A downloadable game for Windows

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Fear the unknown, Don't give in...

Welcome to Withered Thoughts!
The Anxiety Gods stalk the forest, Traverse a beautifully depressing environment as you complete the ritual, and set your world free from the suicide-inducing fear that lurks just beyond the tree's... DEATH is never more, than a heartbeat away.

Estimated Completion time 45 minutes - 1 hour (This game has no save system, And is meant to be finished in one sitting.)

If you like what you saw here, Imagine what I could do with actual funding! as i am one person building these alone for your enjoyment,  Consider a donation! it will ensure more games like this get made in the future! Thanks for your time and enjoy the game!

Additional Credits:
Radio Voice: Robert Mills
Music by: Somnium Music (Youtube Channel)
Player Voice: Dillon Burris (Developer)

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Release date Jun 28, 2022
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(1 total ratings)
AuthorOwl Nest Studios
GenreSurvival, Puzzle
Made withBlender, Audacity, GIMP, Unreal Engine
Tags3D, Atmospheric, Creepy, First-Person, Horror, Psychological Horror, Short, Singleplayer
Average sessionAbout an hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse
AccessibilityInteractive tutorial


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withered thoughts 2 GB
Version 3

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Eh... I felt bored in few minute then for a moment enjoyed safe zone then bored again and quit. Sorry. Make it more dynamical please.


This game is free and was made in like 2 days. I'm finished with this small project. it's not a game you're not meant to blast through, it's a slow methodical game, that requires you to use the map in the safe house and keen-eyed exploration to spot landmarks and avoid the gods in the woods. It's also not linear, it's an open-world style game, so pacing is really up to you.

Yeah, I know. I play many "slow" games like this. Anyway - it's my opinion.


Really enjoyed this game. As always, your atmosphere is super on point. You make games that are easy to get lost in, which I assume is intended. I really appreciated the message of this game, and I would love to see more devs get personal with their art like this. Excellent job, looking forward to whatever's next!


Just finished it up and enjoyed it, nice work!


Thanks for playing man, Glad to hear you enjoyed it!


For the most part, I enjoyed the game and I'll keep an eye on other games that might come out from the studio.

Here's my channel for other games I have played. https://www.youtube.com/c/Levont


No-commentary playthrough:

Top notch atmosphere with an intriguing story. Keep up the great work!

Thanks so much for playing! Glad you liked it!


This was such a cool game for something that was made in just a few days. Without spoiling the behind-the-scenes story (I'll leave that for others to discover/interpret), the environments were great! Detailed in the right areas and a decent-sized map that I never felt lost in. 

The creature design is really well thought out along with the ambiance and music. The voice acting is really good and I felt really invested in the game when playing. A great, short experience that everyone will enjoy.

Good job, looking forward to your next game.