A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

Ghosts in the Shortwave is an exploratory ASCII platformer about a forest creature in the distant future discovering ancient broadcasting equipment.

Made for Global Game Jam 2018.

Published Jan 28, 2018
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
AuthorHeather Robertson
Tagsascii, Exploration

Install instructions

Windows: Download the file, unzip, and run the executable.

Mac: Download the file, unzip, and run the application.

Linux: look you knew what you signed up for when you used Linux. You're on your own on this one.


Ghosts in the Shortwave Windows.zip 17 MB
Ghosts in the Shortwave Mac.zip 21 MB
Ghosts in the Shortwave Linux.zip 37 MB


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This is amazing!


i've only played 3 of your games so far but i still think you're one of my favourites. thank you for blessing the world with things such as these

Aw, thank you!! ^_^


Great little  project. I haven't played ASCII games since the 90's and I really enjoyed playing this. Great sound effects.

And who can forget star wars in ascii format at http://www.asciimation.co.nz/ and the good old days of ascii logos lol

Thank you

Thank you for playing!! :)

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It was cool, I really enjoyed it and well done. Have you get any plans to produce more games in this "Genre"? I would love to play them and do a review for you.



I think you may be my new favourite human.

and you might be mine, too :)


it's so good!!!!!


Aaaaaaaaaa thank u!!! <3


this was just

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Thanks!!! I'm glad you enjoyed :)


Love this - it's calm, delightful, and has a nice little story to it! The music progression is perfect too :D 

Thank you :)


a neat little story and nice ending. i love the way space is suggested 


Thank you! ^_^