Gloom and Doom is a visual novel throwback to 90s slacker movies - complete with the solitude and sarcastic retorts - but with a supernatural twist. Push a powerful but unmotivated wraith to complete his stagnated quest to enter heaven, while trying to kill the suicidal but unkillable Doom Bringer.
All Reviews:
Positive (22) - 100% of the 22 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jan 17, 2021

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“Gloom and Doom is proof that short games can also deliver in the areas of story, characterisation, and most importantly, enjoyment.”
Geek Culture

“This is not your average visual novel. Gloom and Doom is a masterpiece hidden in a brown paper wrapper, and hopefully you unwrap it.”
Real Otaku Gamer

“The art consistently pops, and the character designs are some of the most distinctive and stylish I’ve seen in visual novels.”
Fair Plays by Wes

About This Game

Life sucks, but immortality sucks more!

Gloom is an ancient wraith trying to earn his way into Heaven by killing demons for an exploitative angel. Wynona is a depressed young girl who is convinced she is the Doom Bringer that will end the world.

His final task is to kill her and she's trying to die - it should be a match made in heaven. But here's the catch: She's unkillable. Gloom and Wynona will have to deal with the agents of both Heaven and Hell if they are going to discover their destinies and escape from their empty and repetitive lives.

And then there's the big dilemma: Should you save the world from a demon apocalypse, or save her soul?

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  • 90s outcast movies:
    The type of moody characters and isolated urban environments reminiscent of your favorite scenes from The Crow, Reality Bites, Edward Scissorhands, and Before Sunrise.
  • A quirky cast of characters:
    Banter with unique characters like a skateboarding angel, a demon girl-next-door best friend, and the least humane humans around.

  • A dark coming-of-age tale about a young girl and her ghostly guardian:
    The two main characters are stuck in a repetitive cycle of frustration and loneliness, not knowing what they're meant to do. But together they'll inspire each other to push for change, kill a few demons... and maybe destroy the world.
  • Scratchy hand-drawn visuals:
    Original artwork in the style of 90s spandex superhero comics, with bold black outlines and heavily-inked blocks of shadows.

  • 7 endings to uncover:
    You could save the girl, earn a place in Heaven, or cause the end of the world. Subtle and in-your-face choices throughout the game affect the sets of endings possible when you reach the final act.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

This game contains content not appropriate for all ages, such as strong language, sexual innuendo, some instances of cartoon violence and references to self-harm and depression.

System Requirements

    • OS *: Windows 7
    • Processor: 1.8GHz Dual-Core CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated Graphics
    • Storage: 381 MB available space
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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