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An eerie house to be the stage.

To a tortured soul it's but a cage.

To you, lone visitor, it feels forlorn.

but soon there'll be nothing left to morn.

.̷.̶.̵w̸h̸e̴r̷e̷ ̶a̸m̶ ̶I̴.̷.̶.̶

"Welcome to ClayTown Friend 

Not many people come to ClayTown, it's quite nice to see you here.

Tell me, what brings you here pal?

Oh, don't bother answering. I can guess why; there's not many reasons to visit ClayTown.

and Something tells me you're fond of spooks friend, so I think I know where you'll go.


Why, up to that nasty house of course. Local legend that house is, and plenty terrifying.

Watch the road though, it's an awful drive

Be sure to look around when you get up there, who knows what you might find.

Huh? Is it safe to go up there.

Why of course it is, why would so many people go there if it wasn't safe.

There's nothing to be afraid of friend; why I've gone up there a few times as well.

a̷n̶d̷  I̵͍̕'̶̺̚m̷̗͆  j̶͉͔̐̄ǔ̸̘͒s̴̥̀͜t̶̻͕̀̆  f̷͓͗͋i̸͚̲̒n̵̳̟̈͑̀͜é̶̗̦̲̋

Doesn't matter if you think so or not, we both know you'll go up there.

So be sure to knock when you go on in.

Huh? Who am I you ask?

Why I'm...




where am i?...


why would you...

why would you come back here?...


     Well friend

Come on back this way once you're done up there, and we'll have something special cooked up.

Hope you enjoy your stay,

Down here In ClayTown!!!"


About the Visual Demo

İ̷̟͍ ̵̡̗̓͠d̶̻͌̄ò̸̼̣͝n̷̟̟͂̇'̸̩̊t̴͚̂̋ ̶̨̭̕w̶̮͊̅a̸̙̾n̵̢̑̄ț̴̛͗ ̸͓̇̃ṫ̸̙̗ō̵͙̕ ̸̦͍̕ẇ̸̞̕r̴̬̀í̴͍̙͠t̷̡͊̉é̵͔ ̵͈̎ả̶̻̇ň̸̝̥y̷̻̥͂͌m̴̖͖̋̒o̶͖̝͋̕r̷̤̯͂͘e̷̙̣͗͠

The demo contains roughly the first 20 - 30 minutes of gameplay. This Demo will focus mainly on showcasing the visual aspects of the game such as the art style, character design, effects, and more..

You can download the demo right here on itch.io or from our steam page here

How to get in contact

Ş̷̌T̴͇̏O̸͔͒P̵͇̍ ̴̫̌í̵̳t̷̜̊.̴̧͑.̸̙̕.̷̙͌

We are eager to hear your feedback on this project; and to help with any problems you may have. Once you've completed the demo you can fill out our questioner Here.

If you'd like to ask any questions, or you just want to make your voice heard, Then you can get in contact with us by emailing  Here, or by leaving a comment down below  Response times may vary, so we thank you for being patient.

You can also stay in touch by joining our community

Final Note

G̷͕̔E̸̠͠T̸̤̃ ̵̭̆O̸̘̎U̴̯͗T̴̹̉ ̸̠̈O̸̤̓F̷̜̉ ̵̟̾M̵̧͋Y̸̰̋ ̷̥̓H̴̠̊E̶̾ͅȂ̴͔D̵̠̓

We are so excited to finally be at this point and getting to make this project public. If you like what you see so far, then we encourage you to share the trailer with your friends. Also, if you'd like to stay updated on the game, then we suggest you follow us on Youtube, and Twitter as well as right here on itch.io.

Well that's all from us for now. Thank you for reading through to the end, and we'll see you next time. 

Updated 2 days ago
StatusIn development
Release date 46 days ago
AuthorThe Nightmare Jar
GenreAdventure, Puzzle
Made withUnreal Engine
Tags3D, Atmospheric, First-Person, Horror, Psychological Horror, Singleplayer, Story Rich, Unreal Engine
Average sessionAbout a half-hour

Install instructions

Extract game files from .zip into a new folder

Run ClayTown_Horror_Demo.exe


ClayTown Horror Demo 1.3.zip 2 GB

Development log


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Yo such a good game! cant wait to see how it turns out its already on my wishlist!

what a brilliantly unique horror game!

can't wait for the full game to come out, really creepy demo but hope it ramps up the horror with the full game.

Check out my video.

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Appreciate this beautiful Clay Game.I dont wanna say i want more, but i want more.I appreciate that the demo wasn't scare galore but a more built upon atmosphere and puzzle because in the full game we're obviously going to see more scares, which is why i think it's a fresh of breath air that you showed a more "tame" side of the game for the demo.

First of All, I love this game even though my worst nightmare is Clay animation (90's kid here ) but I can't wait until the full game is out, I'm honestly terrified!!!!!


such great potential really looking forward to this one as it moves through development!


Not surprised to see all the you-tubers in the comments going berserk with their same copy paste facial expressions-


do not jump in between the crayon candles next to the boxes at the start of the basement, i done it and i got stuck.


Pros and cons are down below)

Check out my video here if you'd like (I refer to it a lot and found some bugs there too):


1. The style is so cool! The visuals and the sound design are impeccable and so amazing! It felt very immersive to be inside the building, opening the doors, crawling around being scared of noises.

2. The puzzle was interesting. I wish that the game would have some less obvious not obligatory puzzles for additional content but as is it was very fun to solve.


1. Not scary enough. I wish you could see an actual monster or a glimpse of a chase scene or at least a jumpscare. Right now the scare factor seemed a bit disappointing.

