Goodnight Meowmie v2.07
by DDRKirby(ISQ) and Kat Jia
Released under the Cocoa Moss
 label


This game may contain heavy emotional content, especially for pet owners. Please proceed with care.


Note: This game requires the WebGL 2.0 graphics API, which is currently unsupported by Safari and Internet Explorer.
Please use Chrome or Firefox!
Please be patient as the game loads! You may have to click to give it focus.

Soundtrack download

Goodnight Meowmie was made in 72 hours for round 41 of Ludum Dare. The theme was "Combine 2 Incompatible Genres", so we made a narrative game combining elements from both the virtual pet and horror genres.

Content Warnings >>

  • Jumpscares (usually a couple per average playthrough)
  • Death (not depicted visually in game)
  • Chase sequences

Awards (out of 2018 jam entries):

  • #4 in Audio
  • #2 in Mood

Promotional images:
Title Screen
Title Screen (textless)
"Meowmie and I" photo

Special thanks to Gudrun Palomino (@gudrunpalominot) for Spanish translation.
Special thanks to Die Jones for Chinese translation.

Post-mortem writeup

Ludum Dare submission page

Original compo version submitted to Ludum Dare

Changelog >>

v2.07 (Post-jam)
- Added Chinese translation
v2.06
- Added Spanish translation, courtesy of Gudrun Palomino! (@gudrunpalominot)
v2.05
- Fix some buggy behavior with the window if you go to it too early
- Slightly decrease movement speed in that scene
- Allow re-entering through doors without going away from the door
  (people were getting confused)
- But add a 1-second timer where you can't immediately re-enter a door to avoid accidents
v2.04
- Update to Unity 2019 and WebAssembly, update sitelock code
v2.03
- Fixed a rare bug that could cause player to face the wrong direction in the ending
v2.02
- Rework audio panning to be less aggressive
- No longer need to check the door again after respawning during the day 2 event
- Tweak threshold for re-entering bed to be less awkward
- Fix overlapping issue with Meowmie and girl sprites
- Add a shadow to Meowmie
- Fix a minor graphical issue affecting some lighting and certain sprites
- Fix unintended noise filtering in first outdoor scene
- Fix muted footsteps at the final scene
- Allow exiting door immediately after dropping Meowmie
v2.01
- New monster graphic (replaces old one which didn't really tie into the narrative)
- Add blood images
- Tweak positioning of Meowmie when being put down from being held
- Slight dialogue tweak for photo frame
- Make girl face right instead of down at beginning of ending sequence
v2.00
- Redo ending sequence entirely
- Add new outdoor area
- Add small shadow under girl in bright scenes so her legs don't blend in with the background as much
- Add a new event before the last day
- Add some additional interactable items in the bedroom
- Fix an issue preventing portraits from showing up in the credits
- Adjust layering of tilesets so girl and Meowmie don't show above the walls
- Clear Meowmie heart particles when hiding dialogue box
- Cleanup UI initialization so there isn't as much lag when opening the very first UI menu
- Change Cocoa Moss intro background color to gray
- Slightly adjust Meowmie layering compared to girl to avoid weird sorting order
- Adjust Meowmie's interaction box sizing to make it easier to interact when not perfectly lined up
- Minor timing adjustments
- Minor dialog adjustments
- Update credits sequence and photo
v1.05b
- Fixed a bug introduced in v1.04 that prevented Meowmie from being highlighted properly
v1.05
- Update eating sounds to be more crispy
- Tweak credits timing, and add new photo at the end of the credits
- New credits song
v1.04
- Change "pet" to "hold"
- Add new actual "play" action + animation for girl and Meowmie
- Add new feeding animations, dialogue, and sound effects
- Add some particle effects for Meowmie's reactions
- Add new photo on the bedroom wall
- Reworked the final part of the event on day 5
- New "Goodnight, Meowmie" dialogue for girl
- Slightly tweak ending sequence dialogue
- Meowmie now sits up instead of freezing in place when opening the menu
- Meowmie now actually goes to sleep at night
- Fix a dialogue progression bug in day 2 if you respawn after getting food
- Update collision for the litterbox so Meowmie can't hide in the corner
- Adjust Meowmie's starting position for each day
- Make girl face downward properly at the start of the ending sequence
- Fix a layering/missing collision issue with the medicine pot in the ending
- Initialize audio early, to prevent WebGL audio glitch issue at the menu screen
- Slightly tweak music, especially the stretched versions
- Fix a tiny visual glitch in one of the menus
- Minor tweaks on timing and fades
v1.03
- Add some additional dialogue for the door in the first room if you keep trying to exit
- Tweak doorway transitions to place you further up, so you can't immediately re-enter the door by holding up
- Adjust chase sequence speeds
- Very minor lighting adjustment in one of the later rooms (and add collision to an item in that room)
- Add sfx for feeding Meowmie
- Add a very short fade-in for the menu music, to prevent audio clicking (Unity WebGL audio bug)
v1.02
- Slightly tweak position of a certain event on day 2
- Girl no longer starts with lamp on in bed on day 5
v1.01b (Jam)
- Remove WebGL 1.0 API support entirely -- the game now won't load unless you have a compatible browser (currently, Chrome or Firefox)
v1.01
- Fixed an ambient lighting issue that caused the unlit areas of the game to be visible (when they shouldn't have been)
- Fixed (?) a rare animation glitch with Meowmie
v1.00
- First release

