A downloadable game for Windows

DEVELOPER NOT
After the generous reception of the Mortuary Assistant Prototype (downloadable here) I have decided to take on the full version of The Mortuary Assistant. Please follow my work here on itch and everywhere else to keep on top of development of this exciting project! I'm very happy to be taking this to a higher level. It's going to be frighteningly enjoyable! Thank you all so much! I'm getting back to work!

-Brian

About The Mortuary Assistant

Having recently completed your degree in mortuary sciences; River Fields Mortuary has given you an apprenticeship. Over the past several months you have logged many hours aiding the Mortician in daily tasks along with learning the ins and outs of the embalming process as well as how to properly handle and care for the deceased.

The mortician and funeral director of River Fields has started having difficulties at home and has needed to leave the office periodically due to family emergencies. Because of this, he has started giving more and more responsibility over to you. Still relatively new, you are uncertain about taking on all these new tasks but he assures you that you have been doing a great job and can handle the work.

Now it is up to you to handle the bodies of the deceased and perform the usual duties of the mortician from basic record keeping to full embalming. The mortician’s personal life and a small staff has caused random and demanding hours of operation. Eager to succeed in this new line of work, you have stepped up to the task. It’s time for you to be alone with the dead.

  • Multiple endings
  • Perform embalmings
  • Handle various mortuary tasks
  • Experience strange happenings the longer you work.
  • Solve the mystery behind the strange events
  • Survive... Your life is meaningless to the dead.

THE DEMO


The downloadable demo is currently a short prototype of the game. It focuses mainly on the atmosphere and concept of the project. I hope to release a more in-depth demo in the future as the project continues.

Updated 13 days ago
StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows
Release date in 143 days
Rating
(45)
AuthorDarkStone Digital
GenreAdventure
Made withUnity, ZBrush, Maya
TagsAtmospheric, Creepy, Dark, Horror, Mystery, Story Rich
Average sessionAbout an hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse
AccessibilitySubtitles
LinksSteam, Twitter, Twitch, Patreon

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TheMortuaryAssistant_v0.2(Prototype).zip 160 MB

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da miedo 

I cannot wait for the actual FUYLL game. This was scary and full of dread to make progression difficult for me lol Enjoy my video

I found this game on steam, didn't realise you were on itch.io as well until I had edited the video hahaha.

This demo was really fantastic. Thoroughly enjoyed this one and I'm really looking forward to the full game when it is released. Great work, keep it up. Will definitely be trying out your other game as well.

Here is  my game play below x 

WOW. That was LEGIT scary. I had goosebumps. Well done guys. 5 stars all day. Thank you!

Thanks for playing! Im making the full version of Mortuary Assistant after my current mini-project.

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Hey! I wanted to thank you for supporting my work and let you know that I have a mini-horror coming out October 15th called Kohate. It’s a small project I did to fill the space between Our Secret Below launch and starting on Mortuary Assistant! It will only be $4.99 but if you want a key, I have some to give out, just contact me on Twitter! @DSDigitalDev

https://youtu.be/7ihvX9E7_P8

Das Spiel ist Gruselig wenn man mal einen Spielabend mit Freunden hat oder so lohnt es sich :D

WORST NIGHTMARE RIGHT HERE!

The quality is amazing considering how short it is! LOVE IT

Thank you for supporting my work! I wanted to let you know that I have a mini-horror coming out October 15th called Kohate. It’s a small project I did to fill the space between Our Secret Below launch and starting on Mortuary Assistant! It will only be $4.99 but if you want a key, I have some to give out, just contact me on Twitter! @DSDigitalDev

https://youtu.be/7ihvX9E7_P8

i liket make more buddy

I’m working on it! I wanted to let you know that I have a mini-horror coming out October 15th called Kohate. It’s a small project I did to fill the space between Our Secret Below launch and starting on Mortuary Assistant! It will only be $4.99 but if you want a key, I have some to give out, just contact me on Twitter! @DSDigitalDev Full Mortary Assistant is next!

https://youtu.be/7ihvX9E7_P8

I DON'T THINK SHE'S DEAD...   FULL VIDEO OUT❗ 🔥

Thank you for playing! I’m writing the same thing to so many people, which kinda sucks because it’s hard to be personal, but I’m just trying to cover ground for my next mini-horror coming out October 15th called Kohate.

It’s a small project I did to fill the space between Our Secret Below launch and starting on Mortuary Assistant! It will only be $4.99 but if you want a key, I have some to give out, just contact me on Twitter! @DSDigitalDev

https://youtu.be/7ihvX9E7_P8

SHES VERY FLEXIBLE I LIKE IT XD..

