We are about to reach our destination. It's been a long and tiring day, we can't wait to get home and finishwit it... but something so simple can get unexpectedly complicated.

Solve the mystery surrounding this train on one of the strangest public transport trips you've ever experienced. 

Don't forget to buy a ticket, the train is leaving in a couple of minutes...


Interact: E

Pass dialogues: Spacebar

Movement: WASD/Arrows

Choose between dialogue options: WASD/Arrows


Specially made for Game Gen Game Jam 2021. Themes:


Fourth wall

Original idea, assets and music by:

Rocket Raw (Julia Cajigal) @rocket_raw

Naburo (Raúl Arenas) @naburo_rae

Zernimax (Ernesto Jiménez) @zernimax

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, HTML5
Release date Mar 11, 2021
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
(114 total ratings)
AuthorsRocket Raw, Naburo, Zernimax, Dead Pixel Tales
Made withAdobe Photoshop, FL Studio, Unity
Tags2D, Cartoon, loop, Short, Side Scroller, Slice Of Life, Time Travel, train, Unity
Average sessionA few minutes
LanguagesEnglish, Spanish; Castilian


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

Strainge_OSX.app.zip 154 MB
Strainge_Linux.zip 157 MB
Strainge_Windows.zip 155 MB
Strainge_OSX.zip 154 MB

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Damn, what the hell, my mind's blowing ahahahah.

Anyway very VERY nice game. The game is really innovative and, besides that, it brings a deep message within itself.

Furthermore, I felt the emotions of the protahonist more than ever in any other game lmaoo

I put the button in the timloop area and it didnt realize that it was there. I also picked up 2 screwdrivers... Overall good game and really creative but the bugs need to be fixed

New month New beginnings シ

What a lovely game, thank you for the wonderful experience! Such a cool concept, it felt satisfying unlocking more conversations, wish there was more! I like the 'van grog' dialogue ^^ Also Wanted to see if the guy could feel better.

Minor little typo here for didn't

This was honestly a super nice game! The messages that were conveyed through the game from the characters as well as the end was really well communicated through the story! The amount of detail and love put into everything was really amazing to see; the small details in all the posters as well as the end/ title screen; it was really well done! Congrats on making a great game and good luck on future projects!

Scrolling n found this gem! Thanks for the fun game dev :)

Thanks for this fun game! We like graphics, characters, and story. What a pity that the chocolates are useless. They would be the right thing for a cute child. It gives us some "Last Train Home" vibes, although the story's different and there are no horror elements. It's a fine piece of work.

---{ Graphics }---

☐ You forget what reality is

☐ Beautiful

☑ Good

☐ Decent

☐ Bad

☐ Don‘t look too long at it


---{ Gameplay }---

☑ Very good

☐ Good

☐ It's just gameplay

☐ Mehh

☐ Watch paint dry instead

☐ Just don't

---{ Audio }---

☐ Eargasm

☐ Very good

☑ Good

☐ Not too bad

☐ Bad

☐ I'm now deaf

---{ Audience }---

☑ Kids

☑ Teens

☑ Adults

☑ Grandma

---{ PC Requirements }---

☐ Check if you can run paint

☑ Potato

☐ Decent

☐ Fast

☐ Rich boi

☐ Ask NASA if they have a spare computer

---{ Difficulty }---

☐ Just press 'W'

☑ Easy

☐ Easy to learn / Hard to master

☐ Significant brain usage

☐ Difficult

☐ Dark Souls

---{ Grind }---

☑ Nothing to grind

☐ Only if u care about leaderboards/ranks

☐ Isn't necessary to progress

☐ Average grind level

☐ Too much grind

☐ You'll need a second life for grinding

---{ Story }---

☐ No Story

☑ Some lore

☐ Average

☐ Good

☐ Lovely

☐ It'll replace your life

---{ Game Time }---

☐ Long enough for a cup of coffee

☐ Short

☑ Average

☐ Long

☐ To infinity and beyond

---{ Price }---

☑ It's free!

☐ Worth the price

☐ If it's on sale

☐ If u have some spare money left

☐ Not recommended

☐ You could also just burn your money

---{ Bugs }---

☑ Never heard of

☐ Minor bugs

☐ Can get annoying

☐ ARK: Survival Evolved

☐ The game itself is a big terrarium for bugs

---{ ? / 10 }---

☐ 1

☐ 2

☐ 3

☐ 4

☐ 5

☐ 6

☐ 7

☐ 8

☑ 9

☐ 10

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it was interesting to include the player

ngl this game was one of the best game i have ever played

it worth a play.

This was awesome. A loop/pt game that wasn't boring as hell. Loved the dialogue and the options. Great stuff and well worth a play... :)


Really fun game!

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Code for anyone that can't find it (7458)


Many Thanks kind person


Dude you gonna wish you had never even seen me. >:)

I wonder what was the use of the candy?

