A downloadable game for Windows and Linux

Created over about a week for the "O2A2 2022 Jam".

(The requirements for which included--rather abbreviated: No more than one each of backdrop, sprite, sound-file, and music-file, and no more than one-thousand words.)

You descend into a barrow-tomb--only to find it not at all unoccupied. Can you escape with your life?

Controls: Mouse-only

Specifically: Click on options and buttons to select them; click to skip through sequences; and click-and-drag the buttons of the sliders in the options menu to move them.

Content Warnings:

  • Death
  • Violence (described)
  • Undeath
  • Burial
  • Entombment
  • Sickness (mentioned)
  • Abuse (non-specific, mentioned)
  • Robbery (mentioned)

Note: At least one bug remains, I believe! Still, I believe that it's a fairly minor one, involving the sprite not always ending up in its proper position if one rapidly clicks through a sequence.

Note too: At time of writing the Windows build has not yet been tested; only the Linux build has. Still, the latter seems to work, and I expect that the former should do so, too. ^^;

PlatformsWindows, Linux
Rated 4.0 out of 5 stars
(2 total ratings)
AuthorIan Eborn
GenreVisual Novel
Tagsdeath, escape, Game Jam, Horror, o2a2, Short, tomb, undead


A Tale Under Earth v1.0.0 (Linux 64-bit build) 30 MB
A Tale Under Earth v1.0.0 (Windows 64-bit build) 30 MB

Install instructions

Once downloaded, unzip the game to the directory of your choice.

To run the game, look for the executable named "A Tale Under Earth" and click/double-click it (as appropriate).

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