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Traverse through the haunted halls of Ward 17 and beyond, dark forces are afoot throughout this cursed hospital, the question is, can you escape? 

Ward 17 is a game developed solely by K Simpson (Myself) and is a short first person pixel styled, Puzzle/Adventure Horror Game, with two different possible endings...


W,A,S,D to move

Space bar to Jump over obstacles

R to Restart Level

Escape to Quit Game

Walk over items/notes/keys to interact in game

Game Engine - Unreal Engine 4

Development Background Info:

This game was developed from concept in 6 days, after the surprising hit - Remorse of Revelations, a game developed in approx 3 days by myself (as a solo game jam entry into the UE4 Spring Jam 2020), this game is an update on that similar concept, and expands on similar gameplay mechanics derived from that game, with improved lighting, texture detail and environment variety...  

Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
(6 total ratings)
GenreAdventure, Puzzle
TagsAtmospheric, First-Person, Horror, intense, Mystery, Retro


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Ward_17.zip 167 MB


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I play your game at 14:41.

Got me numerous times, I can never get used to being chased! Great game.

Check out my video.

Thanks man! Happy you liked this one!


Thanks for sharing your game with us! It was pretty neat, great art style and you got me a couple of times, I did a recording of three of your games as a three scary game video and it was pretty neat, only thing I'd comment on is the game audio, was super loud. Besides that it was awesome!!



An interesting game. It was fun testing it.

I have to walk...

SKIP TO 5:18!!!

Thanks for the feedback ๐Ÿ‘


such a great game. I had a lot of fun playing this on my channel

Thanks ๐Ÿ‘ Glad you had fun playing it


Played your game for my channel! It was very well made and I had a great time playing it! The jump scares definitely got me lol

Thanks! Glad you had a great time playing it! :D


the freaking jumpscares almost killed me but this game was fun to play!

Thanks man! Glad you had fun playing it ๐Ÿ‘


I liked the story with this one! The jumpscares got me a lot as well, they were well done!  I didn't notice the papers on the benches in my playthrough, I would potentially move them to a easier location to find. Granted, I could just suck at noticing them. XD Overall it was really good! Keep up the awesome work!


Thanks for the feedback man! Glad you enjoyed it overall! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘


Love this.

Cheers ๐Ÿ‘


(Your game begins at 13:05) 

Well then. Ward 17.

I will say this for it - it is startling as all hell! You got some great sound design going and some well placed suden jumpscares... but that's kind of all you have. While I adore the oddly crude monsters, they don't really offer anything - you just go from room to room, pick up a key and walk at a leisurely pace away from a different monster each time that behaves exactly the same.

Technically, it's solid enough. But there's very little meat to the bones here in terms of a scary game. Nonetheless, I had fun, and your monsters definitely gave me a good laugh!
Keep it going and I am sure there' ssome great stuff from you later!

Thanks for the in depth feedback! Really helps! :D 


This game was horrifying in a very child like way. the graphics aren't the best but it plays into the games very nicely. A very simple game but is exacted almost perfectly. I recommend this game highly, my only problem with the game is the looping sound but the pacing is good enough that it doesn't have time to get on your nerves.

Thanks for the feedback man! The looping sound effects was due to time contraints, but glad to see pacing was successful ๐Ÿ‘


I really loved this game. It has a creepy atmosphere and accurate jump scares. I'm looking forward for your upcoming projects. THANK YOU.

No problem! Thank you for playing it! ๐Ÿ‘  (Speaking of upcoming projects, dropping something very soon on here, so keep and eye out for it!)





A fun jumpscarey game of dank ghosts. Lol I'll be checking out more games in the future from you!

Thanks! :D


Super scary game, loved it all.

YouTuber:  Fellowplayer


Not bad for a short horror game, keep up the good work :)


Thanks very Much ๐Ÿ‘

Is the game finished and needs no more updates?

Yeah, its a short game, however, there is a game I am working on that will have updates/ongoing developments as the scope is larger, and will have a short demo released in the coming weeks


I loved this game, I am glad you referred me to it

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Glad you loved it, and you're welcome ๐Ÿ‘


I had to play this after Remorse of revelations, and i wasn't dissapointed! Really love the art style, look forward towards your future projects!

Thanks very much! As with always, got another project in the works (though it'll be larger scale once again, so next release will be a little longer), anyways, glad you liked the games so far, and cheers for sharing your playthroughs!


No Problem, Thank you for the experience! I'll keep my eye out for the next one!!


This was pretty good! Some decent jump scares, but what really shines is the variety of ghosts that roam the halls. I would love to get a bit more of a back story on some of them, that would add to the immersion! Otherwise, great game!


Thanks very much for the feedback, funny you mentioned lore/backstory, as that is indeed something I'm looking to expand/improve upon on for a future project, thanks for the kind words, also, thanks for sharing your playthrough! :)  

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That was scary for sure :D 

Thanks! :D


Amazing game dev managed to get all endings :D i hope you enjoy my gameplay 

Cheers :D


Pretty cool, I dig it. Kinda creepy and I love the pixelated style. Nice job!


Thanks man, glad you liked it!


It was a pretty fun game to play to be honest. Really good work (I got scared)! Anyways, I hope you enjoy this video of the game! 


Seen your playthrough, was hilarious throughout, and cheers for the kind words!


No problem! And thanks, good to know my humor is funny.

It doesn't seem to want to run. I double click the icon, and nothing happens. :(

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D o you mean the .exe? Thats strange, did you copy out the the Ward 17 folder from the zip? Possibly could be related to PC specs

What are the recommended specs?  Looks like a simple enough game graphically. :)

I personally have a GTX 1070 Ti, though it shouldn't need that much horsepower, any middle of the road Nvidia GPU by this year should run it fine, did you have any luck getting it run since? :)