A downloadable Horror for Windows, macOS, and Linux


237 is a Narrative-Psychological First Person Horror game based on Stanley Kubrick's imagining of The Shining. 


237 takes place inside Danny's mind several years after the events of The Shining, But the Overlook Hotel still calls, attracts and manipulates Danny.  But one day he finds himself in the hallway of his nightmares, The hallways and the contents inside deconstruct his mind and his psyche. Now its up to Danny, to make a difficult choice.


Created By:  GameDevOverdose

Music & Sound Design By:  Befly



VeryHotShark: First Person Controller

Updated 5 days ago
Published 6 days ago
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Tags3D, Atmospheric, Dark, First-Person, Horror, Narrative, Psychological Horror, Unity

Install instructions

1. Download the .zip file

2. Extract the .zip file

3. Run the .exe file


237 PC 164 MB
237 Mac 167 MB
237 Linux 166 MB


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The Shining est l'un de mes films d'horreur préférés, alors quand j'ai vu ce jeu apparaître, j'ai dû y jouer !! Tant de nostalgie dans les références, l'atmosphère et chaque petite pièce qui s'est produite tout au long.


The Shining is one of my favorite horror movies so when I saw this game pop up I had to play it!! So much nostalgia in the references, the atmosphere, and each little piece that happened throughout.

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I honestly fell asleep playing this. This isn't a horror game, its a walking simulator that takes P.T. and 'The Theater' Creepy Pasta - and somehow finds a way to make it excessively boring, perhaps only bringing up 'The Shining' as a way to lure fans of the movie to download this game.

There is no substance here, you walk slowly down a repeating hallway 20 times, then 'something different happens' that is so subtle, so bland, so luke-warm, that it simply 'happens' for one entire hallway, then? After going through a door? Continues being a plain, boring hallway for another 20 hallways until the next Luke-warm 'different hallway' happens. It is a waste of time.


As The Shining is one of my all-time favorite films, I was stoked to find this game. 237 is paced well, allowing the player to relive some of the film’s scariest scenes, but does so in a way that builds suspense slow burn-style. A P.T.-style game at its core, there are times when you feel like very little is happening, but I’m not sure if the horror element would be effective if you stacked the scariest scenes back-to-back. I enjoyed this, though the film and book are rich in lore, so there’s a lot that can be done with it. Now, all I need is a game based on Hitchcock’s Psycho, and I’ll be good. 


Nice job, but toooo repetitive


As a fan of the movie, I must say you captured the spirit of it quite well in this game. The elevator, Room 237, and Grady twins scenes were awesome and sent chills down my spine just as the scenes in the movie did. I really enjoyed this game. Great work!


This was a really cool game!


This game brought back some memories for sure! The Shining remains one of the scariest stories ever in my humble opinion and sticks with me to this day! Very cool to get to experience it in a game! Any chance of a larger game?

Thanks a lot for the review! and as for the game itself, it was made for a Game Jam/Festival and I don't really have any intent right now to take the concept further, but who knows.


Fair enough. Happy you did what you did! The Shining hasnt really been put into a game before I dont think.

Thanks for sharing


This brought back a lot of memories of when I watched The Shining for the first time as a kid. This was a nice continuation of the story and provides satisfactory closure. While the game is very slow paced, I feel that is necessary to add to the story of the game and the slow build of emotion it provides. Great game! 




i spent like an hour trying to analyze it to see if i missed anything but no this game  is just shit


Have you ever watched The Shining?

I'd also love to know if you have read The Shining (by Stephen King) or watched the movie (by Stanley Kubrick). Perhaps you don't understand this game for a reason.

I'd also love to know if you have read The Shining (by Stephen King) or watched the movie (by Stanley Kubrick). Perhaps you don't understand this game for a reason.


really really enjoyed this game such a good idea for a game! Loved it! Please check out my play through below 


Hello, beautiful game, thanks for such a good game, I want you to help me and subscribe to my channel:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7Ze0stcmF5zKGiRwGj2RJA?sub_confirmation=1


This game THIS game is awesome Loved it and I have to say would love to see more from you 


I only get a few doors deep and it freezes, where I can still hear myself walking forward, but the video is frozen. :(


lucky you, this game is a waste of disk space

Why get so angry at a *free* indie game that you have to spam its comments section?


hi, big thx for the great game. only bad is that you use copyright stuff my friend. but the game is wow. greetings from rosti


I gave the game a shot and while it's ok, I feel like there's a bit too much walking and not enough things  happening during the walk. Besides that, the story might be a bit lost on me since I never watched The Shining. But that's just me.

