''Luna Game'' is a series of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fangames, each featuring the [[IncrediblyLamePun eponymous]] Princess Luna as the protagonist.

But, the most noteworthy is the main {{Creepypasta}} series--created by an anonymous programmer--which each start out as a seemingly innocent, 2D {{platformer}}. (That is, [[SurpriseCreepy until the horror shows up]])

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!''{{Creepypasta}} Series''
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[[caption-width-right:346:Image featured on the site.]]

The series contains five linear installments, a {{prequel}}, and two [[FanSequel fan-made sequels]].

Six of the games[[note]](plus the Luna Game 0 Demo, which has its own unique ending)[[/note]] can be found at [[http://www.lunagame.net this site]], but don't click the link. [[SchmuckBait Just don't.]]

Unity Of Factors has released a [[http://unityoffactors.bandcamp.com/track/stay-awake-little-fillies-luna-game track]] dedicated to the game on their bandcamp.

There has also been a SpiritualSuccessor series called ''VideoGame/DreamyRainbow''.

'''''Tropes that apply to the entire series:'''''
* AnonymousAuthor: The creators of both the canon series and the fan game have kept their identities hidden from the community.[[note]](slightly subverted with the former, whom had shared his identity ''only'' with a certain Strawberry Spice--an administrator to Equestria Gaming (previously) and ambiguous friend--both in order to help stay anonymous and maintaining the author's site)[[/note]]
* BeautifulVoid: The periods before the DarkWorld sequences.
* CharacterTitle
* CorruptTheCutie: [[spoiler:Princess Luna and/or Pinkie Pie]]
* {{Creepypasta}}
* DarkAndTroubledPast: About a thousand years of it for Luna.
* DarkWorld: The hell worlds in all games except the first. They're generic red bloody places.
** Also function as [[PsychologicalTormentZone Psychological Torment Zones]]
* DeadToBeginWith: This is revealed to be the case at the end of ''Luna Game 0'' and its demo: [[spoiler: Luna]] in the demo and [[spoiler: Pinkie Pie]] in the full game.
* EasterEgg:
** Many times, the series makes use of edited versions of original WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic songs[[note]](sometimes obvious, sometimes not)[[/note]].
*** "Giggle at the Ghostly" remixes have been used particularly often.
*** In addition, the third and fifth games apparently used a ''very'' heavy [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDD-wSD8Qvs remix]] of a short piece of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QY8jdwq4ues background music]] from "Sonic Rainboom" and "The Cutie Mark Chronicles".
** Each game in the series has [[NumberOfTheBeast 6.6.6]] in the version number.
* ExcessiveEvilEyeshadow: Luna, apparently.[[note]]Though, she is not explicitly to have been evil--or show any real traits--until Luna Game 0[[/note]]
* FaceMonsterTurn: [[spoiler:Pinkie Pie]]
* FailureIsTheOnlyOption:
** In ''Luna Game 2'', [[UnwinnableByDesign there's no way to win]]. After the screamer appears and you go to the hell world, [[{{Railroading}} you're forced to throw yourself into a pit]].
** Similar to the third game, albeit more subtly. The game just continues indefinitely until you fall into one of the pits.
** In addition, the fourth game forces you to jump off of a cliff right at the beginning.
** The fifth game gets darker and darker as you make your way to the bottom of the room[[note]](being the only option you are left with)[[/note]], leading to [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou YOUR]] doom.
* FollowTheLeader: In its following, the Luna game series has inspired numerous responses of fan-made WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic {{creepypasta}} games; including the infamous StoryOfTheBlanks, the VideoGame/DreamyRainbow series, and inspired the ''bad'' ending to SuperFillyAdventure.
** Luna Game 5 may also be an example.
* LighterAndSofter: The series, after ''Luna Game 3'', has become a lot less scary and with more actual gameplay. The screamer in ''Luna Game 0'' only pops up once at the end.
* JumpScare: Oh so many -- One in each of the six games, with the exclusion of the ''Luna Game 0'' Demo.[[note]]Unless you count the scary noises that play if you play it in between 11PM and 5AM.[[/note]]
* MoodWhiplash: Naturally in each game, the mood almost always turns in an instant from a happy, cheery, joyful tone to a grim, dark, and desolate one.
* NumberedSequels
* OntologicalMystery: The reason behind Luna's imprisonment in her series of strange, happy-to-hell worlds was a complete mystery until the addition of ''Luna Game 0.''
* PlatformGame
* PsychologicalHorror: Often by the accompainment of FridgeHorror.
* PsychoStrings: Some of the scary sound effects, including [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKHX9FrC6vc a]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2kYvx2aB4M few]] borrowed from ''[[VideoGame/AmnesiaTheDarkDescent Amnesia]]'', are these.
* RecurringElement:
** Super Ponybeat tracks are featured in the beginning of the first three games, as well as the fan-made fifth game.
** Occasionally, the games feature pony FanArt[[note]](especially by [=CrappyUnicorn=])[[/note]].
** The use of the [[UsefulNotes/{{Fonts}} Comic Sans font]] in the later games.
* ShoutOut: The games feature {{Zalgo}}-style effects and themes on multiple occasions.
* SubvertedKidsShow
* SurpriseCreepy
* UnwinnableJokeGame: Every single LunaGame.
** Subverted in Luna Game End and Luna Game X.

