The game is just awesome.....i loved it. i really appriciate work on this game also great point is its free. thanks again
The Doll Shop
A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux
Day after day, in this desolate
village, I take care of my
dolls. They are my family. The people here wouldn't understand. But you're not like
If I tell you my secret… you won't be afraid.
Half romance, half horror, The Doll Shop will let you choose your fate.
But maybe you're already doomed...
Doll Shop is a free adventure game written and designed by Atelier Sentô, based on memories of their life in the Japanese countryside.
The graphics were hand-painted with watercolors by students, in 3 days (January 10, 12 and 13, 2018), during a workshop at ECV art school in Bordeaux, France.
Learn more about the making of the game: ateliersento.com/dollshop
|Platforms||Windows, macOS, Linux|
|Release date||Oct 28, 2018|
|Tags||Atmospheric, Hand-drawn, Horror, Multiple Endings, Point & Click, Romance, Story Rich, Surreal, watercolor|
|Average session||About an hour|
|Languages||English, French, Japanese|
|Mentions||itch.io Recommends: beautiful, horrific...|
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wow. the art is beautiful and i really am introgued by the concept. I only downloaded it nw and I really ca;t wait until I have more to say. Beautiful game. Hats off to you for all the work that goes into this. It's a labour of love and I love such games.
Really liked the game! Beautiful and haunting! <3
So mysterious and elegant!
Really creapy, end! I like that you can get more endings. Here is part 2, hope you like it :)
A really nice game! I really like that you get to interact more, because in the other games that you made there wasn't that many things you could interact with, so this is really amazing! The game is absolutely beautiful and it reminds you that it is hand draw which is even more impressive. Keep up the good work! I made a video hope you like it! And this is part 1 I will post part 2 as well!
It was utterly wonderful. One of the best horror games I've played in the last few years. I love the art as well, indeed. Thank you for beautifully but melancholically presenting the culture I grew up with. I played this game in Japanese for my viewers. Again, thank you so much.
The stunning aesthetic, the impeccable sound design, and the intriguing storytelling work well together to create a memorable, charming yet chilly game. Also really appreciated the "shortcuts" to the different endings. :)
The art in this game is amazing and I always enjoy gameplay elements in VNs. Well done! Didn't get all the way through in the stream, but we will definitely finish it on our own at some point!
Everyone, the final episode of my let's play. This was a great game. I really loved the fact that it has multiple endings. 🤗
I loved the art in this game. So freaking gorgeous. The atmosphere was also awesome. Anyway, here's the first 3 parts (the final episode comes out tomorrow) to my playthrough....
super beautiful and so well put together!
I've recently started streaming on Twitch & have been looking for good, short indie games to play on my channel during the week. The Doll Shop was perfect for a few reasons: a full playthrough took less than 2 hours, the art style & music are amazing, & the story & characters are intriguing. This game was seriously unsettling & I loved every minute of it! I will absolutely be on the lookout for more games like The Doll Shop, especially games by Atelier Sentô.
Here is link to my Twitch playthrough: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/470510763
man it gave me the spooks :o
Lovely! Beautiful and interesting
Just finished the game, it was so beautiful and interesting.
you are a genius
stunning visuals, beautiful soundtrack and interesting storyline~! perfect amount of pretty, sweet, and disturbing ♡
breathtaking visuals and sound, captivating story. disturbing of course, but beautifully done.
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkLh8yTxGV0FCgadlpcjTUANidFH74EtL I did a LP on your game The Doll Shop and wow, I really enjoyed it a lot! It was very interesting, and the visuals looked incredible and I love how there was multiple different endings although I think I got the bad ending haha, thanks for creating such a wonderful game! :)
It was very fun to make this game and work on the multiple endings. So we're glad you liked it!
Amazing game. Such a chilling story and lovely art. I finished all three endings, I don't think there's really a "good ending" per se, they're all pretty dark and sad in their own ways. I'm looking forward to checking out your other projects!
It was interesting to work of the different endings: making each one reveal a different part of the story without having one being the "good" one.
Thank you for an amazing game, it was a lot more in depth than I was expecting. I loved the art style, it's an extremley pretty game. I hope to see more from you, this video is my first playthrough and I did go back for more, which is on the channel if, anyone wants to see that too.
I just finished streaming this game; I really enjoyed it a lot! The story was great; intriguing and creepy....just how I like it. xD And the artwork was fantastic; well done!!
8/10. Great game! Superb arts! Nice story! It would be better if you add "mission" tab or something like that because I always forget where should I go next after a day or two not playing this game.
A "mission" log would have been a helpful option indeed.
We'll keep that in mind for our coming games.
This was an amazing game, thank you for this experience <3 I'm definitely going to try the other games you guys made. Brilliant story telling and dialogue <3
Is there some special technique for the sandpaper exercise? y actions don't seem to produce any change.
You have to place the sandpaper over the cracks on the doll's face.
If the position is correct, the sandpaper will be slightly highlighted.
Left and the crack will be erased.
Repeat the operation until there's no crack left.
I hope it helps!
I love the artstyle, I love the atmosphere, but it took up too much time to move from one place to another. And I don't know how to feel about the story, I got the B ending and watched the rest on Youtube and I think my ending is the best of it all. Though I still don't know why he did what he did. I have my theories but it's still confusing. Overall, I enjoyed playing it so far, thank you. ^^-
Thanks for the feedback!
We wanted the game to be mysterious but here's a link to a page that analyses all its themes:
It's an interesting read if you want to learn more about The Doll Shop.
This game is amazing. Loved the artstyle and the music. I've divided the game into two videos, yesterday played the first half. For now, sharing the first part. Second one being with all endings will be posted latrer today :D
As promissed, part 2 of the full playthrough with all endings.
Thank you for the video!
We're glad you liked our game!
this was so eerie and visually beautiful. you guys did an amazing job!
Really great. The graphics and the atmosphere are awesome and the story, wow!
Such a beautiful game, I loved it! Here is my gameplay 💖
One of the most beautiful and atmospheric games I've ever played. It truly captivated me, the storytelling was brilliant and chilling, and the fact that the art was hand-painted and the whole game done in just a few days is really impressive. Kudos to the team <3
Such a beautiful and emotional game (just like your other games). We enjoyed it very much.
Here is our playthrough:
I aboslutely LOVE this game! Played it all the way through. The story is just fanTASTIC, the art is BEAUTIFUL, the music is PERFECT! Loved every little detail about the game.
Although the ending was kind of predictable, my FAVORITE stories are the ones where you're the bad guy of the story. But once again, beautiful art, beautifully pieced together, beautiful music. Everything just AH! MUAH! MUCH LOVE!
Thank you SO MUCH! It's so motivating!!!
Yes, there's something special about the stories where the main character is the bad guy.
It was totally new for us to write something like that and we enjoyed it a LOT!
An amazing game with a really soothing soundtrack and stunning visuals. I just cannot believe that the whole game was completed in just a few days, you guys totally nailed it! Keep up the great work , can't wait to play more of these :D
This is the first part of the video that i made: