Have You Played… Sepulchre?

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Have You Played? is an endless stream of game recommendations. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time.

Point and click tale Sepulchre is a tiny slip of a thing, but that doesn’t stop it from being a curious and creepy story at the same time.

The game is free and will take you maybe 15 minutes to play. It follows museum curator, Dr Harold Lang, as he investigates his surroundings on board a mysterious train. As per John’s Wot I Think, that’s probably about all the game info we can give you without spoiling something.

In terms of the flavour of the content, it’s not a horror game in the sense of making you jump or terrifying you as you play, but I experienced a number of wonderfully disquieting moments as the game unfolded.

You can get a copy for the price of entering your name and email address, otherwise $2.99 will get you the edition which also contains the soundtrack, a couple of wallpapers and a copy of Bright Lights & Glass Houses by co-creator Ashton Raze.


  1. Lewis Denby says:

    Hello! Thanks Philippa!

    For everyone else: I was one of the people behind Sepulchre. It’s worth saying, RE: the name/email in exchange for the free version, three things:

    1) We hate spamming people, so we don’t do it. Since releasing Sepulchre, I believe we’ve used the mailing list it built twice – once to ask people to vote for Richard & Alice on Steam Greenlight, and again to let people know the game was now out on Steam. Considering the game came out 18 months ago, I hope you’ll agree that’s not bad.

    2) You can, technically speaking, simply make up a name and email and the system won’t know. We’d prefer you not to, but there’s nothing stopping you. So there’s that too.

    3) However you should totally buy the version that comes with the soundtrack etc – partly because the soundtrack is gorgeous, and partly because Jack de Quidt gets a share of what that version makes, so you can support an incredible budding composer.

    Thanks again all!

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    Bluerps says:

    I have and liked it!
    The title kind of gives away what it’s about, but I don’t think that the game is hurt by that.

  3. BisonHero says:

    At the risk of being reductive, I like that Sepulchre was kind of like playing The Shining, if it were on a train, and also if Jack Nicholson didn’t have his family with him.

  4. Shardz says:

    I don’t recall the game, but I did happen to see Sepultura on the Arise tour in the 5th row! Now that was awesome! :D

  5. Harrington says:

    I’m a bit late to the comment party, but I’ve got to chime in that this was a lot of fun. It’s a weird point to seize upon but the portrait art is really terrific.