A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

Ghost Hospital is a game about anxiety, depression, despair, mental rock bottoms, and, of course, ghosts. You play as Robin, a twelve-year-old girl who has an anxiety disorder and is very much alive in this hospital meant for beings that are not alive. Frankly, her anxiety was already bad enough before she landed in a hospital full of dead people, the still-shambling shells of ancient ghosts who try to take her down for a sweet taste of life, and the hospital directors hellbent on keeping her contained, and more importantly, away from the reason she's REALLY there.

Thankfully, you have your new friends Jay and Sarcastic Ghost- Jay is a ghost about your age, and still a very new arrival to the hospital, and Sarcastic Ghost…well, he's an amorphous blob of a ghost, who talks a lot despite not having a mouth.


Review from Waypoint

Reccomendation from Rock Paper Shotgun


Game, art, and story director: Lev Lefton
Assistant writer: Rosemary Arnold
Assistant concept artist: Maggie K
Music: Kendall Mcintosh, CMDonovann
Other music: TeknoAXE, Sim Gretina, Aaron Spencer
RPG Maker Resources: Yanfly, Victor, Freepik
Special thanks: Rob Kvacek, zephror

More information

Published Apr 23, 2017
StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
GenreRole Playing
Tags8-bit, anxiety, ghosts, Spooky
Average sessionA few hours
InputsKeyboard, XBox 360 controllers, Gamepad (any)
AccessibilitySubtitles, Configurable controls

Install instructions

Download and run. RPG Maker MV requires no other downloads besides the game itself.


Ghost Hospital 1-0-2 mac.zip 372 MB
Ghost Hospital 1-0-2 win.zip 371 MB
Ghost Hospital 1-0-2- lin.zip 376 MB
Ghost Hospital Mac.zip 335 MB
Ghost Hospital 334 MB
Ghost Hospital Linux.zip 131 MB

Development log


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Played through the full demo!
The music is awesome and I still love the writing, especially how the 'anxiety text' is worked in. I'm super excited for where this goes.

Oh! You might want to look at the Disposable Gloves item. It seems to reduce defense instead of adding to it? >u>;; 

Ah, jeez, it looks like other people have had that problem, too. I'll work to fix it, thank you!

Looking forward to the full game! 

Linux link is broken, incomplete archive. Can you please re-upload the archive for the Linux version?

Honestly can't wait for a full release! Loved this game and I did a 3 part series on my channel!

Man, I love the character design, the combat (which most people get pretty wrong), and the writing! It's a real cool concept which would probably be woefully underwhelming in the wrong hands, but I'm so psyched for more! The red voice, while a little hammy at times, was really engaging and helped drive the tension

Hey there! Enjoying the game, but saving doesn't seem to work on the Mac for some reason. I can open the save menu, but choosing any of the save slots doesn't seem to do anything.

Hope you can fix! Thanks!

oh my goodness that was so good! I'm really excited for more!

Can't wait for the full game! Will it be on Steam?

Maybe! I'm looking into how to get it up there, but for the time being, I'll keep working on the demo version!

Did a little LP for it for our channel! Loved doing the voices and stuff, which is why I love playing games like this.

Thank you so much!!! I'll watch it when I get the chance!

This game is SO FUN! I have uploaded my first impression and playthrough of the game. Hope you enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=8K47AlgdfXo

Thank you very much! I'll have to watch it later!

The download link for the linux file does not work, maybe it is an incomplete file?

What? You can't just end it right before the final boss... That's not fair! It's like promising a three course meal, delivering on the starter and main courses, and as soon as the dessert shows up, you tip the bowl upside-down on my head!

I feel so betrayed.

But then again, I guess it's my fault for not clicking the 'more information' button. It's also rather thematically appropriate. But in all honesty, I adored this game. I really dug it's humour, setting and visuals, and was willing to overcome some odd control issues and visual artefacts to just enjoy the experience.

I live for games like this. Please finish it.

Sorry about that! I do intend to put the bossfight in there, as this IS just a demo as opposed to the full game. Thank you for the complements and feedback!

Looks super cool, but I don't think the Linux version is working......it's weirdly 1/3 of the size too

Wow look at this! it lookss so good! look at this UI! dude. dude