Explore a dark town and solve its haunting mysteries to break its curse.

A small town has been cursed by a powerful malevolent force. As a result, the souls of the departed are returning to our world and are haunting the townsfolk. It is up to one investigator highly experienced with curses, and his scary-looking helper, to put an end to this. 

Cursed Travels Sunken City will be a massive entry in the Cursed Travels series featuring all-new content, many mysteries and skeletons.

Arrow keys / AD: Move
Z / K / Up / W: Jump
X / L: Interact
Down / S: Crouch
P: Pause
M: Mute

Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
(43 total ratings)
GenreAdventure, Platformer, Puzzle
Made withGameMaker
TagsDark, Exploration, Horror, Minimalist, Pixel Art, Spooky, supernatural, Two colors


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Chapter 1: Flame of the Banshee

Chapter 2: The Shattered Labyrinth

 Chapter 3: A Forgotten Seal

 Chapter 4: Below The Factory

 Chapter 5: The Sunken City 

The first game of the franchise...


👻🕯 love it!


Ferociter, if you ever notice this, your games are amazing and I love the Cursed Travels series. I’m very excited for the next installation and all your other games are also good. Thanks for keeping me entertained with all of these amazing and unique games.


This game is not working for me. It runs, but if I proceed to the east at the start the cinematic plays. If I go down into the catacombs the door behind me locks and I lose all my candles, so I cannot progress. And If I go into the house further to the west, as soon I exit the cinematic from the beginning plays again starting me over.


What have I done

Art made by me using Aseprite


I really like the style of the Cursed Travels games! I don't know how to explain it well, but I really dig the sort of quiet vibe the games ooze. Everything feels very hush hush and the magic of the world feels very muted, if that makes sense? I think you've got a real good sense on how to push that style with minimal effort, like when the lights turn off as the travelers move past houses at the beginning. It just sets the tone so well. Can't wait to play more of these!


I think I bumped into a bug? After I placed the first candle to open the door to the catacombs, when I got downstairs I had no candles left and the door back up was locked, so I couldn't do anything..

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I’m super fan of the Cursed Travels saga :)

Here are the both parts of my gameplay:


I'm binge playing all the games you've released and it's been a fun ride. This was a great one to wrap up my expedition. Really enjoyed it! Hoping for a sequel since it seems left open for one.


I loved the game! The riddles were interesting and challenging, but not that hard to solve.


hm, I got 11 souls and got the bottle after the banshee was defeated. Did I miss something or did I get everything?
Can one get the cat eating thing the other comment mentioned?


Great game!  How does one feed the cat as per the hidden journal?

A fun and challenging puzzle platform horror adventure offering intrigue and mystery with a nice retro feel 5 out of 5

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You and me both.


The light protects you! Place the light down, find out what your next step should be, and then remove the light before moving. Place the light down again to plan the next step.


skill issue


Awesome game, it was a lot of fun and the best part is that it's  going to have a second part based on the final message. 10/10

I wasn't expecting much, but man did I enjoy this game.

Good job!

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11 Souls:
1st Soul, MacSagart: Inside the church
Go into the church, the first building to the left from the game start, talk to the priest inside. He will give you some candles. Down and x to light a candle. Light a candle to the right of the priest on the pedestal to open up first ghost area.

In the catacombs below, there are four bunches of tulips. Light candles under each bunch, counting up. So first candle under the single tulip, second under the 2 tulips etc. Ghost appears. Chase it around to bring down its hp.

Priest will now unlock the graveyard for you, the fenced area just left of the church.

2nd Soul: Crypt (Graveyard)

Inside the graveyard, go left. Enter the little building/crypt. It is dark. Use your candles to light the way. There are 5 spots where you can put candles, marked with arrows and circles. Crouch down and x over a candle you've put down to pick it up again. Once you've put down the 5 candles, catch the ghost.

3rd Soul, MacMurlach: Graveyard

At the very left of the graveyard is a cat. It runs away if you light a candle next to it. Chase it to the right until it runs past MacMurlach's grave, then catch the ghost.

4th Soul: Graveyard

The third grave from the right on the first graveyard screen doesn't have a name, just instructions. Follow them, lighting a candle to the left of the grave, to the right of the grave, then jump on top of the grave. You should fall down into a little underground area. There is another grave, saying "All onto me" and some bugs running around. 