WOW! This is one very intense short experience. The scares are probably some of the best i've ever had from a short form horror game. Very much looking forward to the full thing!


Full Mortuary Assistant is happening next! I wanted to thank you for supporting my work and let you know that I have a mini-horror coming out October 15th called Kohate.

It’s a small project I did to fill the space between Our Secret Below launch and starting on Mortuary Assistant! It will only be $4.99 but if you want a key, I have some to give out, just contact me on Twitter! @DSDigitalDev

https://youtu.be/7ihvX9E7_P8

Hi, this is my gameplay in Spanish

Thank you so much for playing and making a video!

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARknE6aWT5A

I hate you but i love you. Scared the shit out of me enough to throw my headset off.
also i broke the game at first lol

Thank you so much for playing. I’m making the full version next right after my next mini game comes out next week.

It’s a small project I did to fill the space between Our Secret Below launch and starting on Mortuary Assistant! It will only be $4.99 but if you want a key, I have some to give out, just contact me on Twitter! @DSDigitalDev

https://youtu.be/7ihvX9E7_P8

I played your demo, it was awesome!! gave me some good scares haha 

wanted to share the recording and say thanks! looking forward to any updates!!

Thank you so much for playing! I launched Our Secret Below yesterday so I am onto full Mortuary Assistant development now! Excited to be on it. Thank you again!

I am trying to ping everyone that has played my work to let them know that I have a new mini-horror coming out next week on the 15th. It’s hard to make them personal since I’m talking to so many people, but I really appreciate you playing.

Kohate is a small project I did to fill the space between Our Secret Below launch and starting on Mortuary Assistant! It will only be $4.99 but if you want a key, I have some to give out, just contact me on Twitter! @DSDigitalDev

https://youtu.be/7ihvX9E7_P8

A great short horror game. I was totally expecting what happened, but it was still scary as f*ck. Great job. Would love to see more of it.

Thank you so much! I’m working on Mortuary Assistant full version in just a week or so but I’m contacting everyone I can to let them know I have a mini-game I created coming out next week on Oct. 15.

It’s a small project I did to fill the space between Our Secret Below launch and starting on Mortuary Assistant! It will only be $4.99 but if you want a key, I have some to give out, just contact me on Twitter! @DSDigitalDev

https://youtu.be/7ihvX9E7_P8

Pour les Francophones !

As someone who studied mortuary science in college in 2010 (apprenticing at a local funeral home) I was disappointed. For one reason only! I wanted to make the incision lol This was quite faithful to the process. Thanks and enjoy its inclusion in my B&W horror anthology.

Lol thank you! Full version will have more of the process. I’ve been thinking up a system for it.

I was sweating bullets in that hallway lmfao

Great job guys. I want to play the final game.
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Thanks! Ill be working on it as soon as I finish Our Secret Below which is launching next month.

I will be cheking out the game when it releases, look interesting aswell. Keep working you got this

This game is amazing and the end is terrifying 

Here my gameplay in portuguese 


Thank you! I’m touching base with everyone I can to not only say thank you for playing my work but to let you know that I have a new mini-horror coming out that I worked on to fill the space between launching Our Secret Below and starting up work on the full version of Mortuary Assistant.

It will only be $4.99 but if you want a key, I have some to give out, just contact me on Twitter! @DSDigitalDev

https://youtu.be/7ihvX9E7_P8

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Everyone has always had that thought about what if the body is not actually dead? I had recorded this video twice. Because in my first recording the audio was inaudible for both my game and my voice so please forgive that my reaction isn't as genuine as I would have liked it to have been.

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im gonna  sue i cant play and i payed

how do you play this its not letting me play 

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What exactly is happening? Is it giving you any warnings or just not starting? Usually, updating video drivers fixes a lot of these kinds of issues.

I know another person re-downloaded the game and it worked for them. Not exactly sure why but may be worth a shot too.

I just found this game and let me say, this game is so so awesome, scared me so badly that I nearly flipped my table over. I mean I think its creepy even if nothing happened but damn was I not disappointed with the climax of this short game. honestly though I think its probably better than "Our secret below"

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I’m excited to make this one. I shared this during the Our Secret Below Kickstarter so it was awesome to see it gain traction but it also sucked that I’m tied up on production of OSB right now.

But OSB is done soon and I have a design document for Mortuary Assistant ready. I’ll also be streaming all of Mortuary Assistant development so I’m really excited to do all of it. Keep an eye out in a month or so.

