A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

A visual novel adaptation of the classic horror short story by H.P. Lovecraft. The story is in its original text, with no edits.

A man becomes stranded on a strange land and makes a disturbing discovery of an ancient evil.

An updated version of this program with more content can be found here: https://tj-stoker.itch.io/horror-tales

The original short story is in public domain in the United States and in many other places across the world. Please make sure that it is in public domain in your country before downloading.

You can read the original story here: https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Dagon

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rated 4.0 out of 5 stars
AuthorT. J. Stoker
GenreVisual Novel
Made withGIMP, Ren'Py
TagsHorror, Lovecraftian Horror, Pixel Art, Ren'Py, Story Rich, weird
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
AccessibilitySubtitles, One button


Dagon (Windows, Linux version) 27 MB
Dagon (Mac version) 11 MB


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I love this story, it was the first tale i read by Lovecraft. Great adaptation, loved the artwork. I did a video of it, i hope you don't mind!

Thank you, I don't mind one bit, in fact, I am honoured. That was a great reading of Lovecraft, I know that author's work is very difficult to read out loud without messing up too many times. The audio you added worked perfectly as well.

Dagon was also the first Lovecraft story I've read.


The honour was mine, thanks for watching the video. I added the audio purely to try to hide the sound of my video cards' fans, it often sounds like an airplane taking off in the background which is hidden by game noise but becomes very apparent when there is none., I'm glad you felt it complemented your game. Thanks again, I may try reading another Lovecraft story and record that, and will definately take a peek at your other games, see if I can make another video.