Chalk Gardens

Chalk Gardens is a cute and imaginative exploration game about dealing with life's setbacks.

You play as a child exploring dangerously high rooftops while looking for a way to fix your doll.

What's in the game?

  • fantastic art depicting a child's view on a unique setting
  • metroidvania-esque exploration play
  • a meaningful message subtly woven into both the mechanics and the story of the game
  • events and multiple ways to react to them
  • talking with stuffed animals
  • hats!!


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This game is wonderful, I love everything about it! ❤


Thank you! It's great to hear you like it! :)

i haven't completed the game yet but is there any flashing or bright scenes in the game?  I want to recommend it to a friend with epilepsy. It's a very cute game so far and I'm enjoying it greatly also :D 


Hey! Thanks for asking! There are no specific 'special effect' scenes that are overly bright and/or flashing. However, the transitions between different scenes (e.g. between the menu and the game itself or between different scenes in the game) are quite abrupt. I don't know if this will be a problem for your friend. (I hope it won't be)

Thanks for playing and good to hear you're enjoying the game! :)

This was really cute! I confess I spent way too much time looking for the leg, believing I could fix all the problems... I never did get it. But it was still okay for Dolly in the end.

Thank you for playing! :) It's very gratifying to hear that people still enjoy the game and experience something when playing it :)

Such a cute game! I didnt get to wear the irrational hat, so I'm definitely gonna play it again! :> Love the chalk drawings!

Thank you for your comment! :) Hope you had fun playing the game :)

this game is so cute.

Thank you! :)

I really enjoyed this game! The graphics were very nice and the message was heartfelt. Thank you.

Thank you for playing! :)

this game was so fun and cute !!!

Thanks for playing! :)

This was adorable! I really enjoyed the artwork and the messaging. The events that opened up different paths were also a nice touch, along with the musical changes. The character design is very memorable and expressive. Really great job!

Thank you very much for playing the game and posting a let's play! :D

I was *not* prepared for the musical adventure you turned this into but it was very enjoyable to watch! Had some laugh-out-loud moments as well. :D

"this game is absolutely delightful" *proceeds to walk into wall*

Thanks for playing! :)

Haha! You're welcome and thanks for watching!

Beautiful game! Love the art and message.

thanks for making and sharing this game

Thank you for playing it! :) Good to hear you enjoyed it.


cute and sweet. love the positive messages behind the game.

Thank you very much for playing!

Really cool that you make your own stuffed animals! I especially like the piggies made of different materials. Though I'm obliged to say I like the owls as well. :P



Thank you so much. And ur welcome

I give this game a 5 Star. It is a really good game for children to play.  Help them follow instructions and a life lesson too. Thank you for such a pleasant experience.

Thank you for your kind words! :)


Made a video


Liked a video. :p Thanks for playing and creating the video! :)


Happy you liked the video, really loved the game it's art style was cute and the story was really good for a short game. Looking forward to what you will come up with next.


It looks very nice. :)

Thanks! :)


Found a bug. After giving up on the search, I followed the path and stepped onto a blinking circle. Then the game threw an exception and crashed.


Oh no! I'm sorry! Thanks for reporting this. If it's not too much trouble, can you send me some information about your browser and what kind of computer/mac you're playing on? (Like, what model is it) I have a contact form on my website: (the e-mailaddress is optional)(I'm a bit wary about dropping e-mail addresses out in the open)

Also, if you send the lion/turtle/owl levels you had when the game crashed, I can reset the game to that point for you. If you want.

We're going to look into what caused this issue and I'll post an update when we've found it.


I don't remember the exact values for each animal, but I think the bug may be because I had no blank hats (since usually, touching a blinking circle starts an event that consumes a hat).

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Ah okay! Thanks for the information. :) I'll post a reply here when we've found that bug. >:)

This has (most likely) now been fixed. Thanks again for reporting this issue. :)


Wow. This game is BEAUTIFUL!

Thank you! :)


This was lovely. :) The text was a little fast at times but overall, really nice. Poor Dolly. 


Thank you so much for playing! It was absolutely brilliant to watch you play the game!


Awww, thank you! I'm glad you like it. :) 


Any chance for a download too? 


Hi! Thanks for asking this. We are going to build for windows. After testing whether it works as intended, we will upload it here. :) We expect to upload this windows build today.

Great, thank you. :)


It's up! Have fun! :)

Downloading.. I'll play after the livestream. :) #workWorkWorkWork