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This is a horror game and may not be suitable for all audiences. Content warnings below.

"Ryo, we've discussed this before, haven't we? You don't have a mom. I made you from straw, magic, and a lock of my hair."


Crowscare is a short horror game, RPG game, and a love letter to the autumn season.

The game follows a young boy named Ryo, excited for the upcoming Harvest Festival in his hometown. Wouldn't you know? This is going to be his first one! He was never able to go to one before, as it always started past his curfew...but soon he'll see why he was never allowed out at night.

The game takes about 1-1 ½ hours to complete. There are two bad endings, and one good/true ending. 


Content warnings:

  • Blood & Gore
  • Implied Child Abuse
  • Extreme Violence Towards Child Characters
  • Implied Potential Child Death


MAC USERS: This game may not work on all Macs. 

If it does work on your Mac--When opening the game, do NOT click on the "Game" application. Instead, follow these steps:

  • Go into the folder "Crowscare".
  • Go into the folder "Game.app"
  • Go into the folder "Contents"
  • Go into the folder "MacOS"
  • Open the file labeled "nwjs"

Opening the game this way will allow you to safely use the menu and cancel commands. Opening the game from the application labeled "Game" will make it so that you cannot exit out of a menu that's been opened. 


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

Crowscare-WINDOWS.zip 158 MB
Crowscare-MAC.zip 292 MB
Crowscare-LINUX.zip 200 MB
Crowscare-SPANISH-Windows.zip 158 MB
Crowscare-POLISH-Windows.zip 159 MB

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Love to play this game. Suggest me some italian boys name from this website Babies name

Welp got a bad ending 2 but i really enjoyed playing it , the game has such a nice halloween atmosphere and the characters are so well made , good job with the game :)


I just found this game and I am so happy I did! it is adorable and actually made me tear up! One of my top favorite games now XD I recorded a 3 part let's play of my first experience 

hey, could you do a translation to brazilian portuguese

i really like this dev they made really good games

i love the story


Dont mind me just breaking down the door of the comments to ask you to do like a sequel or an update. I want more endings, or something else. this is my favorite game. I love it but its short I'd like a longer ending. Or more. I love this game but it went by too fast

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yeah. and i beat bad ending #2 in 3:30. 3 MINUTES 30 SECONDS. no glitches. ALL LEGIT

I love this game very much!!!Very creative!
Ryo is so cute!(*´∀`)~♥


this is 100% my absolute favorite game, or at least my second favorite. can't wait for more games <3

ive done everything except open the red door, can someone help how am i supposed to open it ive opened literally everything else! i love ur games so much and its really nice to finally be able to play them again now that schools over!


Man this game is so comfy. Still haven't finished it yet (Im at the part where u are visiting the witch for the first time) but I can tell alot of the dev's soul was put into this game. I'd say you got yourself a new fan acadekitten


I've seen things of Ryo's Dad being called Rune but some people say it's a fannon name so I'm confused.

The game was amazing and I love Ryo, Ingram, and Ryo's dad!


Rune is 100% his name! I'm happy you enjoy the game! <3


You're welcome! Also thx for clearing up the name confusion! (Im extremely exited to see him in Blackout hospital)



idk how to install it on linux


i played thru all the endings n when i got true n the harvest bad one, i knew how to get the other bad one and honestly :'[ thats the worst n saddest ending ive seen, it was wholesome in a way, too. i reallyreally really love all of ur games, i constantly talk abt them whenever i remember them again :D but yeah def recommend


the starting title or wdym? i decrypted all of the imgs so if this isnt it, then just tell me :D

the daytime bgm 

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Really cool game,multiple endings (that hard to do all) first time playing i have 1 hour to make 1 ending lol. 9/10

ur games are now my newest addiction


Lovely game with great artwork and it is so nice that there is a horror rpg maker/visual novel game which truly feels like it has a happy ending. The endings were easy to get as long as you paid attention, and it was adorable seeing the relationship between Ryo and his family.

