Under the bed is about you finding your way, groping. It's about this fear of the dark we all knew, and that some of you may still encounter today.

You play a child waking up in his bedroom, plunged into absolute darkness. No luck, it's impossible to get back to sleep.
By the eyes of this child and his imagination, what should be a simple but spooky walk through the house might quickly turn into a nightmare.


The principe is simple : You move in the dark, and you only see what is around you when the game is paused. Be aware, it's not a platformer with holes to avoid everywhere. You'll need to observe, memorize and think in order to resolve simple puzzles.
This game is made of passion for 2D immersive games, with a lot of sounds recorded in studio and not that much hours of sleeping.
It is narrative but short (approximately 10-20 minutes),  so take your time and enjoy !

How to play

Arrow keys - Move
Spacebar - Interact
P - Pause (And believe me, you'll need it)

If the game doesn't work, you can also play here :


A game by Khamelot

Inspired by Pippin Barr game ideas
"You spend all your time on pause because you're too scared to play"

Originally developed during a 3-day Game Jam

Thanks to

Manon Molinier
Victor Goya



For making this game possible

Also thanks to my love, family and friends for their support

And thank you for playing !

Published 11 days ago
Tags2D, Horror, Pixel Art, short-game, Spooky, under-the-bed

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This was a really nice game! I feel like you could make a whole big game out of this. It's a really nice concept! Very fun to play!

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Thanks ! I'm planning to make more games, and I could probably use this kind of mechanics again, in a bigger project. I'll let you know !

make a downloadable version plase

This game is somemthing else! I really enjoyed this game alot it scared me a couple of times loll

I can't get past the first thing, I'm a little stuck

Pretty awesome and solid for a browser-game :P

Thanks haha !

Amazing game! Loved the dark pixel art as well as the innovative mechanics. Beautiful idea!

Had me on the edge of my chair throughout the whole gameplay, thanks for the great experience and keep on doing this kind of games!


Thanks ! I will.

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That's really nice ! I love that simple idea of using the pause to see things.

Next week we will organise a workshop for beginners about video game making  (20 students).  I'd love to use your game as an example. We will try to build 2 scenes. Do you think that I can use your assets ?

If so, we should find an approppriate way to credit you. For example I  can send you a picture of the students trying to redo and transform your game and we can post a link to your page whenever to write about our workshop.

It would be an honor ! Can we discuss that in private ? Mail me at contact@khamelot.fr :)

Thanks ! Watch your emails.

I loved this game! I wish it was longer but I think it was perfect as is!

Loved it the monsters looked great and the puzzles were fun definitely something we all went through

Thanks for making such an awesome game!  It's very high on my list for indie horror on my channel!

The game is just perfect. With the story that everyone can related to. The mechanic of the game that's new and works really well. Its length is perfectly not too short or too long. It has the curve of excitement about right. And most of all when combining all of that ,it will leave you with a good experience just like reading (or participating in )a good short horror story.  I don't know if this will work if it got expanded into a longer game but for now this is really great and I'll be looking forward to see more games from you.  Thank you for sharing this experience with us.

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This is so touching ! I can't thank you enough for this feedback. I'm really glad you enjoyed it, and yes, I will make more games. I hope you will like them too  :) !