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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Updated 4 days ago
Published 27 days ago
PlatformsWindows, HTML5
AuthorsRed Owl Games, Joanna
Made withUnity
Tags2D, artgame, Atmospheric, Colorful, Cute, Exploration, Fantasy, Metroidvania, Narrative, Story Rich
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse, Xbox controller


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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