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Your new home.

You are compelled towards the garden unlike any other. Its beauty and wonder enchants you. Blood has been spilt on holy lands. In the forest lies a structure of great power that holds the key to restoring balance. Purge those who worship the false gods. Restore peace to the garden of the universe.

A game by Ruben Tipparach

Music by Simone Peltier

Concept Art by Irina Levin


  • WASD, Mouse, Space - Movement
  • LMB - Shoot
  • F - Melee
  • E - Interact
  • ESC- Menu
  • 1,2 - Change weapons


The game is currently in development, only about half done out of what was scoped.  Your support means a whole ton lot to me, so leave a comment, grab a download, or follow me on itch or twitter for updates on the completed version of this game which will include more of a backstory, more enemies, guns, and eventually I hope to do vehicles and voiced/dialogued characters. Once again, thank you so much for playing and checking out the project. I really appreciate all your feedback.

Updated 22 days ago
Published 25 days ago
StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, macOS
AuthorRuben Tipparach
GenreAction, Shooter
TagsFPS, Horror, Sci-fi, Space


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Sacred Gardens Jam Build Windows v0.1.2a 143 MB
Sacred Gardens Jam Build MacOSX v0.1.2a 147 MB

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Very well done. The AI has an awareness problem: you can stand a few feet away and it wont notice you unless you come closer. On th second level, when you fight in that circle area with the souls going to the roof, the AI wont notice the edges of the platform and most of them will fall to their death.

What i strongly recommend adding is a sprint button. Maybe aiming down the sights would be nice, but sprintint is a must.

Congratulations, the game is awesome!


Hey there, thanks for playing Paul! I am for sure working on those fixes, and will get them out sometime in the next month. For sure, there are a lot of bugs with the AI since I rushed a lot of the combat stuff towards the end of the jam. Thanks for your suggestions, I really appreciate it! :)

I am absolutely in love with your game. The atmosphere, those Halo CE vibes, the skybox with those other orbitals, the ships patrolling the skies, the gun effects and sounds. Clearly a lot of care has gone into this game.

I can't wait to see what else you have in store.


Like it

Damn. The Nostalgia is real. I really appriciate the Halo CE vibe and feel this game has to it. It is obvious that you guys have taken some inspiration from there, which I can appriciate. The gameplay was smooth and fun, graphics good (as can be within this style). Enemies had variaty and did not become too repetitive. The audio was good too, also much like in the open world of the second mission in Halo CE. Now all we need is an even larger open world and the iconic warthog! :D Yet another gem from The Haunted PS1 game jam. Good job!



The map and the sky were so well built... I had a lot of fun playing, I felt on a Sunday morning !

pretty cool game but i searched everywhere and couldnt find the 2nd green emerald or whatever it is called

 it's in the forest to the right of the temple as you are approaching

cant believe i didnt see it

It reminded me a lot of halo, even if it's short I love it

Great stuff so far. Please, please finish it. You have my support.

If you attack from a distance, the enemy will not attack

hi, big thx for the nice but hard game. greetings from rosti 😀

Hey Rosti! Thanks for playing!

This one's pretty fun. I dig the style, man. Nice job!


Awesome video! Glad you enjoyed it

cool retro

Glad you enjoyed another one of my games :) I remember your video from Hearth!

:D you so sweet ... i like your game .. and love retro psx.... i like horror and creepy :D nice meet u