A downloadable game for Windows and macOS
First Winter, Pacific’s sequel is now in production. Follow @firstwintergame for updates!
Created by Dan Sanderson @danthaiwang
Patreon Page: https://www.patreon.com/danthaiwang
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Really creepy game. Keep up the good work!
Dark and alter hallways. Good game!
Fun and interesting game! It gave me some ideas on history too!
The beds had boners!!!
The shifting hallways really through me for a loop. Loved it!
It was a really fun little game, good work :)
That one chair in the was the cherry on top of such a interesting and terrific game
It was a good experience,the dark atmosphere made me scared all the time waiting for something to appear.
Keep it up
can u update it to 64 bit?
this was a good game with good pacing and plays on the player's paranoia
Is Mac version compiled to 32-bit? It looks like it is when I try to run the game and modern Mac OS only accepts 64-bit
Pain, thats why I reverted mi updates so I can play 32-bit games (more games), you should too...
Hey man, I can't really remember since I published this about 4 years ago. I can try to build a new version but might take me a while.
In the meantime, feel free to give First Winter a go. It's the remake/sequel to this game and I think you'll be able to run it on your Mac ok. https://danthai.itch.io/first-winter
Whoops, I just unintentionally trolled you, by linking to First Winter and it doesn't have a mac build. I remember people having trouble with it. If I get time this weekend I'll try to check it out and see if I can work something out.
I didnt even know First winter had a prequel lmao thank you dan sanderson for the memorable experience!
I gave it a go - 11:24 -
did you expand this to become first winter because I saw a lot of the same room changing and map lay out that happend in that game. Good job
Yes, you're right! To quote the page description:
"...In June 2017 Dan Sanderson published a micro horror game on itch.io called Pacific which, to his surprise, was picked up and praised by popular horror YouTubers such as MrKravin, Markiplier, John Wolfe, GirlGamerGab and RaedwulfGamer. Enthused by over 1.5 Million views and featured in Waypoint Vice and IGN's '12 Awesome Games you might've missed', First Winter was born. First Winter is a remake/sequel to Pacific and continues the theme of nuclear war."
Glad you got to play Pacific too, so you could see where it all started!
Well would of help if I had read that before making the comment. My denfense is I am an idiot. You ever played layers of fear because your games have a lot in common with that game in sense of the same doors leading to different areas and stuff like that. Was there any real story to this because the tapes that you picked up in this seemed like clips from old timey raido broadcasts and if there was a stroy here I had a bit of problem following it so I love to hear your take on what you trying to make it,
Playing this after being awake for 26 hours and occasionally nodding off just to be awakened by the music and inevitably staring into a blank wall was quite some experience.
Wow, just seen this. That sounds absolutely terrifying. I hope the dreams weren't too disturbing. The music is a bit chewwy.
-Made a Video.
This video was uploaded year ago, i just forgot to share it that time.
8/10 - First Winter is better.
This game was honestly my introduction to Indie horror games. I really like all of the twisting and changing corridors, and even though the graphics are so simple, the bed scene still scared me. Really like it and I can't wait to play First Winter.
Very good game!! But.. I would love to know, will there every be a day when the first game is free? I mean, I played it but I have some friends who wanna play it, and even though it's a fair price.. are like me: pretty much broke lol
Thanks for the message dude. I’m glad you enjoyed it. I’m afraid First Winter won’t ever be Free. Its not that I need the small amount of money that it earns (and it’s not much) but whenever I do withdraw funds from itch I donate it to charity. Don’t get me wrong, I’m no Ghandi; it’s just that I know someone else can use $100 more than me (I’ll probably spend it on beer or bills).
It’s already very cheap considering how much time and energy was invested into making it. It’s a bit like if you wanted to buy GTA or Call of Duty. You know how it’s really expensive but you still find the money to buy it because you want the game and you don’t have access to the developers to ask for it to be free? Well it’s like that except First Winter costs less than a Big Mac or a Starbucks coffee. In fact if your friends saved 1 cent every day from now on they could afford it by May next year! It REALLY IS not much money is it? Less than $2... Maybe since Christmas is coming up you could by them each a copy? Season of good will and all that!
Thanks for the kind words.
I personally enjoyed Pacific, it has a very interesting atmosphere. In reality something like this really could happen you really never know.
I highly recommend playing this
I really like the pixelated art style with the fog. It gave this sense of unknowing fear from the lack of detailed information you could gather, which made you mind start working on what it could be.
Glad you enjoyed it. Hopefully you'll get a lot out of First Winter too!
It’s a good question. I’ve actually made quite liberal use of the slash. Sequel/Remake. Make your own mind up 😉
Dan,this game is a kind of prototype of First Winter? Cool game. It seems a mix of pixelated between Layer Of Fear and P.T. Very good, congratulations.
A really scary game. We enjoyed it very much.
Here is a short video we made while playing:Keep up the good work !!!
Had a lot of fun with this game and the transitions between the rooms was a cool touch!
add an enemy please and make sure it a scary one
There are lots of games with enemies. This one doesn’t have one.
yeah but add one please for god sake
No it doesn't need an enemy.
what do you mean ? yes it does just like any other horror game otherwise the point of the suspense and tension if there no sense of actual horror or danger in the game itself ? at some piont have to release the tension or else it will eventually loose the it appeal and the scary side of it because it meant to last for that long tension and suspense are use in horror to give the player that feeling of anxiety and fear of being watch or stalked by something evil and keep the gamers wandering whenit going to come on if it come out after a while the gamer realize that nothing there to then the whole thing becomes useless espcially when it doesnt the expectation of the player unfortunally developers on focus on the fisrt side that there another side of it because that how it woks .....anyway it your choice wether if you want to add an enemy or not that your game good luck in the futuer
Thanks for the future good luck. I trust you won't enjoy my latest game either ;)
Firstly, Pacific is a highly atmospheric and tense experience. It's roughly 10 minutes of game play. The characteristic of the game is that despite all your apprehension of progressing any further, the reality is that there is no physical threat and that you've wound yourself up for no logical reason.
Secondly the subject matter is nuclear weapons and atomic testing in the 50's and 60's. The enemy is all around you; and I'm not intending to sound pretentious with that. The devastation of the nuclear blast and the side effects of the radiation surround you for the duration of this short experience. How could I possibly put a monster in there or some other kind of enemy? What would be the point and what purpose would it serve (in a story sense)?
There are thousands of games available that have an enemy in there chasing you around but Pacific is not one of them.
Greetings from Germany. I really liked your the game, the pixelated look is awesome and it had some scary moments. Keep the good work up. ^^
Pretty good Pixelated horror game really enjoyed it!
Can I please record myself playing this.
Of course. I would love to see you play this. Thanks for asking.
I did an LP of this on my channel. I quite enjoyed it, I always love when people do the whole changing layout thing.
It was very spooky! i really loved it! looking for more in future!
Thanks for taking the time to play it and make a video dude. Sequel is very close to completion! Follow @firstwintergame on twitter for updates.
Nicely done. Atmospheric, twists and turns.
I'm in love with sounds and mechanics of this game! That was so creepy and atmospheric.
Thanks so much for playing Pacific. I’m glad you enjoyed it. It was definitely a game about atmosphere rather than jump scares. FYI I’m currently working on the sequel/remake. 😉
great sound design. that's how a game should be. keep it up guys :)
That was SCARY! GOD!!!