A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

Murder. Blood. Love.

Play as a beautiful young woman alone in the forest--or play as a grotesque old creature alone in a decaying windmill. Both must confront the dark corners of their pasts--and determine their futures. Does the future hold love and happiness? Or death and madness? You decide.

In the style of the Gothic novels you know and love, Black Mill is a narrative-based, character-driven game with four possible endings, full voice acting, and an eerily photo-realistic art style that blends the hand-drawn with the photographic.


Content issues:

This game does contain blood, partial nudity, suggestiveness, and brief language, but it is all conveyed in an implicit or cartoon manner. (Bear in mind that many books or artwork in the Gothic tradition were considered shocking in their day as well; Black Mill does its best to pay homage to the materials that inspired its creation.)


Install instructions

For everyone:

This game can have very long wait periods while loading the next level(s). Please be patient.


For Windows:

Download the .zip file for your device: if you have a 64-bit Windows, download the file ending in"Win64," or if you have a 32-bit device instead, download the file ending in "Win32."

After the download is complete, extract the contents. Remember to keep all the contents together in one location! Next, double-click the executable; you should see a splash-screen, and then the game should start.


For Mac:

Download and run the package (.zip) file ending in "MacOSX."


For Linux:

Download the .zip file for your device: if you have a 64-bit Linux, download the file ending in "Linux64," or if you have a 32-bit device instead, download the file ending in "Linux32."

After the download is complete, extract the contents. Remember to keep all the contents together in one location! Next, run the executable; you should see a splash-screen, and then the game should start.


If the game does not run or is otherwise technically faulty, PLEASE CONTACT ME! You can use the comments below, or email me at tawnysplace22@gmail.com.

Download

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Black Mill_edit_Win64.zip 974 MB
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Black Mill_edit_Win32.zip 972 MB
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Black Mill_edit_MacOSX.zip 989 MB
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Black Mill_edit_Linux64.zip 975 MB
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Black Mill_edit_Linux32.zip 977 MB

Development log

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The .exe doesn't work for me on windows? looks like it opens then immediately crashes

Did you download the .pck file? 

For Windows, you need both the .exe and the .pck (it's the file called "Black Mill_edit.pck"). Also, the two files need to be placed in the same location on your PC in order for the game to run.

I hope this helps, and sorry for the inconvenience.

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Good evening, ladies and gentlemen,  monsters and murderers.

Welcome to Black Mill, a submission to the Gothic Novel Jam. It is best played with headphones in a dark room. Enjoy!