A downloadable game for Windows and macOS

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~ hypnos ~

Inspired by Myst, explore a strange island while discovering an intriguing plot. Features 30-60 minutes of exploration and puzzle-solving gameplay.



WASD to move
Mouse to look
Click to activate
Escape for menu

Default gamepad settings are for Xbox 360 controllers, but double-check your Input settings to be sure. :)


This was the most fun I've ever had working on a project. Thank you to Sophie Houlden for hosting this Myst Jam!

PlatformsWindows, macOS
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
AuthorBen Thornburg
TagsAtmospheric, Exploration, Mystery, Singleplayer


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Hypnos.zip 154 MB
Hypnos.app.zip 137 MB


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I can't find the game in the downloaded folder. Can someone please help?

Hi! Were you able to figure it out? The Windows version has a Hypnos.exe file once you unzip it, and the Mac version is just the Hypnos.app file. Hope you enjoy it!

I loved this game, because the puzzles were quite challenging and you also managed to implement a real "Myst"-esque atmosphere, especially thanks to the nearly mesmerizing background music. Thank you so much for your work! :) Gladly I recommended your jam entry in a little article on our blog as well as I uploaded a quick gameplay video. <3

Best wishes,


I'm glad you enjoyed it! I love the gameplay video you put together. Thanks so much for playing!

<3 You're very welcome, Ben. I'm glad to see that we were able to make you happy with our work! :) Keep it up!

the rocks-in-water puzzle and its map don't line up

Make sure you're staying oriented to the right rocks -- it's really easy to mix them up in some places. :) Thanks for playing!!

I've just completed that part, turned out that what I took to be a fully centered title in the titlebar in windowed mode, (which I used as an orientation aid) was only semi-centered.

I'm stuck on the puzzle that's "inside", any help?


Did you find the note inside? Watch the monitor as you turn the last dial. Thanks for playing! 🙂