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This is a demo.  The full release will contain bug fixes, a more flushed out story and multiple endings. With that said, I would appreciate if you rate the game after you play it and if possible provide some feedback.  This will greatly help the improvement of this and future tittles.

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This game is intended to be played by a mature audience.  It contains sudden surprises in forms of jump scares, loud noises, blood and gore.  


In 2009 a young man named Jason Lee was reported missing.  The best friend of the victim informed the police that Jason told him that an individual had threatened him after a misunderstanding at the supermarket. The cameras inside the supermarket didn't catch any disagreements but it didn't rule out an outside argument.  Jason's apartment was search and no more information of his whereabouts was found.  Until today the case remains open but after a year of Jason's disappearance the case was assigned to the cold case unit since there hasn't been any new leads found. 


  • Creepy environment
  • Interactive objects
  • Jump scares


  • Use headphones 
  • Play in the dark

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The House By The Lake (DEMO v0.1f).zip 741 MB

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pretty good so far. maybe telling the player how to crouch would be a good idea. I restarted the game because i thought something broke but i just needed to crouch.

Lol I saw that!  Also noticed the Main menu music didn't loop so I will be taking care of both issues.  Thx for playing.

I really liked it! It was a little bit rough around the edges but the overall I was hooked! Would love to see the full version of the game :) Here's my little playthrough (Polish language) Cheers!

Great video and thank you for playing

Not bad! I like what you're working with, and look forward to what you come up with in the final project! My final thoughts are at the end of the video

Thank you for trying the demo and thx for the feedback :)


Nice game

Thx for playing and nice vid :)

I loved how as soon as this game was going, I thought to my self "I'd hate to wake up randomly like this" Great little game, loved "Tender" and this is a great addition

Glad you liked it.  The full release is getting closed to be published.  Just needs a few more additions before I can upload it.

I played this game on my channel and really loved the art style! unfortunetly the game kept crashing but I can't wait till the full one is released! I will play it again to my 2k subs! 

Thx for playing and maybe come back for the full release? :)

Knew instantly from the page layout that it'd be from you, "Tender" guys :) and that I'd love this game. I loved everything about the demo, except for the bugs. My first playthrough went very smooth, and thank goodness for that, because I managed to see one ending (confront). All-round great experience, I really enjoyed doing the little humdrum tasks while waiting for the storm to subside. On my second and third playthrough (trying to see the sleep ending), I got stuck first, when placing the mug in the sink. Couldn't back out anymore. Then, when cleaning the carpet. Got stuck before being able to scrub for the last time. I enjoyed being able to see the difference between opening / leaving the office door closed. I can't wait to play the final, stable build!

Full release is getting close.   Stay tuned.

Awesome! Can't wait!

Very cool demo indeed. Hope to play final version soon! Third game played. Subscribe please ! 

Thx for playing :)

I liked the idea for the game.  Some of the tasks were cool and I also managed to get jump scared a few times while playing too! 

Glad you liked it and thx for trying out the demo.

Is this game based on the series To the Lake ?

Nope and I honestly never seen that series.  The plot looks interesting so I may check it out.



Thx for playing.  I will have this issue resolve by the full release.  I was able to discover what's triggering this bug for a minority of users.

Forgot I downloaded this game a few days ago but it was really fun to play, loved it

Glad you liked it.  The full release is coming soon so stay tuned.


The menu music had no right to slap that hard

Lol.  Thx for playing

I had some problems with it freezing the first couple of times I tried to play it but I eventually was able to get all of the way through it and I enjoyed it. I liked how it gradually moved up into bigger and better scares as time went on and you did a good job of making clear what to do and where do go which is where a lot of other games fall short. Good job :). 

Thx for playing.  I see you got both endings :)

Had a great time playing The House By The Lake SGG! The little things, like having the coffee pot slowly filling up instead of just going from empty to full. Great work SGG! The only issue that I have with the game is having an indicator for having the killer running outside. It took a bit of wondering around the house for me to get the cue for him to run by the window. Really enjoyed this as well as Tender! I can't wait for the release of the full game and to see what you make next!


Great video. Has many lol moments.

Played one of the older demos (Old recording), now I'm curious with all the tons of updates that have happened after my LP

Thank you for trying the demo :)

Really enjoyed playing this game! Love the style and the concept! I checked out both endings, but I still couldn't figure out what had really happened. Really looking forward to how deep this storyline goes in the full version!

Thank you for trying the demo :)

Just let me drink my coffee! Definitely got me with the spook at the end there! Look forward to the full release! 

Thank you for playing :)  

No problem!

Veja a gameplay do jogo de terror indie de 2021 THE HOUSE BY THE LAKE onde voce deve tentar dormir me meio a uma tempestade forte e trovóes e realizar tarefas como fazer um café, misturar leite e se preparar para os sustos.

