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In Retro Slasher, you play as a counselor helping set up at a summer camp. But you're not alone in these woods...

The locals warned you, the owners cautioned you, and now it may be too late. Can you survive, or will you and all of your friends suffer a terrible fate at the hands of a mysterious killer?

UPDATE: Includes new CRT filter!


Begin playing within seconds. You start outside a camp building. The killer will begin attacking any minute. He may choose you, or one of your fellow counselors. Use downtime to explore the grounds for tools you can use to defeat him.

Runs typically last a few minutes. Replay and find new ways to defeat the killer!


You can collect items to help you defeat the killer. Items include:

Axe: High attack power, chops down obstacles
Knife: Medium attack power, easy to locate
Lantern: Keeps you well-lit at night, protects you from ambushes by the killer

... and more.



Move: Arrow keys, WASD
Run: Left Shift, Z, Right-click
Attack: Spacebar, X, Left-click


Move: Left thumbstick, D-pad
Run: X, Y, Left trigger, Right bumper, L3
Attack: A, B, Right trigger, Left bumper, R

Release date Oct 30, 2018
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
(11 total ratings)
Made withMonoGame
Tags2D, 8-Bit, Cute, Difficult, Horror, Pixel Art, Retro, Short, Spooky, Survival Horror
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse, Xbox controller


Buy Now$1.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $1 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Retro Slasher.zip 74 MB

Development log


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Good and the game launch quickly!


Atari the 13th

Neat retro vibe - best wishes.

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When i try to play the game i just wont open and dunno why its happening to. Edit: its working sorry :)

Glad you got it sorted out 😅


This game looks really good!! Can't wait to play later :D <3


This is the best itch.io game!

Wow! Glad you think so 😁

Thanks for playing!


Just bought your game and will be trying it out tomorrow. I’m excited to give it a try.


Thanks for your support! :D I hope you enjoy it


er... I'm having a new problem lmao

When night falls, everything disappears. I assume that's not supposed to be the case. The lamp reduces the problem a little, but it can be pretty tough.

In fullscreen there's also some constant screen tearing, but it doesn't get in the way really. (Tried to get a screenshot, but that's not working in fullscreen)

Did manage to beat the killer once though!


Odd that these issues are happening 🤔 everything disappearing at night is an issue with the shader. The grass isn't supposed to turn blue too; it's supposed to be black. I'll take a loot at it.

Glad you defeated the killer once, though! I've got another patch in the works (1.0.2) for another issue I found; I'll probably patch this issue with 1.0.3.

Thanks for your support, feedback, and patience! :)


Sounds good. Keep up the good work!


Hey. Unfortunately, I was not able to reproduce this bug on any of the computers available to me.

However, I've adjusted the shader to make it a little less sensitive and pushed version 1.0.3. Let me know if this fixes the night time visibility for you. Thanks!


I tried the latest version and it seems to be working fine now! Still has the screen tearing in fullscreen, but again that's not too big of a deal.


Pretty difficult, but so satisfying to finally win.  I'm eager to jump back into it and experiment/look for things I might have missed on my first successful run .  Nice work man!

Thanks! I'm really glad you liked it :D

There are a few hidden details that I hope you'll have fun finding.


I'm just getting a black screen trying to play it. The music is playing, but I can't do anything

Hey, thanks for letting me know.

  • Try running the game as an Administrator, if you're able to
  • What version of Windows are you running? 7, 8, 10? Pro, Home? 64-bit, 32-bit?
  • Is the game launching in Windowed mode or Fullscreen?

Thanks for trying the game, I apologize for you having these issues, and I'll try to fix them as soon as possible.


I attempted running it as an administrator, but no dice. I also tried messing around with compatibility settings, but that hasn't worked either.

I'm running Windows 7, 64-bit. It's launching windowed, can't get it to go full screen.

No worries, thanks for responding so quickly.


Alright, thank you for the information. I'm currently working on a fix, I'll let you know how progress goes!

Hey there, I believe I've fixed the issue! Check out the new upload.

Thanks for reaching out!


Just launched, and yup, I can see things now!