Here's my channel for other games I have played. http://www.youtube.com/c/Levont


This is actually the first "horror" game I had to quiet. I think I was almost at Act 5 (if there even is an Act 5). 
I didn't like this game. The only good part was when you entered that one room that opened and a little bit after that. That was okay and scary but the rest was just so so so boring. Lights are out, voices in your head, blood things on the wall and blah blah.
It takes too long for something to happen and I didn't get the story at all.
Sorry that's really the worst "horror" game I've played so far. 


Pretty cool. It has some slow moments but it's still pretty creepy. And I think any fan of The Shining will appreciate this game. Nice job!

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I watched the videos, interested in playing this. It'd be great if you made a linux port if it's possible.Can't seem to launch it via Wine. It's made with Unity, right?


We're planning to put out an update that fixes some of the issues our players have been facing, so we'll keep the Linux build in mind too.

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Thank you for considering it! I managed to run it with Proton 5.0-9, the only issue was around 2 screen freezes per level and the movement became extremely slow then picked up pace (don't know if it's by design). Since I played it I'm going to leave a review.

I liked that the game doesn't overdo the creepiness and avoids jumpscares so that's a plus. I liked the idea that it's based on The Shining. Overall mild to moderately creepy game but decent enough. Somethings to think:

1) Act I: the writing on the floor "ITS ME JACK" or something should be "IT'S", if I read correctly.

2) The last/penultimate act,probably: there's a visible gap between the axe breaking the door https://imgur.com/aAsjyuT Unless it's meant to be hanging there, it should pierce it. Also some axes with blood would be better against a specific door maybe that can be opened or knocked by the player.

3) For its entirety the game is walking through the corridors and doesn't get creepy until Act 2/3. So to make it more interactive/increase the subtle creepiness it can use some:

  A) A mild background music for Act 1 or the parts that doesn't have any sound, for tension. Maybe varying the volume when the player doesn't expect is a good idea. Some footstep sounds since Danny is walking, a few more in the rooms maybe. Sound of the twin sister's/mom crying/scared/playing/chuckling. Knocking sound in the doors.

B) Make the player look back, maybe including creepy stuff as the player moves forward is a good idea.

4) Multiple clocks and Jack's old photos in the last act felt a bit overdone but the pages from printer against the doors was good. Also there was a repeated scene with frames rotating under red light, since the hallway already repeats and it's a short game, I think it would be better to change that to something else. Maybe flashbacks etc...!

5) It would be better if doors could be interacted (atleast knocking) with, maybe atleast some of them.

6) Rather than only Jack's voice after the credits if all the dead people appeared again (with voice in background), it would be better I think. Or atleast references to them, not just in pictures on the wall.

Things I liked: Flickering lights, the twin sister scene, room 237 (was it?) with bright light, the blood scene, references in the wall, subtle creepy undertone to it, progressing music to it.

Overall I enjoyed it, certainly good for a free game. I was mildly bored for Act 1 and 2, enjoyed 3 and 4,5 was okay. I thought this as Danny's dream, kind of Inception-y like, the hallway was repeating etc. like the maze in the garden.The suggestions are my own opinion from a player's perspective on what could improve the gameplay. Thanks!


Good game i like how this could have happend after the movie.


ran into a problem with this but man the game was cool i loved it!




Amazing game dev :D i hope you enjoy my gameplay 

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Very very nice game ,  great job , i love the shining movie !!  My gameplay is Here = 


I can't find the game file after unzipping it


Hello, here's the steps to downloading the game:-

1. First of all you need to extract the zip file and after you're done with that this is the folder you'll see.

2. After That just open this folder and run the .exe file named "237.exe"

If you're still not able to find the .exe file, I would suggest re-downloading  the game, that will definitely solve the issue.

I hope this was helpful, if you encounter any other issue let me know.