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Stranded in a strange sea, you must obey the rules of your avian overlords. Collect as many ducks as you can and deliver them to the great golden duck. Sometimes your engine may stall. Be careful when you try to restart it, strange spirits lurk down there.

Your flashlight is your friend. Hold left-click to power it up--this will help you survive when needed. It is recommended that you collect all 11 ducks before proceeding to the end. This is a game about getting your ducks in a row.

Poltergoose was made in 72 hours for a game jam and can be completed in about 10 minutes (it has received some minor updates since then).


  • E - interact
  • F - flashlight (hold left-click to power it up)
  • WASD - move
  • Space - jump


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Poltergoose-Linux.zip 118 MB
Poltergoose-Mac.zip 119 MB
Poltergoose-Windows.zip 116 MB


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Totally off the wall and I loved it!  I liked your use of audio and the details on the boat.  However, you seem to have confused the terms "engine stall" and "shower stall" XD

Haha thanks, getting the details on the boat definitely took a while. I wanted the engine to be as far down as possible, so I ended up replacing the shower with the engine  :^)

Very strange game. I like the freedom on the boat, most games would lock you in. 

Thanks for playing!

Simple and cool game you have here! Had a great 15 minutes playing it! Have you considered participating in our GDWC #gamedev contest? Check out our itch.io page for more infos ;) 

Sure, I'll probably give the game an update and submit it to the contest. Thanks for stopping by.

My pleasure! good luck in the competition ;) 

Hey there. I recently played this game and I have a few pros and cons for you:

Pros: Interesting concept in collecting items as an objective, I like the humor - such as the evil duck and the the troll ending - the environment is creepy, has a good color scheme, and I like the map because it's challenging.

Cons: the controls need to be worked out a bit better because I was using my mouse to turn the camera and it was not registering well. The boat mechanics should be fixed because it drifts and turns on it's own, it's very slow to turn, maybe add a way to regain some health, and  maybe install a way to defend ourselves from the duck (unless i missed how to do that, then my bad).

Overall, not a bad little game. Simple, hilarious, has an objective, and can be a fun little pass time. Nicely done over all.

I made a video for it on my channel as well along with another little horror game in the beginning:

Thanks for the feedback and checking out the game. I think I'll add a mouse sensitivity slider in the next update so it's customizable (you can regain health by collecting ducks by the way). For dealing with the goose, the flashlight is key (be sure to power it up).

I took the time to check out your game, and besides the questions I had attempting to differentiate the difference between a goose and a duck and a poltgereist and entity, I was blind sided by the ending. It was beautiful. Had a lot of fun!

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Thanks for checking it out! Glad you liked the ending. In your run you didn't run into the goose for a while, I haven't seen a playthrough quite like that yet. Interesting to see.


These ducks have nothing on this thing... 

Haha, thanks for playing and giving your feedback, glad you had fun with it. Nice editing in your video by the way.