A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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In 1910, famed Illusionist Harry Houdini took a vacation in Egypt.

In 1924, horror writer H.P. Lovecraft ghostwrote an account of Houdini's visit. In the story, Houdini is kidnapped, trapped beneath a pyramid, and witness to inhuman horrors.

The truth of the matter is stranger than fiction:

Houdini's true purpose in Egypt at the time was to rob the Pyramids of their riches and relieve the tombs of their numerous gold bars.


[WASD] - move

[SPACE] - jump and enter doors

[ESC] - pause

[F2] - toggle fullscreen

Controllers are supported as well.

Known Bugs

  • Runs poorly on older devices, including laptops with integrated graphics. The game may not be beatable if you find Houdini unable to jump 3-4 blocks high.
  • Runs best at 60 Hz. If you have a 120 Hz monitor, try limiting to 60 Hz if you are able.

I'm sorry about the bugs. It's a jam game and I ran into some issues that were really difficult to troubleshoot without access to the types of hardware that were causing the issues.


This game was made for Awful Winter Jams 2018, with the theme of "Weird History." Check out the other games in this jam on their website: http://www.awfuljams.com/winter-2018 

StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rated 4.0 out of 5 stars
AuthorNeil Makes Games
Made withAseprite, LÖVE


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

neilmakesgames-houdini-windows.zip 7 MB
Version 10
neilmakesgames-houdini-mac.zip 8 MB
Version 5
neilmakesgames-houdini-linux.zip 4 MB
Version 9