Overnight is a short, 5-10 minute story based game where you collect items for your three puppies while simultaneously confronting your gradual loss of memory. As you explore the woods, you think of memories from previous seasons and the nearing threat of winter. Spoiler: it's pretty sad. 

There is one side quest during the events of Overnight. While not necessary to complete the game, it will slightly alter the ending. 

This game has been a large labor of love, and I really tried to test my pixel art and music making abilities with it. The OST, strategy guide, and story explanation are all available for download on this same page. I highly suggest reading the story explanation after finishing the game, unless you want to make your own theories first :)

This game would not have been remotely possible without the help and/or use of Bitsy by Adam le Doux, the Bitsy Discord Server, Borksy Game Hacker by Ayolland, and a variety of Bitsy hacks including...

  • bitsymuse by David Mowatt
  • directional avatar by Sean S. LeBlanc
  • end from dialog by @mildmojo
  • exit from dialog by @mildmojo

As well as Beepbox by John Nesky (@shaktool) for making all four original music tracks. 

Please follow me on instagram @what.the.kids.call.exhausted, and feel free to DM me any questions or comments. Thank you for playing! 

Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars
(80 total ratings)
Authorexhausted boi studios
Made withbitsy
TagsAnimals, Atmospheric, Bitsy, Cute, Pixel Art, Retro, sad, Short, story, Story Rich
Average sessionA few minutes
InputsKeyboard, Touchscreen, Smartphone


soundtrack + bonus track "memory" 20 MB
strategy guide and story explaination 11 kB

Development log


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How cound I feel nostalgia for a character that made out of 5 pixels and only saw it first like 5 minute earlier? Amazing game


this is so heartfelt but so sad!!!


that was a great game!

wow. i actually wasn't ready for this level of sadness but wow. such a great game i loved how easy it was to navigate and find the items! the graphics are so cute and i enjoyed the story to this!!


thanks so much:) I'm so happy you loved the game!


Really, really good - thank you, this is wonderful!

What a short game, admittedly I did get confused but I think I roughly got the message! It's quite nice and calming.


Thanks for this game.

It's amazing. The backgrounds are lush and beautiful, and the story is sweet and intimate. I love it.


It's so dificold not to cry with dogs dying.

wow this is the third time a bitsy game has moved me to tears today

THE feelings , lovely game. The atmosphere is perfect.

I wanted to play because I love the way it looks but it didn't work in my browser

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This game looks so good, nice work, gl with the future games.

Have a great day :D


beautiful, I love the visuals and mood!

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just did, i suggest talking to any of the dogs again AFTER giving the gifts ;)

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that was... kinda rude lol

This game is  really lovely! but is there an ending or am I being stupid? After I had collected the items for the pups and brought the flowers to the grave I spent about five mins wandering around to see if anything had changed. I noticed the flowers by the worms house and the ones by the waterfall, but after that it didn't seem like there was anything else I could do.....if that's the ending then thats ok, I love the game either way, I just don't wanna miss out if there's more content to enjoy!

feel terrible for responding so so so late, but the ending comes (spoiler warning) once you give the pups their gifts. It should automatically activate when the third gift is received (regardless of the flowers side-quest, that's just for an easter egg in the end lol). I recommend checking out the strategy guide if you're still having trouble. Thanks for the love :)


It was.  Short and sweet: my favorite kind of games.  Thanks, exhausted boi.


<333 tysm

You're very welcome.


This game looks like it's right up my alley.  I love a solid and short retro game.  I'll play it.

this was really sweet and warm. the music was very sweet, and your use of colors and tiling is really incredible. i fell in love with this!!! thank you for making something so lovely.
really appreciated the stardew valley reference btw!

thank you so much!!! sorry for the late response, but i'm beyond glad that you loved it so much <3

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sorry for the super late response, but thank you so much <3 you're too kind <33

This was very sweet, gentle, 

thanks for making and sharing this!

i'm glad you enjoyed <3

i can't hear the music:( i'm on a mac and my sound is turned all the way up. any ideas on how to get it to work?

hm... the audio works on my mac so idk what’s up. email me at whatthekidscallexhausted@gmail.com and I’ll send you the game as a downloadable file.  <3

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Thank you so much!! I’m glad you found it relaxing :)

I'm not sure if my computer just sucks but this game wouldn't load at all?? I would love to play it though since it seems awfully cute!

I’m not having any issues on my end currently (on mobile). I’ll check it out once I’m near my computer later. However, if you’re dying to play, mobile should work :) 

a very cute game, the ending made me sad. the art is inspiring to me for some reason, makes me wanna make a bitsy game too!

You totally should!! 

This was literally the cutest game ever it was so fun and all the graphics were so cute !!!

Thank you!!! I’m happy that you enjoyed :)

This was a very sweet story! ✨

Also I was weirdly very drawn to the way you did the art for the cobblestone path. I kept thinking like..."Wow, that's a really good path!!"


Thanks!! The path tiles are actually some of the first I made for the whole game, out of probably around 200 lol

for some reason the music didn't play for me ): but that was a nice experience. and your art is incredible good. simple but beautiful.

Glad you enjoyed!!! The music sometimes doesn’t work when playing on phones, so that may be the reason. If you want to listen to the music without playing through again, the soundtrack is available for download desperately  :)

Strangely beautiful. I love it.

thank you!! glad you enjoye

This was hauntingly beautiful...thank you for making it. 

"hauntingly beautiful," i love that. thanks!!