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What is this about?

You have somehow managed to clip into the Backrooms, an endless labyrinth of empty and similar looking rooms designed to lure you deeper into this mysterious space.

Some advice:

This game is best played with headphones and in a dark room (you know, the usual horror game environment).

There is no saving in this game! If you decide to end the game midway you'll have to start over. It only takes about 15-20 minutes to complete it though.


WASD to walk around.
Move the mouse to look around.
Left Mouse Button to interact.

What I want you to know:

This game was created for the Haunted PS1 Summer-Spooks Gamejam in a matter of 30 days. There are a lot of other awesome entries, so please go check them out here: https://itch.io/jam/the-haunted-ps1-summer-spooks/entries

This game is inspired by a weird internet story by the name of "The Backrooms". There is a whole wiki containing lots of information about this story and it's also where I got some of my inspiration from.

I want to thank Greg Elperin and Jeff Kekenj (@AskeGuitar92)  for helping me find ideas for this project and writing the story.


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LostInTheBackroomsV1.0.1.zip 44 MB


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F*cking creepy! The scariest game i´ve tried this year...


oooh fuck, so scarry, rlly nice game!! i like so mutch


Ending was kinda disappointing, but I still liked the game

I would like an update for more fps also an optimization, the fps are low and it is not playable for me


I knew that ending was coming so I just stared at the "danger" (No spoilers here) and stood there for about five minutes until I just gave up and turned around.


I LOVED the way this game built up and built up and built up until you felt like you were about to burst with nail biting anxiety.


A good game with a great, dreadful atmosphere that certainly keeps the player compelled, yet be wary about each step they make. Excellent sound design! 


I love how the map is disorienting and completely random. I beat the game going up instead of down. Meh jumpscare but nothing's perfect.

The perfect game IMO would combine your room generation with Pie On a Plate's version's gameplay elements. Just my two cents.


great game


This game is awesome

this game is really good rad okay its sick as frick and my only question is was the tape dude the bad dude the whole time???? in this essay i will



Of all the backrooms games I've played, I have to say this is my favourite. I love the idea of following in the footsteps of another lost soul in there, hearing him slowly lose all hope. And that last room... Won't spoil it for others.

If anyone is still deciding whether or not to download the game, you should do it. 

The tan staircase room with six doorways is broken, the staircase's collision is fucked

I played three backrooms related games, this one was by far my favorite. The atmosphere of it is nice, and it has an interesting story.

This is a great game! I love the scary atmosphere that you have created. It really fits The Backrooms! Sadly, I didn't get to the ending of the game because I somehow no-clipped through The Backrooms itself haha.

wow very spook

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I played few backrooms games before. but this one is most unique and I can see the effort you have put into this game. I love it. I hope we can expect more from you :)

btw here is my video

btw this game sucks


Where are all the beings at?


So, This one was predictable but still scared me pretty good ha. Good work!


I don't say this about many indie horror games...

But I absolutely loved this.

The atmosphere is incredible, the visuals and sound are fantastic, I was on complete edge all the way through.

Played it alongside some other Jam games! (Your game starts at 51:51)


reminds me of bendy and the ink machine almost

Before I played this game all the way, I just wanted to comeback to know if there were any jump-scares. Yeah, I'm a big chicken.But so far it's very chilling to the bone even though nothing happened.  


There is one ;)

This game looks awesome and one of a kind, though I wish it was easier to turn. The left and right keys should turn you each ways on a horizontal plain. xzx

you also need a volume control.

My PC is garbage right now but playing this game is the best experience I've had so far thanks for making it as I am enjoying it.


Nice game mhann .Like the feel of horror at the end

Very atmospheric! Kind of wish there were more things to interact with though.

Thanks! I would've like more things to do as well but I wasted a lot of time during the gamejam on things that weren't included because they didn't work out. So yes, unfortunately gameplay-wise there isn't too much going on.


Awesome game! I love everything about it, the sounds and graphics kept things really creepy and made me tense the whole time.

I did run into a bug and ended up outside the map which I thought was intentional at first :)

I went back into it and found the ending though.

A great idea with a great atmosphere. Sounds and music were also great and also added to the atmosphere. Superb... :)


Oh, the ever-creeping terror! This whole game is one long, claustrophobic, cloying nightmare! In the best possible way, of course.

I'm still not fully versed in the world of the backrooms, but this game really sets the bar for describing what it would be like to be lost in the place. 

You find yourself wandering down endless corridors with pathways opening and closing randomly, screams of panic and despair echoing down the halls from seemingly nowhere... our only company is the tapes from another soul lost in this place. Will we find him? Is there a way out of here? Or is this our life now?

I highly recommend you get this downloaded and experience the goosebump-inducing paranoia yourselves! As for you, Jam, keep up the awesome work =)

First off, let me just say: WOW!
Played this as part of a 3 free indie horrors and thought all hope was lost for a good backrooms game, you have proven me wrong! If you're looking for honest in-depth feedback and an honest review, i give just that in my video. I think you'll wanna hear what i have to say!

Best backrooms game I've played so far!

dude please make more games, you are are amazing

This is how to make a maze game scary!

Oh my fucking christ... I. This game is absolutely amazing. I honestly cannot explain how amazing everything felt. The constant dread, disorientation, and the ending absolutely killed me. I feel like at the point where the tape said "...don't think..." or whatever, I would've liked to hear some people fighting or off-distant screaming, similar to how there were thuds and other ambient noises.

Either way, absolutely STELLAR game.

I really enjoyed this game. The atmosphere had me on edge the whole time. I feel like the experience could be enhanced with some kind of creature following you through the backrooms though. 

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This has to be the best backrooms game I have experienced. Very well made and creepy. 

This was an amazing experience! I love the graphics of this game and I can really appreciate the story it tells! Please add an endless mode with a creature that follows you. This game felt randomly generated which is amazing, it most likely was. And I am most definetly recommending this to others. The sounds were great as well, the crying and such. Please keep all of these elements if you consider on making a endless mode; it would be great! Again thanks for the amazing fun; definetly replayable!


Thank you so much for the kind words!

I might consider an endless mode at some point; originally I was going for one but it turned out to be too complex for the Gamejam.

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