A downloadable game for Windows and macOS

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Place Holder is a narrative-based game about a robot who's on a path to discover its true feelings.

The game was made in two days, in a local game jam, Frost Jam 3, hosted by ITU OTG

Place Holder was also developed for a couple of additional weeks after the game jam. Both the game jam and release versions of the game can be found in the download section.


To succeed in discovering your feelings as a robot, you talk to other entities and proceed.

When encountered with different entities, each chosen dialogue option manipulates the mood of the robot.

To successfully continue the game, you must hide your real feelings and emotionally camouflage according to the thoughts of the person that you have encountered.

To understand your current state of mind, you can analyze the background music or check the mood scale on top of the screen. There are a total of 5 different tracks for the corresponding moods: lost, rational, neutral, emotional, and depressive.

At its current state, Place Holder has 15 different endings, 3 of them being true endings.


Here is the list of essential controls.

Navigation: LMB

Movement: W, A, S, D

Pause: P



Ata Deniz Oktay - Project Manager & Programmer

Batuhan Turan - Game & Narrative Designer

Deniz Polat - Pixel Artist

Umur Can Kuyupınar - Pixel Artist

Ege Küçükoğlu - Pixel Artist

Yusuf Kızılkaya - Musician & Sound Designer

Pınar Karabaş - Musician & Sound Designer

Special Thanks

Kerem Madran - Localization

Zelal Deniz Yıldız - Foley

PlatformsWindows, macOS
Release date Jan 11, 2021
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(1 total ratings)
AuthorsBeez, Xeavon, totanizmas, Kizilejderha, batuqy, Pinifia, DahliaLupa
Made withFL Studio, Godot, Aseprite
Tags2D, Atmospheric, Narrative, Pixel Art, Side Scroller, Story Rich
Average sessionA few minutes
LanguagesEnglish, Turkish
InputsKeyboard, Mouse


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

(Final Version) Place Holder v1.5 Windows.zip 37 MB
(Final Version) Place Holder v1.5 Mac OSX.zip 38 MB
(Game Jam Version) Place Holder v1.0 Windows.zip 28 MB
(Game Jam Version) Place Holder v1.0 Mac OSX.zip 31 MB

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