A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

At a house in a remote suburb, what you find over the course of one evening, and the decisions you have to make, will test your resolve, your beliefs, and your sanity. 

The Babysitter is a horror adventure and visual novel from Crux Game Studios that features:

+ A compelling fast-paced story 
+ Original art
+ Original soundtrack
+ Choice-based and point-and-click gameplay
+ Bite-sized thrill — average playtime of 45mins - 1 hour.
+ Intense scares!

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The sound was great. Really didn´t expect it. It allows the player to really get immersed in the game and have you tense up.

The only thing that I didn´t like was that there were no footsteps or the footsteps didn´t sound like it. But that´s a really small thing. 

Really great audio.

Hi Suscript, thank you for playing The Babysitter. We're glad you enjoyed the sound fx and the audio!

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Its hard to do creepy is such a short time but The Babysitter did a great job of it! I really enjoyed my playthrough of it and will be looking out for more from you!

Hey there ItsWilson! Thank you for playing the Babysitter and for sharing your playthrough here!

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I gave this game a play, and it was very well done. Short and sweet, never drags, it builds the tension, and you're never quite sure what's going on.  The ending is well earned. Thank you for the experience!

Hey there :) Thank you for playing The Babysitter and for your kind words! We're glad you enjoyed the game.

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Seen this game here for a bit, finally got to play it...very creepy, good story telling, al

most feels like a CreepyPasta!

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Hey Jar Red, thank you for posting your playthrough here :)

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my pleasure! I don't always play visual novel games, but when I do they are scary ones lol nice work with the story and the general creepy atmosphere :)

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Now this is my ending so if you wanna see all of it plz head to my YouTube channel puffedfacevoyia  but this game gave me chills! It was so good I went through it one more time just to make sure I got everything.  That lady in the... (checking behind me)  basement was scary and I'm happy with the ending I  got and if you get a different ending plz let me know. You guys did an awesome job with this game.  I'm ready for the next one. 

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Hi there, thank you for your kind review and for posting your play-through here. :) 

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Managed to get part 2 of the babysitter playthrough uploaded. Hope you guys enjoy. This was such a ride and so intense for me. basicaly the 2nd act really brought the whole game to a close. I'll need to check out your other work now!

Thanks for posting Part 2 of your play-through and for your kind comments!  

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This game is such a hidden gem. Visual novels are super under rated and horror visual novels are just something else. Here is my part 1 of the play through, part 2 coming soon! 

Thank you for your kind comments and for posting your play-through here!

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This was so great. I put on my headphones and hooked up my controller and got so drawn in by it! Thanks for making such a movie quality game. This is really a perfect game to get someone into visual novels who has never played them before.

Hi puzzlebox, thank you for your kind comment! We're glad you enjoyed The Babysitter

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This game was phenomenal!!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!! i loved this game so much! It was so simple but yet so terrifying!!

Thanks for posting your playthrough here, Mimi  :)

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I made two videos, how many endings are there? I want a good one so much! The light blue border is the first video!

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Thank you for playing The Babysitter and for sharing your playthrough videos here :)  They are awesome.

As for your question about the endings,  (without giving away spoilers, we can say that) although the fundamental outcome is similar, major choices do influence the way events play out in the third act. 

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Hello I played this game on my channel! It scared me so HARD!! Go check me out! Thank you!

Hey Andre thank you for playing the game and for posting your playthrough. It was fun watching your reactions! :)

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Hello Crux Game Studios! It was  fun playing your game! Im surprised you actually saw my video! Thank you giving me a chance!

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Just finished game, its good. I was just hoping for more atmosphere oriented game, there sure is overall creepy atmosphere but game rely more on anticipation of jump-scare, so I am hoping for future shifting to other element of horror which is anyway present in game but in smaller and less leading role way.

Thank you for playing The Babysitter and for your feedback!

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I don’t usually do visual novels, but thanks to The Babysitter, that’s going to change. In fact, The Babysitter is so much more than that. The atmosphere drew me right in, and the story is classic slow-burn suspense that builds to a peak. Jump scares are well-placed and scarce, making them effective rather than cheap, and the audio is appropriately foreboding. From the game’s outset, you know something is wrong, but you’re not sure what it is. There is an eeriness to everything and everyone, and throughout the game, I found myself questioning the motives of every character. If you want something genuinely scary to sink your teeth into, The Babysitter does the trick nicely. 

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Thank you for playing The Babysitter and for your kind words. It was great to watch your playthrough and reactions and to  hear your thoughts on the game. Thank you for sharing the video!

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I loved this the build up to the scares the tension and the moments of terror were amazing! i recorded my playthrough but apparently my recording software had problems recording the game and didnt record the screen so i had to change it into a reading! The first part of me reading and reacting is here if you want to watch and the second should be out soon!

Thank you for posting your playthrough. It was great to hear your reactions. Do post the second part when it's done! We're glad you enjoyed The Babysitter!

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great game had me gripped to the edge of my seat from start to finish please make more games like these.

Thank you, we're glad you enjoyed the game :) 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O647T86UMF0

Genuinely one of the best story based horror games ive ever played, I love this thing to death and can't wait to see what else these talented people create. You guys made something wonderful here

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Thank you for the kind words and for posting your play through here :)

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An interesting game. Loved the suspense and the atmosphere.

Thank you for playing our game and for the kind words! 

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This game is very well made... Those jumpscares really got me hard though lol...

Also, I think there are two alternatives to this story:
You leave the house or you stay with Maya, regardless of your trust with Maya's story...

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Thank you for playing! We're glad that you enjoyed the game :)

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This was extremely interesting, and well done!

 

Thank you for playing The Babysitter! We're glad you enjoyed it.

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this was terrifying! i absolutely loved the game and it had me spooked the entire time! gosh the part in the basement really had me scared

Hi there, we're thrilled that you loved the experience; thank you for playing!

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I don't usually play games like this, but wow... This is great! It actually made me jump. The scares were timed perfectly, and it was just all around creepy the whole time. Very nice. Are there different endings if you choose different replies?

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Thank you for your kind words and for playing The Babysitter. We're thrilled you enjoyed (and were spooked by) the game. 

And yes, (without giving away spoilers, we can say that) although the fundamental outcome is similar, major choices do influence the way events play out in the third act. 

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Great job with the music & art work creating a  delightfully foreboding atmosphere!

Thank you for your kind comment and for playing our game! We're glad you enjoyed it.