A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

Another blackout has happened in the town of Sebastian. This isn’t unusual. This far out in the country, it was bound to happen during hurricane season. Except… something is lurking in the dark.


The Blackout is an adaptation of the unpublished short story by PurpleTurtle. Permission was given to adapt this to game format.



  • Art and programming - Red Lily
  • Story - PurpleTurtle
  • Main theme - "Unnatural Situation" by Kevin Macleod
  • Additional SFX - Freesound.org
  • Stock photography from Freepik.com


TheBlackout-1.0-win.zip 30 MB
TheBlackout-1.0-mac.zip 28 MB
TheBlackout-1.0-linux.tar.bz2 34 MB


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Maybe the auto-play was too fast (I made it 'eerily slow'), but it didn't feel that scary. I also didn't really like how short it was, it didn't even feel like a short story. However, the art is still good. And I like the text fonts.

We speedran the game like we normally do for videos, hah. Thanks for creating the game, we read it afterwards

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I don't really have much comments for this game other than it is extremely short and nothing was really covered throughout the game? I don't know whether the game is supposed to be this short but if it is, do extend it in the future and make the storyline very interesting and scary with good sound effects and music throughout the entire game as a game like this, really relies on the storyline, visuals and sound effects in order for it to be outsanding and awesome.

Thank you for reading my comment. Good luck in your future endeavours.

Heyo! Thank you very much for playing the game. I will admit, it was meant to be pretty short. That said, thank you for the feedback. I will definitely keep that in mind for future endeavors.

The game is interesting but you need to make a sequel for this.