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Start your new life as the Hearthkeeper. Tend to the Hearth: an ancient and mysterious building whose light is sole salvation when darkness falls.
Grow crops, craft items, gather wood and forage in the wilderness.
Meet the town folk. Barter for goods and above all else survive the night!


Developed in 10 Day days during SCREAM JAM 2021



  • Move with w,a,s,d or arrow keys
  • Interact with Spacebar
  • open inventory with 'i' or 'e'
  • click to select inventory items or items to craft
  • Pause game with Esc

How to play

  • Select the correct tools for the job at hand (hoe to till and harvest, axe to chop wood or pick stone,  ect...)
  • Plant seeds, water plants daily and harvest when fully grown.
  • Chop tress and pick rock to collect wood and stone. 
  • Forage in the wilderness for random items.
  • Use resources to craft replacement tools or trade crops for item with the merchant.
  • Stay in the light at night or else.

Hearth is a complete short game.  It also serves as a proof of concept for this game idea.

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Game Developed by - Devil's Cider Games - http://devilscider.com/
Music by - Screengazer - www.instagram.com/screen.gazer/

Updated 25 days ago
Release date 41 days ago
AuthorDevil's Cider Games
Made withUnity
Tags2D, Atmospheric, Farming, Horror, Pixel Art, scream-jam-2021
Average sessionAbout a half-hour


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

Hearth_Jam_Build_1.0.zip 76 MB

Development log

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