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waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

aaaaaaaaaaaaeaeeaeaeaeaeaeaeaeeaea sad

very made my ccry 

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO I DONT WANNA LOSE MY CAT AGAIN I LOST MY REAL ONE IRL AND IM CRYING TO TTHIS NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MEOWMIE IS SO CUTE AND FLUFFFY IM SORRY I DIDNT KEEP YOU SAFE

Literally brought me to tears! <33

I had a cat that I lost too soon, and the feelings the girl was telling at the end. Seeing the cat dead/die and just wishing that it was all just a nightmare really hits and can relate so much!!

A truly emotional, heartbreaking, but awesome game <333

Thank you so much for creating this masterpiece of a comforting game! <33

wow, used to be too scared to play this now i'm moving on to visage and outlast

This gonna be sadddddddddddddddddddd

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GODS this hurt me. I'm curious about the lore in this. Why are there skulls, and what causes the red pawprints?

i was thinking that the skull were to show the dead cat and maybe the red paws are the persons guilt ? but thats just my idea :DD

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Heartbreaking game. I love you Meowmie!

Thank you for making it in spanish. I appreciate the gesture. 

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This stupid game ripped my heart out and stomped on it......

9/10, minus a point 'cause the cat died but overall a well made game.

its so sad i thought the kitty was gonna live T^T

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That was beautiful! I loved the symbolism and that twist [ for me at least ]... Good work!

This was a rollercoaster of emotions, much like I feel this loss must have felt. It was beautiful. Thanks for sharing this.

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pov: you didn't play the game yet and you saw all the comments of people saying their crying so you play it and you start crying as well lmao

the way ur making me cry rn dude im in class silently sobbing  D:

NOO WHY DID YOU HAVE TO CRUSH MY HEART AND FEELINGS LIKE THAT D

why WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY  MEOWMIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

DDDDDDDD:

OH MY GOD THAT WAS THE CUTEST THINGGGGGGGGG SO SADDDDD

man, this is so sad and at the same time scary especially that evil cat footstep... 

 

прохождение с русскими субтитрами (??)

Scared me incredibly! Had to play it with a friend; in the end I was struggling not to cry lmfao

this nearly made me cry at the end.  i got too attached to meownime. 

Me too. I love Meowmie.

love the designs within the game and the choice of audio, I love how the game has good pacing for my taste and I love the concept. The medicine part is a bit hard for me to get through but other than that its amazing

I can't get past the first bit where you grab the key. The ghost cat kills me. which is so sad cuz I adore Meowmie

the end made me cry

Adorable art.. didn't at all expect the horror elements. I died a LOT in this game. xP But I still liked it.

you're going to have to talk to my therapist for this; nonetheless, the game is phenomenal, i gOT ATTACHED TO THE MEOWMIE SO MUCH I BAWLED- thanks game dev this game is now my 13th reason :')))

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Random stuff

este juego es increíble, me hizo sentir tantas cosas que mientras leía los diálogos del final, no  pude evitar llorar, en tan poco tiempo me hiciste tener un gran cariño a unos cuantos dibujos. Realmente tocaste mi corazón con este juego, gracias por crear esta obra de arte <3   :')

I felt a lot of feelings playing this. Fear,  love,  sadness. It hurts to lose the ones you love. And Goodnight Meowmie sums it up perfectly. Thank you.


i also had a suggestion to make a sequel type game to this. Similar,  but with a dog. You could call it goodnight doggie. But that's just an idea... <3

This Game make me Cry  T_T

just finished my second play through and i had completley forgotten the twist. you shattered my heart twice.

no its to sad

This was so amazing! At the end I was balling!!! it was such a beautiful game <3

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is there any way for me to get a copy of meowmie's cute smiling happy face sprite? i'd like to make it my profile picture here in itch.io it's just so adorable! i love the game very much  < 3

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Here it is:

OMG thank you very much!!  T---T

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MY HEART

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WHY?! i cried so hard :(

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MY HEART, really good game that deals with real issues, really really good game, cant believe meowmie is gone, she will always be remembered
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ow....that hurts, im crying so much omg

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this is so sad

my heart droped at the end ;-;

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