Pumpkin Eater is a visual novel about grief, pumpkin heads, and human decomposition. 100% medically accurate.
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Very Positive (345) - 89% of the 345 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Nov 17, 2021

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“One of the most unsettling games I’ve ever played[…] Pumpkin Eater is a masterpiece of visual and narrative art. I don’t think they could make it better if they tried. It’s a perfectly succinct and full horror tale unlike any other.”

“The narrative is so riveting that it really pulls you in. The hand drawn visuals are fairly simple, but effective and the descriptions of the son’s decomposing body are both medically accurate and horrifying. Highly recommended.”
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About This Game

Peter, Peter pumpkin eater,
Had a wife but couldn't keep her;
He put her in a pumpkin shell
And there he kept her very well.

Pumpkin Eater is a psychological horror visual novel about a family taking care of their pumpkin-headed son. This was originally a submission for the 2021 Spooktober Jam.


  • A 40 minute kinetic story. Sit back, relax, and watch the insanity unfold
  • Hand drawn illustrations
  • 100% medical accuracy, complete with a glossary and timeline of events

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

This story contains child endangerment and graphic depictions of violence and human decomposition. Visuals can be censored in settings.

System Requirements

SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 1 Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX or OpenGL compatible card
    • Storage: 160 MB available space
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.6-10.14
    • Processor: 1 Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX or OpenGL compatible card
    • Storage: 160 MB available space
    • OS: Ubuntu / SteamOS
    • Processor: 1 Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB MB RAM
    • Storage: 160 MB available space

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