I'm super excited to see progress on this front!

how do you start the game ?

I’m trying hard to make these not sound too copy paste. I appreciate everyone playing my work and I’m simply trying to spread the word before I jump full into Mortuary Assitant.

I have a small horror project I did to fill the space between Our Secret Below launch and starting on Mortuary Assistant called Kohate! It will only be $4.99 but if you want a key, I have some to give out, just contact me on Twitter! @DSDigitalDev

https://youtu.be/7ihvX9E7_P8

when i naticed this game i immediatly thought of the autopsy of jane doe. Fairly good movie but there is, of course, naked bodies because it is getting an autopsy.

It's a fairly simple task. Finish the job and head home. But don't be fooled, terror lies ahead in this short indie horror game. The subjects are supposed to be DEAD, but tonight is not like any other night...

Very cool game, really excited for what it has to offer. I made a video of it if anyone would like to check it out. 

I know I am late about knowing this game. Friend said play this now and I am ok... omg it was so scary

Thank you for playing!

Soooo Creeepyy gamee!!

Thank you!

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This is a very short but extremly creepy game. I felt on edge from start to finish. Thank you for crossing off another job i'll never take.

Thank you for playing! I’ll be starting work on the full version after Our Secret Below is done.

Really creepy game with some serious paranoia vibes. Check out my playthrough on Youtube!


El juego es una verdadera pena que no esté completo. Sinceramente me ha encantado aunque casi consiga matarme con los sustos.

¡Un abrazo grande!

I would love to see a longer version of this game. it was amazing and  i even enjoyed the game play before the horror kicked in.

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I need the full version of this game! This teaser was so well  done  and very imaginative.  You understand the genre and know how to deliver atmosphere.    Great job. I'm  genuinely excited theres still creators that understand how to properly craft actual horror.



     

Thank you so much for the kind words. I’m trying hard to make these not sound too copy paste. I appreciate everyone playing my work and I’m simply trying to spread the word before I jump full into Mortuary Assitant.

I have a small horror project I did to fill the space between Our Secret Below launch and starting on Mortuary Assistant called Kohate! It will only be $4.99 but if you want a key, I have some to give out, just contact me on Twitter! @DSDigitalDev

https://youtu.be/7ihvX9E7_P8

ill pay for it bud i like to show support for up and comer developers. I like the video im gonna check it out!

Thank you so much! Im excited for launch :D

Pros and cons are down below) Check out my vid:

Advantages:

1. The graphics are amazing. So many things to interact with or to look at - I liked it a lot!

2. The concept is unique. I haven't seen something like that before and I adore it!

3. It was really scary. I think you have done a marvelous job on pacing and sounds.

Disadvantages:

1. Personally for me - the language. I am not a native speaker, so sometimes I couldn't figure out what the game wanted from me. For example, when the cut on the neck was needed, it would be appreciated if there was the word "neck" at least accompanying "jugular vein". That is a minor flaw, I figured everything out in the end. But, I think, when you use terminology or complicated words, you need to add  some simpler hints, so it would be easier for people like me to figure out the task.

2. Too short) Can't wait for more!

Overall:

The game was short but nevertheless so powerful! I admire your project - very well done! 5/5

Hope my feedback was useful!

Thank you so much! Localization is a tough one for an indie developer (its just me making these games from art to code) though I’m striving to make my games easier to localize. My next major title: Our Secret Below will have German and French subtitles and I’d love to work closer to full localization abilities for my games.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8bxK29UwS8&t=17s


Este juego me ha parecido increíble , ojalá más juegos así :D

Had a blast playing this!!! I Look Forward to The Full version !!!  definetly gonna check out Our Secret below When it is finished. Please Keep up the Great Work!!!

Awesome! There is a demo for OSB currently here on itch if you’re interested!

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Really fun demo! Great quality and I'm very interested in your other projects.

Thanks! Our Secret Below has a handful of months left in development and then its on to a full version of Mortuary Assistant!

This demo was perfect! I know my video was uploaded a while ago but i forgot to share it here! 

This game filled me with dread. I almost had a heart attack, lol! Great game! 

Thank you!

I should be thanking you for making this great game!

Quite enjoyed the unsettling vibes the game gave off. I am looking forward to OSB and a full release of The Mortuary. Looking foward to see more of your work Brian!

I actually loved this game! It was the kind of creepy I enjoy, and it was super simple in the spooks. It's always fun when you get to just enjoy at atmospheric type game like this.

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