!!Canon Series
!!!''Luna Game''

-->''[[TheEndIsNigh The End is]] [[{{Pun}} Neigh]]''

* BlackEyesOfEvil: Pinkie Pie.[[note]](possibly)[[/note]]
* EvilLaugh: If the player happens to end with the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghjQofDhr8w "Giggle at the Ghostly" remix]].
* MadnessMantra: If the immense amount of text files created in the game's aftermeth is taken into consideration--each with ''"The End is Neigh"'' as the only text--then it counts.
* MultipleEndings: The game has a possibility of ending with either of four different sinister remixes of original WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic songs.
* SensoryAbuse: The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evYZK3gPsRY "Evil Enchantress" remix]]... ''[[HarshNoise Be warned!]]''
* ScreamerPrank: Often the way it's compared to the ''Scary Maze Game''.
* SlasherSmile: Apple Bloom.
* XMeetsY: Basically, ''MyLittlePony'' meets the ''Scary Maze Game''.

!!!''Luna Game 2''[[note]](Aka ''Luna 2'')[[/note]]

* ArtEvolution: [=LG2=] had begun the use of the improved, [=WindowPonies=] Luna sprite[[note]]instead of the homemade sprite used in the first game[[/note]] which had then stuck for the rest of the series.
* [[BottomlessPit Bottomless Chasm]]
* DeathIsDramatic:
-->''[[Franchise/ResidentEvil YOU DIED]]''

!!!''Luna Game 3''

* EasterEgg: After the white noise sounds and the soundtrack changes, very subtle chattering of ponies can be heard.
* EndlessGame: Once you get to a certain point, there are only two things to do: continue running forever, or allow yourself to fall into a pit.
* EyeAwaken: At the end of the game, you get a creepy picture of Luna's mutated corpse whose eyes suddenly open and shrieks.
* FakeLongevity: Apparently, a majority of the game is just spent wandering around--waiting for the background music to slow down.
* LettingTheAirOutOfTheBand: The initial music, "At The Gala(Finale Mix)", slows down as you journey into the darkness, before cutting to a [[ScareChord static noise]] and [[DroneOfDread creepy drone]].
* TheLostWoods
* ScareChord: The first hole in the ground you jump over causes a distorted version of Fluttershy's ''"COME OUT"'' to play, and jumping in to any hole causes her distorted ''"LOVE ME!!"'' to play (complete with scare-image).

!!!''Luna Game 4''

-->'''''[[WeMeetAgain BUT NOW YOU'RE IN]] [[{{FireAndBrimstoneHell}} MY WORLD]]'''''


* DrivenToSuicide: This is implied when [[spoiler:Luna is forced to jump off of the cliff.[[note]](possibly to escape her traumatic visions/nightmares)[[/note]]]]
* EasterEgg: [[spoiler:On the chance the player is not able to outrun the darkness in Hell and falls into the abyss below, a series of grimdark FanArt images will flash before the player before the game closes.]]
** Additionally, one of the images happens to be another one of [=CrappyUnicorn=] works. Though, the image is too dark to fully be seen in the game; there is an inscription which reads:\\
''[[foldercontrol]]

[[folder: Vengeance taken Will often tear the heart And torment the conscience ]]
''
* FireAndBrimstoneHell
* FromACertainPointOfView:
-->''[[SympatheticMurderer It didn't have to turn out like this... You didn't have to die...]]''
* InterfaceScrew: Glitched out text is displayed as Luna enters the last dark world.
* MultipleEndings: If at any time you let the darkness catch you, you will be greeted with a flurry of creepy images and a loud scream (in a game that is otherwise not a screamer).
* OutrunTheFireball: Darkness quickly closes in on Luna twice, which she has to outrun.
* PhantomZone: A true, nightmarish hell-of-a-world unlike any other [[spoiler:to which Luna arrives at after falling into the darkness of {{Hell}}.]] Once the end of this area/[[spoiler:the game]] is found, [[spoiler:it is strongly implied Luna is truly KilledOffForReal when/(if) the player attempts to reopen the game; only to be presented with the text:]]
-->''[[spoiler:[[DramaticDeadpan Your fate has already been sealed.]]]]''
* ShoutOut:
-->''[[WebVideo/BenDrowned "You've met with a terrible fate, haven't you?"]]''