So good!! so much style and I love all the details in the train (like the posters) !! It was short but still a really enjoyable experience!


Loved the Groundhog Day vibe I got with this game you managed to tell a good story with a short game.

Keep up with the good work I love your games

My gameplay 


imagine having a computer that allows you to download good games like this

same lol


Another suggestion -- the "Change Language" button was hidden, and it might also be better to have it in Spanish so it stands out.


Strainge(Stuck In A Time Loop. I Can Read Minds)


you need to download the game zip to find out

Well frick. I can't, my PC says it's incompatible.

it's not necessary to download the game to solve the puzzle, there's a way to solve it both on browser and downloadable version :)

Too bad I'm stupid. Time to spend an hour figuring this out! xD (no direct hints btw)

UPDATE: I FIGURED IT OUT! That's actually a pretty sick puzzle, felt so smart when I figured it out!

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this game is really cool and idk if I just can't solve the puzzle but I got the button from the woman and opened the control panel and all that and now i just can't do anything. it said don't touch so i thought maybe i had to sit and not touch anything on my computer for a certain amount of time or something but it didn't work. the loop just continues with no new options or things to interact with.

Edit: just played through again and i had no glitch this time. Also now i'm crying thinking about the monotony of my own life, i think i'm gonna try and change it. thank you.

Nice short game, do you plan to expand?

Such a fun little concept! Now if only breaking our own time loop to progress were so easy...

Loved the art direction and the imagination. :)



i think the game is bugged on me... i can't seem to do anything after i unlocked the panel with the "missing button". i already put an item to the missing button but nothing is happening. i watched in the vid below that the game will continue after you do that, but nothing is happening in mine.

That's weird, it's the first time someone report us this problem. And that's correct, if you have the correct item in your inventory (fantasy purple square) it should continue automatically... We're sorry this happend in your game, we'll check it!

Just had the same glitch. I just got it with the Palestine bundle and after I put the missing button in, nothing is changing. Thought I did something wrong but nice to know it wasn't just me. ^^ 

Happened to me as well... I'm on opera gx

yeah i had the same problem

Great idea of this game, I love it!

Loved it!


I just played this game. During the game I wasn't getting the point of the whole game and I found it a little bit boring. But the more I think about it, the more it's worth the time and I'm happier with my life now. Thanks to the developer(s). 

Keep going :D

very beautiful game it was very enjoyable and engaging and i loved how the character communicated with me. really made me feel like i was going thru the day with him.


Call me stupid but I have 20 minutes trying to figure out what´s the password to the suitcase and I can´t *cries*


just scroll up from this comment and there is a screenshot of it


I can't find it

look right below where you play the game, on the right side of the screen. there are a couple sample screenshots of the game: the first is of the starting screen of the character sitting in the seat, the second is the character standing in the train, and the third one has the combination.

"John Titor was here"

Pack it up boy. This is the best indie game of the year.

Fantastic :D such a sweet little concept, so charming

I downloaded the game, 155 MB first, but unpacked 1.2 GByte, ui. Can't believe it plays in the web, but needs so much diskspace. Great style. Love it.

Gameplay: less than 10 minutes
Got it from a bundle! 

This is the first game I've ever played on Itch.io and despite how short it is, it exhibits a type of self-reflection and awareness that made me notice how I look at my own set of circumstances.

Relatively straightforward gameplay and graphics are good! I don't have any complaints whatsoever.

I recommend playing this game if you want a breather or just a quick game that makes your brain go "huh, what's happening" without feeling overwhelmed with all the choices.

Short and sweet, cynical but hopeful game. I laughed once I found the cause of the time loop, and the quick fix needed.  The use of the loop mechanic to reflect the simple repetition of daily life was clever, and fit well into the gameplay. Looking forward to checking out your other games.

really good! kinda confusing at first but it was a great experience


If you have your system in english the dialogs doesn't load well what causes that confusion, we're going to change that as soon as the game jam ends ( 9th March ) and upload an english version! We'll reach you once it's out in case you wanna know a little bit of the story behind :) In any case, thank you for playing it!

El estilo artístico estilizado me encanta. Me recuerda en parte al estilo que usasteis en la Spain devs que también estaba muy chulo. 

Está bien que no sea el típico juego de plataformas y disparos que se ve en muchas jams. Que sea más de chill da un respiro de los demás juegos.

Buen trabajo con las referencias y los juegos de palabras.

Seguid así. Espero jugar a los siguientes juegos que hagáis.

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Ah, thank you for playing it! But for some reason we've seen the dialogs didn't load correctly , maybe because the game it's trying to load an english version we didn't add yet..., it's the first time we've seen this bug. Anyway, we planned to upload an english version very soon, once the game jam it's over (10 days), we'll really appreciate if you give it another chance to know the story behind it, however, thank you for playing it! Hope you could enjoyed it despite this strange error :)

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i love strange error... i think part all game this error :D ..i think so strange game lol