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The God of Crawling Eyes is a 2013 freeware horror game for PC made by Housekeeping. It was developed in Useful Notes/RPG Maker VX and can be downloaded here.

Max, a colorblind teenager, goes to his school and quickly finds that all is not well when ominous black smoke starts appearing, and most of the school is found dead. A friend of Max's named Chase suggests that the reason for these odd occurrences may be because of a missing student rumored to be dead within the school. It gets worse.

Not related to the 1958 horror film The Crawling Eye.


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The God of Crawling Eyes contains examples of:

  • Anti-Frustration Features: both bad endings unlock the Gas Mask (Chase) and the Galoshes (Lily) making you immune to the chlorine gas and the black slime, respectively, so that getting the other endings becomes more streamlined.
  • Apocalypse Cult: The cult that worships the God of Crawling Eyes, who need a sacrifice so it can cross over to our world.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: In Chase's good ending, towards Max. In his bad ending, not so much.
  • Deadly Gas: To stop the monster in the Principal's Office, Max decides to mix window cleaner (which contains ammonia) and bleach to create chlorine gas, and send it through the ventilation system. He needs to close the vents in all the other rooms, to ensure he, Lily or Chase don't get poisoned. When you get Chase's bad ending, you unlock a gas mask that makes Max, Chase and Lily immune to the gas in future playthroughs.
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  • Deliberately Monochrome: The game's black-and-white graphics, which reflect Max's colorblindness.
  • Eldritch Abomination: The titular god, who we never see much of besides the eyes constantly appearing in the walls. And one HUGE eye during the ending.
  • Evil Teacher: Miss Blackmore is the cult leader.
  • Flirting Under Fire: Lily in her worst ending, confident that they're going to die, immediately starts seducing Max. Goes about as well as it sounds, and the cultists show up to ruin the fun anyway.
  • He Knows Too Much: Ultimately the reason Travis was offed.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Or Face–Heel Turn. Depending on the ending, Chase can pull this. He ends up joining the cult that killed Travis, and depending on how you acted towards him, he'll pull a Fake Defector and save Max's life, or go through with it for real.
  • Klingon Promotion: In the worst ending, Miss Blackmore the teacher becomes Principal Blackmore, following Lieberman's death.
  • Lady in Red: After Max suddenly starts to see the colour red, one of the first red things he sees is Lily's dress.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: In Lily's Bad Ending, everyone except Max is wiped of their memories of Lily, courtesy of the cult. The audience is led to believe its All Just a Dream by Max, but The Stinger reveals that there's a second corpse in the well, wearing red.
  • Meaningful Name: Max's last name, Cieco, is Italian for "blind person".
  • Mirror Monster: One of The Many Deaths of You.
  • Multiple Endings:
    • Lily's Bad Ending - Lily on Top: Lily and Max are taken away by the cult. Lily is sacrificed to the God of Crawling Eyes while Max survives. The next day, turns out that everyone except Max is wiped of their memories of Lily, courtesy of the cult. Chase convinces Max that its All Just a Dream, but The Stinger reveals that there's a second corpse in the well, wearing red...
    • Lily's Good Ending - The Reaching Trees: Lily and Max are taken away by the cult. Max is about to be sacrificed to the God of Crawling Eyes, but Lily saves him thanks to her knowing judo. Max and Lily escape the room but not before tying up Miss Blackmore, who's sacrificed instead. Lily and Max go to the police to report about the cult and Travis's death, but it turns out the God of Crawling Eyes is still out there...
    • Chase's Bad Ending - Principal Blackmore: Chase reveals himself to be a member of the cult and takes Max to be sacrificed to the God of Crawling Eyes. Max feels betrayed, while Chase retorts that Max never considered him a true friend. The next day, Max's mother asks at school for her son's wherabouts, where she finds that following Lieberman's death, Miss Blackmore is the new principal.
    • Chase's Good Ending - As Seen on TV: Chase reveals himself to be a member of the cult and takes Max to be sacrificed to the God of Crawling Eyes. When Max is about to be sacrificed, Chase pulls a Heel–Face Turn and saves him. Max and Chase escape the room but not before tying up Miss Blackmore, who's sacrificed instead. Both spend the night watching TV shows at Max's house and act as nothing happened, but it turns out the God of Crawling Eyes is still out there...
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Miss Blackmore.
  • Ordinary High School Students
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: After Max starts seeing colour, you can see a pair of red eyes from within. If you try and enter before flooding the room with chlorine gas, Max gets killed.
  • Shout-Out: The cartoon playing on the TV is Dragon Ball Z.
  • Silliness Switch: The prize for clearing the good endings is unlocking the drama club and the auditorium. The Auditorium switches the usual oppressive theme for an unfitting cheery tune and the drama club allows you to change Max's clothing into a formal suit, a knight's armor or a dog with Max's head.
  • Splash of Color: Soon after the begining of the game, the medication Max has started taking takes effect and he starts seeing one color: red.
  • Stepford Smiler: Chase, type 3. He's a pretty nice, if a bit nerdy, guy. Also in a murderous cult.
  • The Walls Have Eyes: Once the events of the game start, there will be constant eyes appearing and dissapearing from the walls

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