art style and character design. The atmosphere felt engaging and some parts were very eerie. Best of all, the story did not overstay its welcome. A very cool visual novel that captivated both myself and my chat~

got to play this game after paying for the queer games bundle 2023 and I really loved this game! It was short but haunting and man, I love how refined the whole vibe was <3 extra brownie points for our great buddies too! 10/10 if u want a fun short eerie story, go for it! I loved the music and the UI of the game :)

This game was so fun to play I loved everything about it!! Big big fan of the story, the horror was executed well i felt so creeped out and gosh the endings were awesome. I love the character dynamics and their designs smmm, Colby is my favorite guy ever I love.


I had this on my list to play for a while and I've finally gotten to it! Played it multiple times and loved every second of it, the art and atmosphere it creates is absolutely gorgeous. Genuinely everything about this game was beautiful!!!!

I am Obsessed with the way this game looks and sounds, great on all fronts. Special shoutout though to the little details like facial expressions and vfx, it was really interesting to see how they helped make the visuals always feel engaging even with relatively few "major" art assets.

Congratulations on first place in this Game Jam, it's very well deserved for such a polished and charming experience. 

A beautiful game with a lovely artstyle,a cast of charming characters and a plot that grabs your attention and interest from the beginning! Great work!

This was amazing! I loved how it played out :D

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