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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.


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Lead Game, art, and story director: Lev Lefton

Assistant Developers: Tredlocity, C / Ghoultreats

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, Nitro Rad


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Ghost Hospital Demo Windows 1.2.0.zip 389 MB
Ghost Hospital Demo Mac 1.2.0.zip 390 MB
Ghost Hospital Demo 1.2.1 Linux.zip 393 MB
Ghost Hospital Mac.zip 335 MB
Ghost Hospital Linux.zip 131 MB
Ghost Hospital 334 MB

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So i noticed some stuff as a linux user:

-The linux download for the 1.8.5 version is broken. The .zip file is smaller in comparison (131MB compared to 390) and it wont unzip on anything. I ran zipinfo on it, which reported that the end-of-central-directory signature seemed to be missing. This indicates that the file was probably only uploaded halfway through.

-The linux demo zip is also broken, but in a different way. I installed the font file like the readme told me to, but to no avail: I got a Failed to load GameFont error.

Luckily, i was able to find a remedy that could potentially eliminate the requirement to install the font file to begin with:

  1. Go into the game folder.
  2. Navigate to www/fonts
  3. Find the file named 8BitOperatorPlus-Regular.ttf
  4. Rename it to 8bitoperatorplus-regular.ttf (without the capital letters)
  5. Restart the game if it's open

I came up with this workaround as i was fiddling around with the game files trying to fix the problem and saw that the gamefont.css file in the www/fonts folder contained the line:

src: url("8bitoperatorplus-regular.ttf");

and that the font file's name didn't match the name in that string.

I don't know if the comments section is the right place for a bug report but i'll post it here regardless so others can see the workaround.


When I start a ghost battle, I think:

"Purification in progress"


I'd be lying if I said OFF wasn't a major stylistic inspiration for this project lol



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˙ǝɹɐ ǝʍ ʍouʞ ǝʍ -ʇɔǝɾoɹd ǝɥʇ ɹoɟ pǝʇᴉɔxǝ os ǝɹ,noʎ pɐlƃ ǝɹ,ǝM ¡uoʇ ɐ sʞuɐɥ┴

I just played this game for the first time and got so excited!!! You are amazing! Thank you for creating such fun art and a good story!

Is the full game out? The main page shows Demo 1.2.0 files and then files.

when i the full version coming?


So good!! I can't wait for the full version

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app.nw/save/ is read only so my saves won't work please can you review this. I have tried moving the file to desktop and to applications folder but neither solution has worked I really like this game but, it is so frustrating to have to start over every time I open the app. Thanks :) I'm on mac btw

Okay, I have a quick question about the platform. I don't have a computer, but would this game work on an Xbox One??

this game looks super cute and interesting and i super want to play but my own anxiety got super spooked after the giant letters of YOU NEED TO LEAVE NOW at the IV bags


it gave me a heart attack


UGH that was literally amazing, I've been looking for something like this game for the longest time. I really hope you continue working on it, I had such an enjoyable time playing it, even if it was short. Keep it up <3


I enjoyed this game a lot! I especially had lots of fun with seeing the disappointed red dialogue from constantly checking the trash lol Can't wait for the full game!


quick qustion where are you gonna release (steam, epic games, itch.io). and also great game cant wait for the full game to be out

Thank you! Currently I'm aiming for the end of this year or early next year, but this being a passion project, it's a bit up in the air. Thank you for your patience!


it was very good! cant wait for the full game


honestly so enjoyable, I'm excited for the full game!

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Great little demo! Definitely looking forward to seeing more of this! There are a couple small things I noticed (invisible wall next to the ghost nurse who saves for you if you try to walk right, a couple typos) but all and all it seemed very solid for it's current state! Keep up the great work!

Thank you for your feedback, and thank you for the compliment!


I love this game so very much already!! From the lovable and creative characters to the suiting and catchy soundtrack to the important inner meaning- it's all so wonderful!! Thank you for this ^^ 

(Also: Is the soundtrack available for download? If not, do you plan on making it download/buyable in the future? I just- I love it sm-)


Thank you so much! At the moment, the soundtrack is not buyable, but what does exist is on the youtube channel of our composer in a playlist! We hope you'll enjoy everything to come, too!


the Art Design and colors are amazing and the music can make the dead dance to death but sorry for asking but what is going on with the games development? I am kind of lost


Hi there! Updates have been a bit slow due to personal reasons (it's just me and a few other people making this game, please understand), but progress is still coming! With some luck I'm hoping to have the full project ready by late 2019.

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I completely understand and will wait till the end of time and space when the sun will cease to exist

Good luck I hope the best for you and your team 


Not Sorry!


Hi, I'm running Linux and having problems getting this game working, and I was hoping you could help. Here is the error message in the window:

And here is the output of the program when run through my terminal (bash; with my name removed): https://pastebin.com/b0P0kQa7

Two other things to note: The game requires canberra-gtk-module on Linux to be installed on the end user's computer, it seems, which would be worth noting on the game's page, if not bundled with the game (which is fair). Second, the text files shipped on the Linux version seem to be mangled, which breaks a JavaScript file (I can't remember which one, sorry) due to a stray line comment.

Thanks in advance.

Thanks for letting me know! I have no idea what RPG Maker is doing that mangles this so badly for Linux, but I'm looking into solutions. I'm tired of you guys not being able to play it!

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a question: how can I have the hallowen uptade? I downloaded the 1.2.0 version and it doesn't come with the uptades... what should I do? D: 


Hey there!

