A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

Grow prize-winning pumpkins in a graveyard in this non-violent feel-good game!

As the pumpkin caretaker, your job is to wrangle stubborn glowing ghost orbs and summon them to your pumpkins to make them grow.

Watch out for evil spirits that are also attracted by your summons - you'll need to draw them away from your pumpkins. Tip: They wander more slowly on their own.

Made for #Darktober2017 and #ElderberryJam. The game jams' themes are "ghost story" and "summoning" respectively.

There are only 4 levels so far. More levels will come if there is interest.


MoveWASD or Arrow Keys
Summon nearby orbs (to yourself)
Hold Spacebar
Restart LevelR
Skip Level/

Tip 1: Evil orbs wander around more slowly on their own. Pull them to the far corners of the graveyard to get them out of the way.

Tip 2: You can push smaller lightweight pumpkins around the graveyard.

Tip 3: The closer you are to an orb, the stronger the attraction when summoning. Gently tap the spacebar to draw them closer.

Tip 4: If bad orbs are too close to the good ones, just wait a few seconds without summoning and the good ones will disperse and spread out quickly. Strategic patience is the key.

Tools: Unity, Blender, Substance Painter, Audacity, Gimp

Third-Party Attributions:

  • Music: Darkest Child by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.
  • Sound Effects: Sonniss.com GDC Game Audio Bundle
  • Font: Chinese Rocks by Typodermic Fonts.
  • Ground/grass/moss textures: GameTexture.com

Version History:
1.0.2: Added missing DLL file to Windows build release. Fixed typo.
1.0.1: Added Escape to Quit on all levels.
1.0.0: Initial

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars
(6 total ratings)
TagsFeel Good, Ghosts, Halloween, Non violent, pumpkin, pumpkins, spirits


of_pith_and_pumpkins_windows_v1.0.2.zip 71 MB
of_pith_and_pumpkins_mac_v1.0.2.zip 86 MB
of_pith_and_pumpkins_linux_v1.0.1.zip 95 MB


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Cute and fun game!

Thank you for playing and making a video!


The mood in this game is just excellent! :) and it gets quite tricky really fast with the negative orbs. One thing I would add is to be able to look around with mouse