An odd game about texting.

You can choose when it ends... how far are you willing to go?

The full script contains nearly 350 texts, though you can't see all of them in one playthrough.

NOTE: This is a companion game to NULL, my surreal adventure game!


  • Z/C: Look at Phone; Send Message 
  • X: Put Phone Away; Go to Sleep (Hold)
  • Arrow Keys: Choose Message

This was originally released on the PICO-8 website back in June of 2017. It was the first game I'd ever released!

You can still find and play it there:

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, HTML5
Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars
(16 total ratings)
GenreInteractive Fiction
Made withPICO-8
Tags2D, Multiple Endings, PICO-8, Pixel Art, Short, Text based, texting


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Okay, I'm alone writing this (since we're a group of 2 people) which means that I was alone playing this... At FREAKING 5AM. The game freaked me out, but it was incredible! The fact that there isn't any music makes the sound effect when a red message appears way more scarier! And the other sound effects you hear in the background that sound like someone's entering your room, man, I was so afraid I didn't want to leave the phone. Your game's incredible, Jusiv! 10/10, would recommend.

I guess I'm off to play NULL now! :)


Haha hell yeah, glad you got so much out of it! :D


That was crazy! Haven't been creeped out like that in awhile. Great job!

Why thank you! It's funny how effective even low-fi stuff can be


That jumpscare really scared me. thanks. good game.

Haha great to hear! :P


nice game man

Thanks! :D

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Me playing the game: Reaction 1: Everything fine Reaction 2: wait did that message say something else Reaction 3: WHO'S STIP STOMPING AROUND Reaction 4: what happend to Jade and what happend to the lights Reaction 5:What is that WHO ARE YOU!!!

reaction 0: END

That certainly sounds like the Messages Experience (TM)


I'm so confused but it was really creepy... especially those red messages.

Sounds like it worked then ;)


An interesting game. Really creepy. We had a lot of fun testing it.

Hey, thanks for playing and for the video! Glad you enjoyed it :)


Whoa... This game got seriously deep, creepy, and messed up fast... Especially with those sounds of things moving in the background...

Yep that sounds like the Messages experience alright - thanks for playing!


this game and Null as well got you a new follower. Good minimalistic horror job here!


Woah, thank you so much! Glad you enjoyed them!




aaaaa thats scary. great job

Thanks! Good to hear :)

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Hey, thank you so much! That's incredibly nice to hear!


ok that was straight fucked up lmao thanks


You're welcome!


Damn, that was creepy as fuck. Now I want to know more o-o


Hey, thanks!
My surreal adventure game NULL is actually a companion game to Messages, though to really see the connections you'll need to track down all its secrets.