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"It's your job.

Do it."

UPDATE: Try to find all the new stuff.

Also, the song on the record player is supposedly public domain, so you SHOULDN'T have copyright problems with it, if the system works as intended... (It's the Boodle Am Shake)

Made for the HauntedPS1 Wretched Weekend gamejam in 2 days. Follow us on twitter @kenshod and @plentyofalcoves

UPDATE 2.01: Fixed a nasty bug with certain super secret


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Smalls Island Woes 2.01.zip 144 MB
Smalls Island Woes 2.01 Mac.zip 145 MB
Smalls Island Woes 2.01 Linux.zip 148 MB
Old Jam Windows Build 100 MB

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Great game! The whole island got turned into a m,onmster!!! 0_o


4 estrellas


r turbio el juego XD


Pretty fun game, I liked the visuals and changes everyday, good work :)


Dang this games was something else! Did not see expect the ending and was pretty creepy overall! Great job!


I actually liked this game and the concept and them it had hopefully I don’t get copy righted for booty lamb but I feel like I missed something was there a alternate ending where you find the dog or they all live? I played your game last it earned a spot in my series I hope you enjoy it keep up the great work 

Don't worry the alternate ending is a goof lol and the song I specifically picked for being public domain :)

thanks for letting me know your a W game developer also does the doors have anything to do with the secret ending I’m intrigue trying to get it 

it does! So does the record player...

IT TOOK SO LONG BUT I FOUND IT YOU ARE CLEAVER also I won’t put the image here so I don’t spoil it for anybody but I tried finding your @ to send a screenshot but I couldn’t find you anywhere unfortunately

congrats!!! Yeah I changed my @ to davidrodmaddev oops... 


This game was honestly so cool! I heard rumors of a secret ending that I did not get in this run, but will revisit to get the secret end 😈 I really love the environment and art style of the game. The overall story was really cool, I enjoyed the "wacky" cast of characters and their transformations. Great work :) I did a review of the game after I play through it.


Thank you!! The secret ending is a bit of a pain to find, but you're not missing much I promise! lol

You will see me in the comment section again soon friend! With all secrets uncovered! 😈


That was weird. Thank you!


That is insane. Beautiful visually, simple concept but the game really sucked me in. To bad its so short. 

A interesting game.



It's been 3 years since the game was released. I'm back to work. You're right!


this island is cursed I'm surprised i made it through this game was a 10/10 in my book i loved it keep up the good work

Thank you so much!


Another Lighthouse falls into madness, it was creepy watching all of the inhabitants slowly change over. Really loved how the madness slowly takes over, especially with the cat seeing each traumatic week unfold was amazing. Really interesting how you managed to create such varied ways the madness claimed the people.

Thank you!!!


I feel like this game is epic and deserves some sort of sequel ;)


nice game


I loved it!

could you make a version where its just regular

Can you elaborate please.


what i mean is like a version where nothing gets darker or weirder and you just do the same regular stuff forevor, it could be like a cool option


Did anyone notice Bella's collar behind the bushes?


actually one of my favorites games!!:D


The only thing I regret about playing this game is waiting until day two or three to click on EVERYTHING. I talked to all the people every day, but I didn't bother checking everything until a couple days in. Perhaps I'll give it a replay since it only took like 20 minutes tops to play it. Fantastic game


Thank you! Yeah people have different dialogue twice a day on the way in and also out, and items change daily.

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Cool game! Had fun seeing how the story evolves.

A quote from Darkest Dungeon: Now, like me, you will begin to see  things as they truly are.


Very good short horror game, I like that if you go back you get different dialogue for everything. It also develops really well. BTW to people reading the comments, if you click on the cat sometimes instead of a normal cat sound it will play a voice clip of someone saying "Meow" in a deep voice. 

i LOVE IT :) 

That cat creature was creepy. Now I know why Gilligan never got off the island. 5/5. Would visit the island again.


im on the itch.io launcher and when i launch up your game it says "Smalls Island Woes has stopped working" i hope there is a solution :(


Try re installing it

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I had such a good time with this game.  It was a visceral, tactile experience that made for some fun gaming.  I'm still not sure of the narrative but man, it was still a great time.

Anyone who hasn't played it yet should.  I love me some eldritch nightmares and I'm sure you'll love this one.

Im trying to download it on my mac but it doesn't allow me to open the game someone help. /

Try using the Itch.io launcher

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how do i do that


really loved the concept of the game, did some research and found out that there is a real lighthouse like this, but that cat man, jeez

Loved the concept! Really liked how it goes from normal life to some hellish nightmare over time so casually.

Thank you!


Great game! Ya'll aint have to kill off mans like that tho/j


woe   nown

1a condition of deep suffering from misfortune, affliction, or grief

2ruinous trouble : calamity, affliction 


So two things.. the lighthouse is creepy and im immortal apparently.


What a nice lighthouse! I sure do hope nothing bad happens in 11523178975.34521 years.


I put this game in my video - 


this is an absolutely fantastic game...

very interactive, with beautiful PS1 aesthetics and with a truly nice, gradual horror (atmospheric horror, my favorite kind!).

i saw a video about this game by alphabeta gaming, and i really liked playing this creepy game!

please make more games like this, full of creepy, yet atmospheric fear....

(i hate jumpscares, i prefer a ''slow burn'' fear in an atmospheric setting for a better effect)

anyways, excellent job, keep it up!

Thank you so much!


Good game I rate this is as 3/5 stars (minimum)

This is a list of thoughts of your game:

The Good Side:

  • I like that this game does well match up with the PS1 graphics almost looking like the real PS1 game.
  • I think the dialog is good
  • I like the artwork and the character design

The Bad Side:

  • I think the map is too small
  • I think that the story is to short
  • You can see a line insect with the skybox/wall
  • I feel like their should be more stuff to interact with
  • It feels like this is cheap that the npc's are just 2D textures and that if you are trying to fit with the PS1 models, you should make the characters 3D instead of 2D

To be honest the graphics and the whole game it self look like a N64 game style type

I would recommend this to only very short games


absolutely terrifying


Thank you! Hey, out of nowhere, but do you mind telling me where you heard of this game? I've seen a sudden increase of players and nice reviews and I was wondering if some publication talked about it or someone well known played it.

i was just looking through horror games and came across it

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