A downloadable game for Windows

Download NowName your own price

Forgotten School / 忘れられた学校 is a short atmospheric Japanese VHS aesthetic horror game with a deeper meaning.

Average playtime around 10-15 minutes depending on how much you explore the game world with the camera to uncover secrets, the game was made in a week.

Best played in resolution 1920x1080.

The game plays as a walking simulator, but you do have a unique camera mechanic.

Story: Japanese school girl Akiyo shows up at her school in the morning, but it would seem that everyone is gone. Through her video camera she always keeps on her, she discovers a hidden dimension unseen to the naked eye.


WASD = Movement

Left Shift = Run

E = Look through camera

R = Pickup & Use battery

Be kind

Thanks for playing and for your feedback! I've decided to continue this series next game and will be more fleshed out & longer!

AKAI NOROI my other asian / japanese horror title releases 24th July on Steam!

Created by Aza Game Studio.

Official site: https://azagamestudio.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AzaGameStudio


Download NowName your own price

Click download now to get access to the following files:

Forgotten School.zip 479 MB

Development log


Log in with itch.io to leave a comment.

Viewing most recent comments 2 to 41 of 82 · Next page · Last page

I didn't think I could play Japanese horror games abroad. But it was a lot of fun.

This game was amazing keep up the good work developers !!! i had play this game to my video and put it to my 3 scary games.

Awesome Scary Game! 


Link to my channel (opens in new tab) youtube.com/jonathick


very cool game enjoyed it

this game it's really cool

please visit my video

Weird game and a little short but overall good experience. 

Thank you for making this game! It was a real trip for us, and we had a really wonderful (and pretty freaked out) time. Hope to see more by you!

Don't booli.

The game was SUPER laggy, but when I entered the library i took out the camera and saw someone, i turned it off and turned it on again, the woman DISAPPEARED and i got scared. Also, when I entered the school, I took out the camera and a little kid running SCARED the SHIT outta me..3 stars lmao

This one is a bit different from "Perdita" and I like it more. Scaling is completely off though, in the first location it feels like you playing tiny midget and have to look up to see door handle, but as soon as you enter school you are 2 meter giant walking beneath the ceiling. 

Setting is pretty dope. Short and exciting horror story, didn't have time to get bored, so it works well. Played it through twice and noticed other things I missed in my first playthrough. Keep coming with good ideas and make sure not to do same mistakes.

That was weird and unexpected, but enjoyable!

Very interesting game went over hard topics and introduced pretty creepy vibes bravo Dev.


Sad that he did not understand the meaning behind it and ended it pretty fast, even though he is known for exploring every detail of a game normally. 

(German Let's Play:)


The Game was really cool and I loved the how the game used the camera to see things that your eyes could not. I did a let's play of it. 


Had a chance to play this game! i think i enjoy psychologcial horror a lot this game has a deeper meaning timestamp - 6:48 


BE KIND TO OTHERS! | Forgotten School / 忘れられた学校 (Short Japanese Horror) 

This game was short but sweet! I should go back to play more tbh!


It was ok, it had nice atmosphere, some chilling scenes... i enjoyed it... Keep up the good work...

Loved the old school vibe and the atmosphere.


Little short but Still very creepy 


Forgotten School reminds me of a lot of Japanese horror experiences in that there is a deeper meaning beyond just making a scary game. Though Forgotten School is a brief experience, it has more impact than many horror titles that span several hours. I look forward to seeing more from the developer! 


Short but really great visuals and atmosphere. I recorded a clip for the itch.io Youtube! Thanks for uploading


i like the style of the game just thought it was a bit too short but i liked it overall good work 


Wow, the atmosphere and moral of the story were awesome! Got scared a few times too! Here's my little playthrough (polish language) Cheers!

(1 edit) (+2)

I really wanted to see more. Understand the game was made in a week though, so I hope you're treating this as a bit of a demo or teaser. I'd love to see you take the time to expand the game, open up more of the school to explore.

I added my own gameplay here and you can see how I wanted to explore more. lol

Someone else already suggested adding the ability to turn off the destination marker. I agree. Not knowing where you're going encourages you to explore the area more, especially if you do keep working on it and open more for exploration and story.


great game

(1 edit) (+1)

Pretty cool game check out my video!


How I have missed this game?! I was so waiting your Akai Noroi game to steam that i didn't even realize you have something else to offer too! I really liked this one, I see  you used some same stuff what was in Perdita. Just wondering, should that hanging woman move?! lmao. but really atmospheric and sad game!


I played this in a 2 scary games video and this game was so creepy! Its the second game I played:

(1 edit) (+1)

Pretty good short game. Although I didn't really understand the message its trying to convey. One thing I would suggest is to have an option to turn off the destination marker to give the players an incentive to explore the school.


good game, i had fun playing it, honestly was not expecting that ending, i had a different idea of the game . thought it was heading towards a "paranormal style like a ghost hunting you thru the school you need to survive and escape" type game .  i really like the message  at the end. keep up the good work friend  i made a playthrough of it  :D


Brilliant little mini Japanese horror game! Hopefully it gets expanded upon!

CREEPY SCHOOL VHS HORROR GAME | Forgotten School | Free Download Link In Description


Solid experience. The visuals are interesting and i'm excited for future games. 


This was really cool! A great atmospheric game with a dark twist! The visual style is amazing. Here's my playthrough: 


The game was cool!  I liked the style, atmosphere and aesthetic for the game to!


Loved the overall meaning of the game, and you really nailed the aesthetic. I realize afterwards I kinda stumbled into the ending faster than intended but wanted to keep my true first experience as opposed to re-recording. I still felt like it was impactful to me as is.



🎀 WOW, WHAT A SH*TSHOW... | Forgotten School Full Gameplay

Viewing most recent comments 2 to 41 of 82 · Next page · Last page