A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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CABOUS is a short, first-person exploration game, based on true story.  A story about memory-driven nightmares that can follow a person for the rest of their life, childhood trauma, hope, and the healing power of letting go.

In this game, you play as a young lady who has been imprisoned for a long time by the memories of her father's abandonment as a kid.  Releasing those memories will free her from this nightmare.  However, as she progresses, she will be tormented by creatures of the night, which symbolize the terrible ideas and beliefs she formed as a child growing up in a dysfunctional family.

CABOUS (pronounced kābūs) is the Arabic term for a frightening nightmare.

Key Features:

  • For fans of horror/thriller games.
  • Emotional, intimate story by a one-person team.
  • Featuring a gorgeous soundtrack by acclaimed artists like Chris Zabriskie and Savfk.
  • A short game (between 30 to 45 minutes) focused on story with some maze-like platform. 


The tree of memories will live forever.

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rated 1.0 out of 5 stars
(1 total ratings)
GenreAdventure, Puzzle
Tags3D, Atmospheric, First-Person, Horror, Mental Health, Retro, Short, Thriller


Buy Now$3.99 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $3.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:

CABOUS.zip 183 MB
CABOUS_Linux.zip 194 MB
CABOUS_Mac.zip 186 MB


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I am at the memory unlock point just past the hospital but I am not being given the option to unlock it. Usually the mouse cursor will change icons when I can unlock one but nothing is happening here. Is there something you have to do at the hospital first ? I have heard the voice over narration about the main character's mother being in the hospital.


Walking is way too slow, and running is on a very short timer. When replaying, this makes the game tedious and not fun. Needs either faster walk or gamesaves. Very nice otherwise. 

I had a great time watching this review about my game. 

Thank you for your analysis of the game.