Welcome to Grandma's Ghosts, where you deal with loss, surprises, and possibly a cookie recipe.

  • A 15-minute visual novel
  • A cute grandma... who is unfortunately deceased
  • Some giggles and some heart
  • Ghosts
  • The smell of toe jam
  • Ghosts
  • Silly doodles
  • Ghosts

Point + Click, or Arrow Keys + Spacebar/Enter
On desktop, press escape to quit the game.

Rusty Bailey - Brother, Developer & Co-Writer
Julie Bailey - Sister, Artist & Co-Writer

Additional Credits

This game is an entry for the DevSquad Academy Jam.

Updated 13 days ago
Published 14 days ago
PlatformsWindows, HTML5
Release date 15 days ago
AuthorsRusty Bailey, Julie Bailey
GenreVisual Novel, Interactive Fiction
Made withUnity, Adobe Photoshop, Audacity
TagsCute, Dark Humor, Ghosts, Hand-drawn, Narrative, Short, Singleplayer, Story Rich
Average sessionA few minutes
InputsKeyboard, Mouse


Grandmas-Ghosts-Win.zip 67 MB


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Wow! This game was awesome! The art style was excellent, and the dialogue was a delight to read. I really love how the story felt more like remembering the simple, fun times, rather then feeling the ache of loss.

Excellent job! Will definitely be checking out more of your games in the future. (:


So glad you enjoyed it. That feeling of remembering the good times is exactly what we were going for. Thanks!

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I loved this game. The jokes the mom was making were funny and I liked the different personalities of the ghosts. Ending was also very touching. Great game.

I loved it! Thanks for playing through our game. 

this is the kind of game that ive found myself coming back to even after finishing it, and i think i'll keep coming back for a long time. there's just something so unique and charming about the silly little ghosts, the snippets of memories of a sweet grandmother that i somehow feel ive known all my life, and an ending that never fails to make me cry. it's a difficult feeling to describe, but its not a painful kind of crying. its like remembering that pet that died 5 years ago and feeling both fond memories and a dull ache of grief at the same time. both a celebration of life and a mourning of death. this game holds a special place in my heart. truly incredible work!

Wow, that really means a lot. I'm so glad you enjoyed it.

48345678987654/5 would cry again


a lovely soft little game. totally didn't cry.

I believe you. :p

I am not crying, you are


Such a lovely story to experience. The art is really charming, I love the designs of the ghosts (Victor was my favorite, a spooky but gentle soul) and how the box containing their names each have a unique and cute container design. The story was very sweet and I enjoyed getting a glimpse into the fond memories this person had of their beloved grandma. You two did a great job with this. I'm certainly in the mood for cookies now!

Me too! Ha ha. Thank you so much!

I played it as well and I loved it! My laptop didn't agree with me recording it but that didn't take away from how much I enjoyed this! It was really lovely and funny!


That was awesome! I appreciate you fighting through your recording issues to create this. So glad you enjoyed it. :)

Super charming and funny! What a lovely story!!

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Wow, so glad you enjoyed it and thanks for doing a video playthrough! The narration was awesome!

it's really beautiful. Not too complicated but really endearing, just like the artwork. Great job!

So happy you liked all of the artwork. :)

Wow. This truly made me cry. The characters are enjoyable, the pace, the music. It's just nice, like a little blueberry cookie. And the amount of artwork that went into this is incredible, thank you!

This comment means a lot. Thanks so much for playing and so glad you enjoyed it. 

Holy, that was an pretty cool experience, looking forward your next game!

Ps: if you wish, I can translate it into Spanish!

I'm glad you enjoyed it! Not sure if we'll be translating this one, but we'll keep you in mind.


What a beautiful game! Really love the dialogue! By the way, I wonder how you make the text animation, it looks so nice and makes the dialogue more emotional!

Thanks, I'm glad you liked it. We used Text Animator for Unity for those effects. It was super easy to hook up and use.

Oh thanks for telling me! :D

Im speechless ... Thank you for this :)

Wow... so glad you enjoyed it. :D

I loved this short story, I found it charming, with a lot of character, and also moving towards the end. Great work to both of you!

Thanks so much!

Hello, I played the game just now and wanted to tell you that I enjoyed the dialogues so much! Really felt like I was talking to different ghosts, and they were super loveable <3

And the designs and the style are adorable! 

Awesome! We're glad you liked it.

Hey :3 I played the game!

I'm stuck on the part you choose "Garden, Bedroom, Living Room"

Nothing happens when I press either of em. =/

Sorry you're having problems playing the game. Seems to work for me on Windows in a Chrome browser. What are you playing on? Also, are you using mouse controls or keyboard?

Oh no I downloaded the game file you provided :3 Thats the one I played

I re-downloaded the file from itch.io to see if something was going on there, but it played fine for me. Maybe try using keyboard-only or mouse-only controls (whatever you didn't use before) or simply play the web version on this page.