Thx for playing and great video :)

I REALLY enjoyed this game! The jump scares got me good! Somehow, I managed to break the game during my first play through and had to start over, but even then I enjoyed myself. Looking forward to the full version and thanks for making an awesome game!

Haha, loved the video.  Thx for playing

Really enjoyed it!! Will definitionally play it when the full is out!

Nice video amigo and thank you for playing the THBTL demo.

I really liked it and can't wait for more!!

I just released a new version of the demo tackles a game breaking bug for a small minority of players.  I also include one of the new spooks that was intended for the full release. You may catch it if you replay it again.


Thanks I will do that!

What music did you use for the menu screen? I am trying to find similar music for my outtro and I really liked your menu music, can I use it more?


Thx for playing :)

hey whats up familia my names isak i recently plagued your game. the story was interesting the game was really fun, but i ran into a issue that prevented me from finishing the game. nonetheless the game was really good keep up the good work! also the game start at 6:15


Great video and too bad it bugged out.  I'm still working out some bugs.  With that said, I released a new version that may fix that problem.  If you want give it a try and let me know how it went.

yea, ill check it out, i really liked the game, but the glitch prevented me to continue, but yea ill give it a try


You may also Email me at sgg.dev.team@gmail.com if the issue persists after you try the newest version. 

i will familia, thanks

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WHY... Do.. all the good games have to be on windows why not web sucks I'm not able to play this game 

I never really thought of making a webgame.  Maybe I'll do one next :)

will be interesting to see what a full game looks like! This demo was creepy but the object animation was unexpected and really cool! 

:)  thx for the post.  Very nice video and stay tuned because there is more coming.

this game is one of the best itchio horror games iv played so far it has great mechanics and scares and the animations are immersive the story is decent and the models are well done the atmosphere is creepy and there's no glitches (from what iv seen) and on top of all that it actually got me a couple times truly a great game if you want to see my full reaction to this game here it is 

if you watched be sure to like and consider subscribing (it helps me grow as a channel) and even if you just watched i appreciate the support 9/10 game  

Glad you liked the demo.  Don't go to far because the full release is in works.

cool little game, played it Live on my Stream. the scares are okay, i liked it that there werew Animations fpr the Tasks. but the Only thing i would appreciate, is not to Immobilize the player while the Character is Talking. 

i want to play the Full game ! please keep working on it!

greetings from Germany

Thank you for playing.  I will take your suggestion into consideration.  I may even add an option to turn that feature off in the final release.  

Cool little game. Of course, given my favorite styles are games with multiple endings, I’d ask for more endings, if anything. The atmosphere is creepy; the silence works well here. I enjoy the story elements to set it up. I’m also a big fan of adding little things — even those animations for your tasks — that keep the player engaged. I look forward to the full release. Great work 👍🏼


Thank you for playing.  Stay tuned because more is coming.

i really enjoyed this game the scares got me good

Nice video My friend.  Glad you enjoyed the demo.  :)

Really nice game. Alot of little spooks which is quite nice.

Thank you for playing.  Stay tuned for more.

I really enjoyed my time playing this! While it wasn't super scary (except for the jump scares) it was still a fun experience, and even felt a bit humorous at times (not in a bad way). Great work! 

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Thx for playing.  Great voice mod by the way lol.

Was really enjoyable! And for those who care, enjoy my let's play!

Nice video amigo :)

Your jump scares always get me hahaha. Full version is gonna clear up most of the problems I have with this, I think! It's a little too short and there's no real room for player agency!

Gameplay if you're interested: 

Thx for playing and great video.

Game's really interesting, though the entire game stopping just for some dialogue throws the immersion off. Other then that, nice job.

Here's my channel for other games I have played. http://www.youtube.com/c/Levont


Nice vid and thank you for playing.


🤟😁 thx for playing

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I had alot of fun playing this, It is pretty straight forward and the only issue I had was the queues at the end for the choice, I also could find out what the key was for but I managed to get both endings! great job!

Great video and thx for playing.  

Fun little demo! Can't wait for more updates. Even though I knew a jumpscare was coming, it still got me. Keep up the good work!

Thank you for playing. :)

I need to know whats in that shed. I know its gonna be some fucked up shit.


Ohh you will :)

I really liked this demo. It's got some great tension and atmosphere, got me scared good a few times, and getting both endings was a lot of fun.

Thx for playing.  Stay tuned for more.

Very interesting demo! So much so that I was genuinely disappointed when it ended. Only nitpick is probably the amount of text when interacting with things. But I LOVED the little FMV cutscenes and the scares were pretty genuine. I'd love to check out the project when it's finished!


Thx for playing.  :)

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