The bugs turn around when they get to a candle. By placing candles on both sides of the grave, progressively closer, you can get all the bugs to be on top of the grave at the same time, releasing the ghost to catch.

5th Soul, MacJohnson Grandfather: Graveyard (right)

At the lamp outside the house of the gravekeeper, a moth is flying around. It will fly to nearby candles. By placing and picking up candles, you can lure it to the MacJohnson grave, releasing a ghost to catch. Don't put the candles too far apart, or it flies back to the houselamp.

6th Soul, MacDoid: House with no Door

The house actually does have a door, it's just hidden, slightly on the left side. Inside, the house is dark. If you light a candle and move, a giant hand catches you. However, it doesn't if you don't move. Use this to your advantage to place candles to see the platforms, then pick them up and jump. Go to the top and light a candle on the pedestal. Then catch the ghost.

7th Soul, Traveling Fish: Fish Statue

Place three candles at the fish statue then kneel down. It will rise up to reveal a chamber. Place candles in the chamber according to the moon plaque story. Mountain -> Snowflake -> Cactus -> Tree -> Moon. Catch Ghost.

8th Soul, MacJohnson Grandmother: MacJohnson House

In the House with the man, woman, girl, baby and portrait, left of the Fish Statue, is the ghost of their grandmother, who wants to see everyone's faces. So put a candle next to each of the man, woman, girl, baby and portrait to show their faces in the dark and catch the ghost.

9th Soul: Barn

Notice the patterns in the windows inside the barn? You need to make sure all the patterns exist by putting candles on the platforms. 

First pattern:

* _              * *

* *     OR    _ *

* *              * _

Second Pattern:

_ * _ *

* _ * _

_ * _ _

Catch Ghost

10th Soul: Tower

Protip, you can jump on the top background pillars in the hilly area. You need to jump on a short one to get all the way to the left. Go left to the Lumberjack's house, jump on his lumber pile then on his roof, then jump right on the pillars to get to the top of the tower where you can enter.

You need to use candles to get rid of all the fog inside the tower, then catch the ghost.

11th Soul, Wanderer: Cave

Go left after jumping on the Lumberjack's roof, and enter the cave. Inside the cave, wait and do not light any candles. A monster should come closer to you. Light a candle when it is right next to you then catch the ghost.

Go all the to the right where you began and light the soul Lantern. Catch the Banshee! (It's pretty simple)

Thanks man, I had never seen that cat by myself. And the moth: Damn, that is obvious! I don't know why I didn't even think of that!

Can somebody help?

I have 6 souls, cleared the church, the building in the graveyard, the gravestone with lights placed at both sides, the fish, the barn and the (extremely difficult) house with no door in it.

I have gone forward and backward inside and outside the churchyard, but I really cant find anything else. Except for that strange 'wall' (that does not act like a wall, since you can pass through it) and the peculiar pole-like things the far left, but there seem to be nothing to do with those...?

Great game anyways...!

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It's not a wall, it's a tower! There's another 2 souls in the graveyard, talk to the people in the house left of the Fish Statue for clues. You need to jump on one of the pole things to get all the way to the left to the Lumberjack's house, and access the cave and tower from there. Lumberjack also has clues about another ghost.

Incredible game; had a lot of fun with it.


I can't complete the level in the doorless house! The gaps are too big! Make them shorter!

Wake me up when walkthroughs of this game become a thing.

The level inside the barn is too f***ing hard, especially if I leave my door open for everyone else using adjacent rooms. And they're ALWAYS busy.


this game was awesome, though the "fall onto me" grave killed me a lil. crazy fun!!

How do I feel around the house that is "without a door"?

Just walk around pressing 

An absolutely lovely game. I found a lot of joy in playing it.

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Neat font.

I really like the premise of hunting the souls, ending in the little boss battles. It's like Metroid II. :D

The level in the graveyard is SUPER difficult. I can't even weaken the soul long enough to capture it with all that awful parkour.


that was great , nice puzzles !

How do you use the candles in this game?

You crouch and press X or L, 


Another awesome game .