!!!''Luna Game 0''[[note]](which includes a demo)[[/note]]
'''''[[/folder]]

[[folder: Demo ]]
'''''

* HundredPercentAdorationRating[=/=]CloseKnitCommunity: Luna was treated much nicer by the mane six in the demo than in the full version.[[note]]i.e. being nice from the start, complimenting her with kind words, and giving her the time of day[[/note]]
* [[spoiler:TheAloner]]: This is strongly hinted for Luna towards the end.
* EasterEgg: If you play between 11PM and 5AM, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQoRqtZpx8Y a track]] from {{the white chamber}} will play an hour after the game finishes.
* [[TitleSequence End Title Sequence]]
* NeverTrustATrailer: The demo was nothing at all what the full version came out as.
* NoThemeTune: Not only is there no theme tune -- ''No sound at all!''[[note]](Not until the end, that is)[[/note]]
* SuddenDownerEnding

'''''[[/folder]]

[[folder: Main Game ]]
'''''

-->''[[DramaticDeadpan The past cannot be changed]]''

* ArcWords: The phrase "Pinkie Pie was just looking for you, you should probably go find her" and its variations is said by five of the mane six near the end of the game.
* ChekhovsGun:
** Luna is requested by the mane six to collect a series of seemingly boring, monotonous items, [[spoiler:until the last one she collects commands her to kill Pinkie Pie.[[note]]It may also fall under NoticeThis since it would not appear until the rest have been collected, plus the fact that is mostly void of color[[/note]]]]
* TheCorruption: [[spoiler:It is implied near the end that Nightmare Moon had began to call Luna into darkness again.]]
* CruelTwistEnding: [[spoiler:It is revealed[[note]](well, actually only strongly hinted)[[/note]] [[KickTheDog that Luna had went insane and brutally murdered Pinkie Pie.]] [[TheDogBitesBack Pinkie, in turn, had since then been tormenting her out of revenge. i.e. Luna had caused her own hellish nightmare and eventual death.]]]]
* EasterEgg:
** After the Nightmare Moon scene, the player can choose to go back to where they collected the items instead of going back to the main area. Here, the player will find all the items in their original spots and if Luna touches one of them; thunder will sound, the game will glitch out--showing an image of a moment earlier in the game--and prematurely close.
** [[LiteraryAllusionTitle The game's featured quote]] is a possible {{shoutout}} to Mary Pickford's:
-->''"The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power."''
* EnemyWithin: [[spoiler: Princess Luna & Nightmare Moon]]
* FamousLastWords:
-->''"B...But...Why?"''
* FetchQuest: Depending on the player's choice, Luna will have to gather/collect/retrieve a series of items[[note]]books (for Twilight), apples (Applejack), carrots (Fluttershy), snowflakes (Rainbow Dash), candies (Pinkie Pie), or gems (Rarity)[[/note]], each with their own unique stage.
* KickTheDog: [[spoiler: Luna killing Pinkie Pie when she offered to throw her a party. (Even though Nightmare Moon's influence over her made her do it.)]]
* {{Prequel}}
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom:
-->'''''Princess Celestia:''' It's your first day back in the kingdom, so why don't you go make some friends?''
* WhamLine:
-->'''''[[DramaticPause ...]][[JumpScare THI]][[ForegoneConclusion S ISN']][[WeWillMeetAgain T OVER]]'''''

!!!''Luna Game End''

* [[spoiler:AllJustADream]]: In the second ending.
* MultipleEndings: But it's not a choice in the game itself that decides if you get the good ending; rather, it's whether or not you've [[spoiler:completed Luna Game 4 and 0, and have kept the files that prevent you from playing those games again]].
** OldSaveBonus
* [[spoiler:TheEndOrIsIt]]: In the second ending, milliseconds before the game closes, [[spoiler:Pinkie Pie turns into 'Pinkamena']].

!!Fan-sequels
!!!''Luna Game 5''

