A downloadable game for Windows and macOS

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An Anti-Coin Collection Platformer inspired by Japanese folktales.

As the day shines the last of its golden light over the land an eerie realm begins to form in the shadows. This spectral world is home to the Yokai. An assortment of ghosts, ghouls and demons that rise in the dusk and play through the night.

When a young girl, Tamako, spots one of these yokai she finds herself trapped in their world. If she can navigate this perilous land, the key to returning home may lie on the strange new mountain on the horizon.


  • Explore the world of Rising Dusk over 20+ levels traveling through Rice Fields, Castle Towns, Hot Springs, and more.
  • Avoid the coins! A unique mechanic that will have you battling every instinct to get everything. There’s a multitude of collectables, but can you resist collecting them all?
  • 16-bit meets Studio Ghibli art style. Encounter all sorts of ghosts and demons drawn from Japanese mythology.
  • Hidden ItemsSecret Exits and more. This game is bursting with secrets and easter eggs.
  • For PC & MAC 


"A charming, vibrant adventure, jam-packed with cool characters!"
~ Team Cherry

"The game never handholds, and everything that is needed to be known is clearly conveyed through the excellent level design."
~ Indie Ranger

"...a pretty mix of 16-bit era and Studio Ghibli."
~ Retronator

 "...the soundtrack is an absolute banger"
~ cliqist.com

PlatformsWindows, macOS
Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars
(41 total ratings)
AuthorStudio Stobie
Made withStencyl
Tags16-bit, Colorful, Cute, Kickstarter, Pixel Art, Puzzle-Platformer, Retro, Singleplayer, Stencyl
Average sessionA few minutes
InputsKeyboard, Gamepad (any)
MultiplayerLocal multiplayer
Player count1 - 2
LinksHomepage, Steam, Kickstarter, Twitter, Facebook, Studio Stobie


Buy Now$7.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $7 USD. Your purchase comes with a Steam key. You will get access to the following files:

Rising Dusk PC v1.0.1.1 182 MB
Rising Dusk MAC v1.0.1.1 183 MB

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i adore this game, and i have a great time whenever i play it, but i cannot for the life of me figure out where the last cassette (the one between "only options" and "tesso tesso tesso" in the club) is. any hints?

nvm found it



I still listen to the bgm files from this game sometimes tbh, I liked them so much 'XD You could probably get a few sales from its OST, like Undertale did.

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hey there! I think this game, from the music to the characters to the gameplay itself, is a great charming gem of a world that I wish at the very least had 40 reviews on steam. a lot of love must have gone into it and it shows!

in fact I like it so much I speedran it this last week+ and you should know it still rules to play even in just 20 minutes. I think you'll like(?) how Tanuki Town (aside from a lil lapse in judgment at the end) and especially Giri Giri look in their current forms. aside from one other person's run 3 years ago there is no community unfortunately but with any luck the world at large will catch on one day. thanks again for a sweet game!


Oh wow, this speedrun is amazing! The skip in Giri Giri Pass was unexpected but very clever how you got under the crate to use the pushable object jump bug . I also hope one day there's a community, I really want to see a lowest coin total run. But thank you so much for playing the game. 

Really nice game! Runs perfectly (as far as I can tell) in WINE on Linux

I got the game from the itch.io where to find the steam key?

Hi, when did you purchase the game on itch.io? Did you receive it as part of the equality bundle?

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Platformer that gives me strong Goemon vibes with its japanese folklore theme, in which you are supposed to avoid coins instead of collecting them. The gameplay mechanic seems a bit gimmicky at first, but once you understand that you can just do 2 runs for each level (one without coins, one with), the game becomes less cumbersome and more fun to explore. Add a variety of fun characters, great art style, good music and a ton of secrets. Initial gameplay confusion aside, this is very good stuff and reminds me a lot of classic SNES platformers. 4,5/5

More Racial Justice Bundle impressions:


I've been following your progress through all the games on Resetera.  Thanks for taking the time to write a review of each one.

Found this game through the Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality and fell in love with it! The music, characters, art, and puzzles were all incredible. As a long time fan of platformers it really pushed me to think in new and different ways. Enjoyably challenging, but rarely frustrating. If you want to play something charming and new, grab this game!

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I really like this game. It took me back to that feeling of when I was 12 or so, spending the night downloading a ton of snes roms very slowly since my dial up connection could not get it together, and then the next morning I would pick some random games out of the bunch to test them out. Rising Dusk is that weird one that ends up sticking with you though. I even wish I could play it in japanese just so I could also recreate the vibe of not understanding a single word but still being completely absorbed by the cute art, music and the cool gameplay ideas you can piece together just by messing with it. Good job.

​Softlocks in a big dungeon kind area is the worst to happen in a puzzle game.

There’s a boss battle where you have to do one thing three times in a row without a single mistake, and then I couldn’t see where to go, exited the dungeon only to find out all the progress in the area was wiped out.

Started playing it because it looked fun on a stream, but I don’t want to continue playing this game anymore.

​This is frustrating, in a way a puzzle game shouldn’t be.


Hint: in that dungeon there is a map, if you pick it up you can access it by hitting pause button. :)

Also try to return to where you encounter the boss "first". :)


Of all the games added to the BLM bundle, Rising Dusk was among the ones I was most excited to see, and from what I played it absolutely does not disappoint. It's incredibly charming and the music in particular is very striking with its moody, surreal atmosphere. I hope you consider releasing the soundtrack separately so that I can support your work directly!


Thank you. That means a lot. I am hoping to release the soundtrack soon.

Any plans for a Linux version? If not, it will probably work well under WINE regardless. I'm just curious.


At this stage probably not . Let me know how it runs in WINE though.

Good job completing your game! I remember seeing it back before you tried for KS funding. Always cool to see a game make its way to the public.

Thank you! It's come a long way since the KS and I'm really happy with how the game turned out. I hope you enjoy it if get the chance to play it.

this soundtrack seriously rocks and gets stuck in my head! Intuitive gameplay is addictive and creative. Original too nice one studio stobie 


Please Studio Stobie,import dat ON SWITCH!

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Thanks so much! I wanna play it on Switch too! If it does well enough on PC we can make it happen! Spread the word!