A downloadable game for Windows and macOS

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The Well is a compact (avg. play time 20 mins) one-button horror game based off of a poem by HP Lovecraft. It is entry #1 in a series of small games called Yames’ Secret Games. These games will be regularly released first and foremost for my Patrons ( they will get them first, for free)

CONTENT WARNING:  Death (both human and animal) and body horror are in this game.

If you'd like early access to future Yames' Secret Games (new patrons do not get immediate access to the most recent game but they do get it when it later becomes a part of the back catalogue) please consider signing up for my Patreon. 

Updated 7 days ago
Published 9 days ago
PlatformsWindows, macOS
TagsHorror, Lovecraftian Horror, one-button, Pixel Art


Buy Now$1.99 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $1.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:

YAMES' SECRET GAMES #1 v1.3.0 - THE WELL.zip 30 MB
ARM-64-YAMES' SECRET GAMES #1 v1.3.0 - THE WELL.zip 39 MB
x86-64-YAMES' SECRET GAMES #1 v1.3.0 - THE WELL.zip 44 MB


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Thanks for compiling an arm-64 bit version for mac!

dollars Im afraid I only have gold pressed latinum  game looks really good


I really love the world you created and it’s great to hear that you have so many stories planned (I subscribed to your Patreon, I don’t want to miss any updates). This was so fantastic, your story-telling - as usual - was so well paced, unnerving and hinted at so many things. Your games are always so much bigger because your world building is phenomenal.   


thanks so much for playing! and I'm so glad you like what i'm doing and your comment about the worldbuilding is one of the nicest/encouraging things I can hear ! :D


what is the title of the poem it was inspired by?

its sonnet XI right here https://hplovecraft.com/writings/texts/poetry/p289.aspx


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I watched ManlyBadassHero's playthrough of your game. It's a well-written nod to Lovecraft, that's for sure! I enjoyed the visual aesthetic, too.


yay more yames \o/


ah sweet new yames game

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good game, rather liked it. surprised how well you wrote a Scottish accent (atleast i think it's scottish) though it was a bit too slow in the first half it was perfect in the seconded half. also the H and M look the same. not sure if that was intentional or not but it took me out of the moment at times

Oh yeah the font at that size is a little bit hard to read with some of the characters, you can actually hit F5 to change the font into something a bit more legible. thanks for playing!

Is there a way to make the game fullscreen



yep F4! will upscale the window first and then switch it to fullscreen. then F4 if you want to go back to 480x270


You were my introduction to body horror so I'm back again. I can't say I've read deep into HP Lovecraft stuff but this was interesting so I think I'll dedicate sometime to get into his works. 

The way your style portrays bodies coming apart, together, or morphing into something else really creeps me out and I don't think I'll ever reach the fluency required to articulate the sensation of my spine crawling when I'm put into those weird situations your games present but it's there and I love/hate it.

I hope to see some longer stuff eventually but I do love these shorter games too.

Thanks for making games!

Hey! Thanks so much for playing, also I really appreciate your kind words. and I do have some longer stuff coming down the pipe it'll be ready eventually haha