* AutoScrollingLevel: During the third stage.
* ContinuityNod[=/=]{{Homage}}: A lot of elements used in the previous games are again featured in the FanSequel.[[note]]such as a Super Ponybeat track being used in the game's beginning, several of the ominous tracks were reused, etc. Also note that a lot of the content in Luna Game 5 was actually just reused from the other Luna Games, next to nothing was actually originally made.[[/note]]
** Additionally, a ContinuityNod is made to the [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic show]]:
-->'''''Nightmare Moon:''' [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E4LunaEclipsed You once told me you liked being scared]]''
* [[BeingWatched Being Listening To]]:
-->''"--SHH! Someone is listening"''
* DyingDream: [[spoiler: The game concludes with Luna's slashed-up body at the exact location where the game started turning creepy.]]
* EasterEgg:
** Setting your computer's system time to [[ThirteenIsUnlucky Friday the 13th]] before playing brings up a {{cutscene}} hinting at the backstory. [[spoiler:It is heavily implied that [[TomatoSurprise the Luna you have been controlling was really Pinkie Pie]][[note]](and the Pinkie Pie you've been seeing all along was really Luna/Nightmare Moon)[[/note]] in some kind of elaborate [[PsychologicalTormentZone illusion carried out by Nightmare Moon]] as a [[WildMassGuessing punishment or for revenge.]]]]
** A hidden Pinkie Pie can be found shortly after the shadow ponies.[[note]]The static that pops up when you enter the third stage appears randomly. If you run to the first raised ground after the shadows when it happens, you'll see Pinkie staring [[NoFourthWall straight at you]].[[/note]] [[spoiler: It ties in perfectly with the ending.]]
** If you hold down the keys "I" "T" and "K" before the game turns creepy, you will be greeted with a Pinkie screamer. If you hold them down in the room with the red sky, the static will run again[[note]]If you are standing just before the chase event the first time you press them, you will see the monster presumed to be chasing you[[/note]]. The keys do nothing in the later rooms.
* FanSequel
* FetchQuest: You can't progress to the creepy part of the game until you've collected 9 bunnies.
* KillerRabbit: [[spoiler: Possibly. Luna's corpse at the end of the game is found in the former location of the red bunny.]]
* MultipleEndings: If you are caught by the camera during the third stage, [[JumpScare Pinkie will pop up on your screen as a loud screech plays]] just before crashing.
* ShoutOut:
** In the first stage, approaching Angel Bunny will cause the ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' alert sound to play.
** In the early part of the third stage, the crying of a [[VideoGame/Left4Dead witch]] can be heard in the background.
** One of the [[ShadowPeople shadow ponies]], a filly, drops a line from ''Film/PoltergeistIII''[[note]](although, this may, or may not have been intentional)[[/note]]:
-->''"Mommy? Where are you? I can't see."''
** As {{Homage}}, the end sequence uses an almost perfect port of [[spoiler: Giygas's Lair from VideoGame/EarthBound]].
* TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou: [[spoiler: Just before the game crashes, the words "You're Next" appear on the screen before a Zalgofied Pinkie is shown staring straight at you. To add insult to injury, your CD tray pops open at that exact moment.]]
* ThwartedEscape:
** Pressing Alt+F4 once the game takes a turn for the darker will close it down. A few seconds later it will come back [[spoiler: with Pinkie Pie laughing at your failure.]]
** {{Subverted}} with Ctrl+Alt+Del. While the game will yell at you, it won't actually stop you.[[note]]You still won't be able to move your mouse cursor.[[/note]]
** Pressing Escape after the game turns creepy won't end the game, but another laughing sound will play.
** {{Inverted}} in that pressing Escape or Alt+F4 ''will'' end the game if you haven't progressed to the creepy part yet.
* WombLevel: [[spoiler: Though Giygas's Lair is really a cave, the scene leading up to it involves jumping into Pinkie's mouth, followed by chewing/swallowing sounds, and ending with heartbeat sounds that continue subtly in the background until you leave the level.]]
** This trope can be taken literally by a controversy over [[spoiler:a belief that The Devil's Machine (i.e. Giygas's Lair) is a representation of a giant female reproductive system.]]

!!!''Luna Game X''

* EyeAwaken: Pinkie does this at the end of a cutscene, [[spoiler: just before she charges at you]]
* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: It is impossible to outrun Pinkie during the first chase.
* [[spoiler:NotQuiteDead: In the final area of the Game, you crush Pinkie under a block, but she comes back to chase you out of the area.]]
* SelfDuplication: Pinkie does this multiple times in one area.
* [[spoiler:TheEndOrIsIt]] After beating the game [[spoiler:and escaping Pinkie, she reappears for a split second.]]

!!Parodies
!!!''Lona's Goem 48''

A short, spinoff-{{parody}} game, created by [=SkippyElectrochomp=]. Can be downloaded [[http://www.mediafire.com/?p1u16gpm83d70o1 here]].

* AffectionateParody
* ContinuityNod: Super Ponybeat's "Winter Wrap Up" is used as the game's soundtrack.
* CharacterTitle: {{Downplayed}} and {{Parodied}}.
* StylisticSuck

!!!''The Lunar Game''

Another very short fan-parody of the Creepypasta series, made by [=CertaintyPrinciple=], which particularly puts light to the part in the first game where the player has a possibility of getting stuck in a pit. Can be found [[http://certaintyprinciple.deviantart.com/art/The-Lunar-Game-270752509 here]].

* DeconstructiveParody

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