A downloadable game for Windows

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"Stark stylised flair in a ‘realistic’ forest is a great look. It can feel like how old horror movies used lighting, fog, and lens filters to blast otherworldliness, which is great...  Good stuff."

-Alice O'Connor, RPS

" It isn’t just the striking visuals or the eldritch underpinnings of this entry in this New Weird Horror, but how it all comes together to form a rich tapestry with drawn out presentation in a way one would only typically come to expect from the cinema."

-Emily Rose, Re:Bind


“The porter drew a map for me on the back of a brochure. In smudged pencil he showed me where to turn from the main road onto a dirt road and then where to leave the road entirely. I left the streetlights behind me and traveled into the dark."

Marginalia is a first-person horror game that transports you to Kestlebrook, a secluded valley where history becomes enmeshed with a strange present. Weeks ago Eric left. Days ago you got a letter telling you to come to him. Now you're here, but precisely where is here? And better yet, when?


  • Two plotlines that interweave with one another to tell the full story of Kestlebrook.
  • Beautiful environment hand-crafted by the developers.
  • A story about loss and what a person will do to fix a broken past.
  • Powerful ambient soundtrack.
  • Xbox controller support
  • Like, some mythology and runes, or, y'know, whatever.
  • Forged in the fires of October 2014, and  remade from scratch for 2017



Connor Sherlock - developer and lead designer - Connor is a game designer, developer and musician based in the UK. His previous games include The Rapture Is Here And You Will Be Forcibly Removed From Your Home, Condor, and Sanctuary. You can find him on Twitter @teg5511.

CMRN KNZLMN - writer and designer - Cameron Kunzelman is a game designer and developer based in Atlanta. His previous games include Catachresis, Alpaca Run, and a slew of other small, weird things. You can find him on Twitter @ckunzelman.

Marshall Ruffin - voiceover talent - You can find him on his website.

Chris Hunt - voiceover engineer and trailer music - Chris Hunt is an Atlanta based filmmaker and sound artist.


OS: 64-bit Windows 7, 64-bit Windows 8 (8.1) or 64-bit Windows 10
Processor: Intel Core i5-4570T 2.9 GHz / AMD FX-6100 3.3 GHz
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti / AMD Radeon HD 6850
DirectX: Version 11
Storage: 8 GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX Compatible

OS: 64-bit Windows 10
Processor: Intel Core i7-4770S 3.1 GHz / AMD FX-8320 3.5 GHz
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 / AMD Radeon HD 7970
DirectX: Version 11
Storage: 8 GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX Compatible


Updated 10 days ago
Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars
(64 total ratings)
AuthorConnor Sherlock
Tags3D, Abstract, ambient, Atmospheric, Exploration, First-Person, Horror, mood, Mystery, Walking simulator
Average sessionAbout an hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse, Xbox controller


Buy Now$6.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $6 USD. Your purchase comes with a Steam key. You will get access to the following files:

Marginalia OST.zip 33 MB
Marginalia windows.zip 524 MB

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