The game depicts the old and dangerous Japanese ritual of 'one-man hide and seek'. In the minimal graphical environment the player must rely on his/her senses, to listen to the foot steps and try to avoid the contact with the doll. Task in the game is to stay alive until the morning. Unfortunately, you can't just stay hidden in a closet, although that might be the best idea after all. While trying to play this game I died like dozens of time, and never really managed to win. If you did, by any chance, please let us all know. Contact me with the screenshot of what had happened in the end, as I never managed to get through.
Hitori Kakurenbo ritual
The game has been inspired by the old Japanese legend, or better, the game called Hitori Kakurenbo or 'one-man hide and seek'. Internet is full with images and texts of people who tried this game. There are also several creepy pastas about it. I couldn't fully understand what's the point of the ritual, I mean if it's dangerous why would anyone want to do it. Curiosity I guess. Anyway, this is what you need for the ritual: stuffed doll with the limbs, uncooked rice, needle, knife, salt and a hiding place. After placing the doll inside a bathtub, filled with water, you should say the doll's name out loud for three times, and than you should run away and hide at some special place. This part of the ritual must take place at 3am sharp. The most important thing is to preform the ritual in whole, and to never stop it halfway or you won't be able to find the doll anymore. Soon you will start hearing small foot steps around the house. The doll will start haunting you, just like in this game :)
Global Game Jam
The game has been made for the annual game design competition called Global Game Jam. Contestants have usually only 48 hours to put together game developing team, get familiar with the theme and produce the whole game, or at least a fully functional demo. The game developing competition is held across the globe on different locations (this is not online competition) always on the same date between January 23rd and 25th (exactly 48 hours) If you're interested in getting more info on this check here