I am curious what is with the other scarecrow on the farm, at first it felt like there was something darker going on with it, though not sure if in the end it was just an ordinary scarecrow.

Really lovely game and is worth the play to see all of the endings.

This game was so much fun! The story and gameplay were really enjoyable, and the characters were amazing! I love all of the characters in the games by arcadekitten, so being able to see Embry and Necrotary again was such a treat, and it was also really nice to get to know Ryo and to meet Ingram. I really hope that they will be in more games. They have definitely become one of my favourite characters, along with Crowven, Ovidius and Theo of course!


I love this game! I recommend you play it😊👍

But like for the people who are putting the ingredients for the potion, this is the order: Thistle, Browncap, Hemilock Root, Brimstone, Cobweb, Waterlily

Note: I got curious so I looked up the meaning of every character's name and I found them interesting so I decided to share them.

Ingram: Raven of Peace; Raven (you can't tell me this one was an accident) (source: https://www.thebump.com/b/ingram-baby-name)

Rune: Secret (hiding something?)  (source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rune_(given_name)#:~:text=Rune%20is%20a%20masculin... )

Ryo: Exceed, Survive, Excel (source: https://babynames.com/name/ryo#:~:text=The%20name%20Ryo%20is%20primarily,means%2... )

Venna: Butterfly (source: https://www.thebump.com/b/venna-baby-name )

i love the game but now im crying since it was so good ;C

so i just completed 2 ending but how to get the true endings

cool game :D 10/10

I would like to see Hayley return in a sequel, and in fact, all future games. Not just by you, all games published by anyone.

Also I only just got the pun.

This was an awesome game, 8.4/10

I love your games

I loved this game! (/▽\*)。o○♡
The characters are interesting and Ryo is adorable ;-;
The story is very good, I really like the art as well! Excellent work!

Would you be interested in a brazilian portuguese translation?

That sounds lovely! Where can I contact you?


Yay! It's Twitter okay? @Olanriel

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I have some slight problems, I'm on my mac and once it kicked me out of the game and when I went to load it again the game just went black. I'm pretty sure it's just my computer acting up because it did the same with "it isn't me, it's my basement". Edit: It's all good now.

I just love this game. It´s a cute style with a deep story. I love playing it and looking forward about the other endings.

i think dont trust venna  or trust her if u dare!!!!

This was so cute!!! I really like your designs they are so charming. The game kept the suspense going the whole time, The second bad end was my favorite >.<

What an amazing game! I loved being able to interact with characters from your other games too. Really solid story with a satisfying good ending.

I try to tell my gaming friends that 2d rpg games have the best storymode games hands down. I was able to get 2 bad endings. I gotta figure out how to get a good ending. Other then that thank you for making a very great game. The devs really took their time making this game. I enjoy the characters in this story. I cant wait to play your next game.

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I played this game with friend, and have a lot od thoughts. First of all, this game is gorgeous, with good plot and cute artstyle, but despite that I felt a little bit strange. Those horror atmosphere was stucking with us from the first night and never left. We were that close to the true ending at first try, but I didn't thought about (SPOILER) checking a bookshelv with the last book, I didn't notice it at all! Haha. But after I did it, the true ending was heartwarming. Those characters totally stealed our hearts, same as in your other games. I hope that future productions will be as amazing as Cemetery Mary, It's not me it's my basement and now Crowscare! We will be waiting!

very cute! althought i couldnt figure out the true ending, i tried my best though! but very cute!
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y'know the chicken and crow that are in the town, they're sorta dancing[?]

They're in every game i have seen.

and thats how ya know the game is made  by arcade kiten!

A lil' buddy and his friend!

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I fell in love with the game when i watched a playthrough of it, and wanted to play it myself.

i was watching the playthrough with my brother, and he was hooked onto the fact that The dad was female due to his long hair XD

i have one problem tho

why does the dowload have to be so confusing T^T

im not complaining btw

it's just something i have trouble with understanding XD

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