A downloadable game for Windows

V.H.S is a first person horror game where the player can change the frequency of the camera to reveal either the environment or the monsters. But only one at a time.

V.H.S was made in 48h for the Global Game Jam 2017, at the Isart Digital in Paris. This is the post-jam version.

The game is best played with an Xbox controller (playable with mouse and QWERTY keyboard too).

Credits :

Game Design - Julien Metzger
Game Art - Pierre Brouchet / Swann Klein
Game Programming - Antoine Bordes / Antoine Eschenbrenner
Sound Design - Aurélien Montero

The original version of the game that we made in 48h can be found here: http://globalgamejam.org/2017/games/vhs-videohorrorstory

WARNING: The game can trigger seizure to some persons. It contain flashing lights and repetitive rapid noise effects on screen.

More information

Published17 days ago
Tagsggj2017, Global Game Jam, Horror, vhs
Average durationA few minutes
InputsKeyboard, Mouse, XBox 360 controllers


VHS Game (46 MB)


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Concept was good, and the monsters were pretty terrifying, but I feel as though rather than surfing through frequencies, it should have been a quick button press. Otherwise, good game!

Thanks so much!

We had the one button press in mind for a moment, but it takes away a part of the stress you can get from changing frequencies. Actually we want to lose the player a little bit in the environment with such a mechanic. :)

Nice video btw !

I really like the concept of the game! I love how I was basically in control of the environment and how I have to be smart about my actions or else I boned myself lol. but I would really love to see you guys expand on this game (why we're in this place to begin with, what's going on, what's up with the monster, etc etc) otherwise it was a really great game for being made in a short amount of time! Hope to see more from you guys! :D

Thanks for the nice comments !

No problem, you guys deserve it! :D

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I really like the concept, but I feel the levels are slightly to tight/cramped for it to really shine. Much of the time I had to just go in randomly and scout ahead, because trying to figure out the layout of objects and avoiding the monster at the same time is a bit hard :D

Loved the visuals and the areas though. The way things looks really works well.

With slightly more space and fewer tight corridors this could be a really cool thing! Want to see more in the future!

Nice video ! Losing a little bit the player by figuring out the environment and where the monster is, is actually the whole point of the game :)

The game was made in 48 hours, so yeah, the level design is not the best you can get, it can be tight sometimes. If we make a bigger game, it won't like that we think.

ah fair enough! It''s a really neat concept so I'm hoping to see more from you guys in the future! For a 48hr game you really did a good job with the game mechanics and atmosphere

DON'T WATCH THIS ! | V.H.S : Video.Horror.Story Full Gameplay Walkthrough


Thanks for the video !

Nice idea! I'll have to try this out sometime! Looks good too, well done!

Go on, have a look :)

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I loved this game, the frequency mechanic is amazing, creative, unique, and just frustrating enough to add a great deal of tension in using it, I did need a bit more explanation, as there is a very large frequency bar and only the 2 frequencies that exist, but I figured it out. Also loved the atmosphere and monster design. I think I the sensitivity of the monster was high for my play-through, I've watched other videos since that have gotten much closer to the monster without setting off the kill screen, but it was still fun and I hope to see more of this in the future, 5/5 Great work and thank you!

You're welcome ! Thanks for playing the game !

I'm just a smaller YouTuber and really cant compare to all the other videos on this site, but I will give my two cents. I really liked it, it was very unique and well thought out.

The gameplay mechanics were a little clunky, but I think that worked more in favor of the game than against it. A big critique I had though was how frustrating it was when the monsters got close to you and the filter of the camera adjusted itself. I'd get caught on things in the environment I was initially trying to avoid that I could no longer see.

While that does also add to the panic of the game, it also made it kinda frustrating and took me a little bit to get used to. Nevertheless, the game was put together very nicely. 8.5/10 https://youtu.be/5qGdAwOYrZc

Thanks for the feedbacks ! The frequency changes when the monster see you are done on purpose, we wanted something new for a horror game, not like the hundreds of other games you can get most of the time (walk, jumpscare, over, that's it). We wanted that the player feel more active and think about what he is doing in the environment.

Very cool and very creepy. Overall great atmosphere. I really liked the visual effects and how it wasn't quite obvious what to do but wasn't cheap about it.

I could see these ideas incorporated into a longer game.

I made a video of my playthrough:

Glad you liked it !

god no that shits creepy af

Ha ha ! We love that kind of comment, thanks !

Very interesting concept, grat ambiance.

I hope you keep doing games like these. Thanks a lot.

Here is my let's play.

You're welcome, thanks for the video !

I can see now why DVDs superseded VHS tapes.


Thanks for the video ! When did you record it ? You're playing with an old version of the game.

Hey there! Sorry, played it a while ago and it got eaten by my editing pile so only just got round to it :p

What's changed in the new version? Might have to replay :D

Some tweaks for a better understanding of the game mostly. It's the same game basically don't worry, if you want to give another go, feel free to do it :)

Excellent concept! The frequency mechanic was really unique and it was very impressive that this was created in such a short time. Keep up the good work and I hope to see some more excellent content in the future!

Check out my channel for similar videos (MastaCGaming) :-)

Thanks for the nice words !

Hey, I just wanted to say that I loved this game and made a vid of me playiing it. It's so good! Looking forward to more content from you guys!!

Thanks for the nice comments !


I loved the game it scare jumped me a little and i was so into the game all and all it was a pretty good game i wish it was longer though. But again I loved it. THANKS FOR THE AWESOME GAME!!

Hey you're welcome ! Nice video !

Although I did not make it that far, this game was a great play haha the whole creepy aspect nailed, with the whole switching frequencies thank you for the experience!


He he you were almost at the end of the game :). Thanks for the comments !

Haha thought so, just got freaked out, but thanks for replying I am glad you at least found the gameplay at least entertaining and it made ya chuckle abit! XD I liked it, thank you for giving me the chance to play!

This game was fantastic! Very scary.

Glad you loved it !

This game put me on edge and I obviously was a tad confused on what to do but I will be coming back to this at some point. The monster and the atmosphere creeps me out man xD You have a great horror game here guys, very good concept and very different to the indie horror games I've played, you have a lot of potential i this game guys, good job! I'll be recommending people to play it and give their take on it!

I also made a let splay if you're interested :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzyzwfkLYhg

We made the game in only 2 days, so it was a little bit rushed, we really didn't expect that some people will be scared like that. :)

It's cool to see that tou liked it a lot !

Haha yeah no worries, you guys did a great job regardless, especialy scaring the shit outta me, 5/5 rating for sure! :D

Great concept man! I love games that are a bit realistic, and give some logical reason for the gameplay style, the atmosphere is cool too, 'twas fun to play :D

Here's a video I made:

if you want to check, best of luck for the full release, can't wait for more original content from you guys!

It's nice to hear that liked the game !

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I really enjoyed playing this game and i really like the game mechanics that are established in this game which makes this game very unique! also is the monster a praying mantis or something because i already made a joke about it looking like one lol

Nice that you liked the game ! We didn't thought it could look like a praying mantis :). Most of the time, people compare it to something totally different.

I played this a few days ago, pretty freaky

Glad you liked it !

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