The halloween update was more of a progress report than an add-on. As much as I'd like to release the game incrementally, I plan to have a full release, and it'd probably be annoying for people to continually figure out how to migrate their saves. Keep an eye out, though, I plan to have the full version ready by this fall!


thanks! :D


By this fall ?! That's amazing to hear ! :D


I just played the game a few days ago and I wanted to say I LOVE IT!!! I have an anxiety disorder and I can relate to Robin sooo much. I love her as a character and the battle functions are really unique with her. 

Honestly, I just made an account to write this and say keep doing what your doing! The game is amazing and I look forward to the full game in the future!! 

Thank you! I'm glad this game resonates so much with you, hearing people say this makes the whole thing worth it! Thank you very much, and I'll keep updating!


Quick question: does the demo allow me to transfer save to the completed version (whenever that is done)? 

Good question! Unfortunately I'm not currently aware on a way to do that with RPG maker, but it's one of my concerns too. I'll do my best to find a way to do that!

Using Mac, demo 1.2.0. Can't save -- game just bleeps and no save is made. Entering the options menu crashes the game when I back out. Error message attached.

What I've seen looks interesting, so I'm looking forward to playing the game proper.


put it on your desktop, it had something to do with being able to access files easier, it should save after that

Fixed the problem! I was able to complete the demo. Enjoyed the retro feel thoroughly.

Hey there, it's probably because RPG maker is weird and very particular- try moving the game to your desktop or into the documents folder and see if that helps. Thanks!


i like the game.

got the full game, but it ended on a cliffhanger, so it's not even a full game! It's more like a demo!


Well, that's because it is a demo! I hope to release the full game later this year, though, so hang tight! Thanks!


I don't like the game... because i haven't played it yet =P. 

Jokes aside I want to download this, but I am in a country where internet is expensive to get... hopefully i'll experience this game soon

I hope so too, and I hope you'll enjoy it way more than I enjoyed that joke. :U


I apologize.. seems like it wasn't well received. I got a friend to help me download it. So I'm going to try it out today.


I apologize... seems like the joke wasn't well received. Anywho, I downloaded this with my campus wifi. 

I like it already. Don't mind a little suggestion, but I wonder if you could make it compatible with a joystick? 


Damn... I finished it... but i want more... It was real good. Hopefully this gets an ending. When I finally get a decent job, i'll probably donate


Donated 5$, i hope this project thrives!

Thank you! We'll do our best!

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Thought this game was super good, I loved the story, and didn't have any issues besides the game freezing on me for a few seconds but it didn't happen often so it was a great experience. Honestly the main character is relate able to even those who have minor depression or anxiety I feel, you guys are great keep up the good work.

Thank you! I'm glad that you're able to relate to the story, and I'm currently looking into ways to optimize the game's speed! I hope you enjoy the full product just as much!





Hi there,

I've seen other people with this problem. Your issue might be that the game files are stored in a place the engine is having trouble writing to. Try moving the game folder/file to either to desktop or the documents folder. Let me know if this helps!




Hi there, what operating system are you using?

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I kept getting this error when I enter Carna's room, after a few lines of dialogue between Robin, Jay, and Carna. Sarc. Ghost began talking and Carna spoke about him joining the corrupted or something (I didn't have enough time to read it) ,then this came up.  Making the scene blurry but you can still play the game to some extent. I even skipped the blurry dialogue to see if the game will (maybe) clear up, when I fought her.  But no, I defeated her with a blurry scene.

I think deleted something on accident or messed up the settings.  I don't know.

Please help. 

Hmm, that's strange. What platform are you playing this on?

The .ogg should be in there by default...I'm not sure what the deal is, but it seems like you're playing on an older build! I hate to ask you to redownload and start all over, but the problem is almost definitely fixed in the newest build. There's a chance you can copy your save file over to the new game, but I can't speak to how well it would work. I wish I could help you more, but it's very hard for me to go back and edit an old build! Sorry!


This was a great game super good story and art, i did however notice a bug. when you enter carna's office it asks you if you want to enter again i think this may only happen on the right door. this game was still fantastic, can't wait for future updates!


found this through super eyepatch wolf and i absolutely loved it, really digging the characters and the gameplay mechanics,  i'll be following this game's development and i'm very much looking forward to seeing the full game. 

also, what is that little blue thingy under jays mouth supposed to be? is it drool? is it a soulpatch? is it some type of weird, ghostly essence? i genuinely can't tell and it has been keeping me up for nights on end, please tell me i just wanna sleep again.


Haha, it's ectoplasm drool! Most ghosts have some ectoplasm drool, it just means they're producing healthy amounts of ectoplasm. Rest easy, friend.

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I really enjoyed the demo! The story was really interesting and the art and designs were very cute! But there was a few things I felt that could be fixed. First, once the ghost teammate KO'ed none of the items work on him to heal it and it's kinda just left useless, so I feel like there should be an item to heal him. Second, it starts to feel a bit tedious and repetitive to kill a monster get a key, enter the next room over, and then just do that same thing about 8 times. I feel like there should be more exciting and different ways to find the keys instead of doing the same thing. Anyways, that is just my opinion at least I am very excited to see the full game. ^^

Looking at it...yeah, I completely forgot my fix for no Ghost Revival items. I'm going to quickly put out a patch for that, thank you for catching that!

I've gotten similar complaints about that puzzle, too- expect a reworked version in the full game, if not a later demo update.

Thank you!

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In the linux build you need to make sure your font files are named case sensitive, I was getting a error: failed to load gamefont. This is because the .ttf file wasn't the same case sensitive as the font name in the  .css file.  The casing was not exactly the same. once i change it, the game runs!  (fixed in picture below)




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