2. Well I encountered a nonexistent wall and went through it and then found a door and fell through the floor of the map. So ig even the demo currently has bugs.


I really love the style and I really want the full game to succeed! I can rate it 7.44 Clay Monsters / 10 as is (5stars for itch.io). Can't wait for more content!

Hope my feedback was useful!


Thanks so much for the great feedback! We're aware some people were disappointed that there weren't more scares in the demo, however our main focus of the demo was to showcase the visual aspects of the game; we know you won't be disappointed by the full release. The bug you mentioned is also something we're aware of and working on. Stay spooky!

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Muito bom o jogo! Mal posso esperar pra jogar a versão completa dele. As vezes é bem difícil enxergar os itens(isso ou eu estou cegueta mesmo), mas de resto, um ótimo jogo

I'm still waiting for the whole game to come down.



Listen, I'm not one for puzzle games, but I do love a good aesthetic horror game, and I am in love and I've already sold my soul to the cardboard mansion. Wishlisted and followed! Everyone needs to go play this game, especially if you're a fan of movies like Coraline and anything Tim Burton's made.

Love to hear that you enjoyed the demo so much! While we wish we could give a release date, we'd rather not make any promises and instead focus on making the best experience we possibly can. Until then, Stay Spooky!

I'm really excited to see where this one goes! it has so much potential! Loved what I played so far!

Really, really enjoyed this one. This is like Poppy Playtime meets Claymation. Very excited for the next parts!

Claytown clay man be full-on DRIP from all the sweat and tears the demo brought me

Fantastic demo! Really excited to see the full release, the atmosphere in this game is really well done. Loved the little hints to the story and what's going on with the house in general, but my favorite part definitely had to be the monster design. It was creepy! Hoping to see it in action in the full release!


Our lovely local Artist is just one of the several residents of ClayTown that we're SURE you're going to love.

Good game! Its really spooky, and I love the puzzle. I did get lost at the part where the lights fall and go out, maybe the light of the flashlight could be a little more brighter so I could see it, but that might just be me, and my PC being darker. but overall excellent experience! 

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We appreciate the feedback, thank you for your support!

creepy vibes for sure but still enjoy it and the writing on the piece paper someone have to make it bigger for people with eye problems but sept from that enjoy game and no instructions to come with so edited down to 10:00mins enjoy 

Thanks for the feedback, Stay Spooky!

Hey! I included your game in my latest Itch.io Horror Games video! The part with your game starts around 0:05! Hope you enjoy the video if you decide to check it out! Cheers!

The trailer and the gameplay itself is a bit misleading but hey I had fun playing it! If only you could flash a pop up whenever there's an interactable around instead of the whispers and the small particles that only comes up when you focus on it (which then again is fine because it adds spookiness). Overall it was fun and creepy, and hoping to see more of the game.

I think I also found a bug? It's the one where I tried closing the safe by pressing tab and it opened my notes but no cursor and my character is moving.


There were a few bugs people reported already, this being one of them. A bunch of fixes and a few more options are gonna be in upcoming patch :)

Good game that I used to play on steam but i'm happy to see it on itch.io

hello! I loved your game...even if it was just the demo. It had a spooky vibe, and I roll with the VHS type feel! I had a lot of fun playing and can't wait to play the full game. I recorded my walkthrough as well!

This game has great most things, the graphics for one are amazing they mix a vhs filter on it but they change it up by giving it more of a cartoon look, but the level layout is kinda iffy at times like trying to find a room that corrisponds with a key i think you could add name plates or a map to show which room is which 

Holy crap this was surprisingly creepy. 

I don't play the game because my pc says that has a virus, but the trailer and grafics are very cool.

You mak a good game:)

We can assure you that there are no viruses or malware included in the install of the demo. You may have more luck in regards to this issue if you download the demo through Steam. Stay Spooky!

Such a unique world/setting and honestly so creepy. Great puzzles and sound design, amazing demo and I can't wait to destroy this house and all the demons inside once the full game releases!

Not everyday you find a claymation horror game! This was so awesome! The spooks were fantastic, the puzzles were great, and the design is amazing! I look forward to the full game! 

A great demo with good graphics and a great story.

I loved this game so fucking much.. I was so scared while playing it (kinda a psychological terror..). It was really really good for just a demo.

Btw, here is my video. I'm a random brazilian guy who likes to play horror games (gameplay in portuguese).

Thanks for the game and opportunity!!

Cute horror.

I so love the style of this game! I look forward to playing the full game when its released !!  

Very Different yet pretty unique! Thanks Nightmare Jar

Not gonna lie , had a really creepy atmosphere. I REALLY liked the whispers as hints when u get close to a key item, very cool feature! Also that big tall clay f##k is creepy, wish there was more of him to see !

[Gameplay en español]

The mystery and terror of this game is wonderful! They did a pretty good demo, I'm excited for the full game!

This game is so well done. even though there wasn't a jumpscare, it still caught me lol. Can't wait to see the full release!


This was so aesthetically pleasing to play. Aesthetically horrifying as well, and even though there were no jump scares, the silent house with a sight creak is so ScArY.😱🤭

Nice Video as well that clay animation must have taken forever.😁👏


I cannot stress enough how much I loved this. I can't wait for the full game. Beautifully made, incredible art style, really intriguing puzzle. Give me more!!!


Okay so I really love love loved this!

I legit can't wait until the full game is out xD

here's my experience of playing this :D! 

the gameplay starts at 0:54 :3

I absolutely loved the audios in this game, The sound the door makes after you open it and it swings, The notification sound of picking up notes it just all fit like a glove. I also love the super grainy style of it. Well done!

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