You play as Robin, a young girl who one day finds herself waking up in Purgatory Ridge, a hospital for ghosts — despite being perfectly alive and well, as her assigned ghost doctor, Dr. Poe, soon finds out. She then starts to seek her way out of the hospital and find her way back home, and along the way, she meets and partners up with a ghost boy named Jay, and the mysterious Sarcastic Ghost, who help her fight corrupted ghosts as well as her own paralyzing anxiety and depression.
The game's official development blog can be found here.
- Color-Coded for Your Convenience: The protagonists each have their own color themes. Robin is red, Jay is blue, and the Sarcastic Ghost is green. Minerva, the ghost who saves your progress, lampshades this by suggesting Robin record her progress in red ink, saying it's "your color".
- Curtains Match the Window: Jay has blue eyes and hair.
- Lizard Folk: Carna, a reptilian ghost with a hatred of mortals.
- Retraux: Ghost Hospital's style is meant to emulate Game Boy Color games.