Ginkgo is a beautiful and creepy little narrative-driven first person horror adventure where you use a magic needle and thread to solve puzzles and avoid a monster in an East Asian dream world haunted by a freaky monster.
In Ginkgo you take on the role of a young woman whose mother has recently died. You feel like you didn’t have a close relationship with your mother as she priorotized work ahead of you, but as you make your way through the mysterious dreamscape you learn that perhaps it wasn’t as simple as that…
The world you traverse is filled with places and objects from your memories and you use your mother’s needle and thread to solve puzzles and aid your escape from a mysterious monster that stalks you. The needle and thread can be used in a variety of ways, such as sewing together ripped fabric, lighting up lanterns and creating barriers to delay the progress of the monster.
Taking around 15 minutes to play through, Ginkgo impresses with its beautiful dream-like East Asian environment, creative puzzle design and thought provoking story. There are a few minor bugs (which you should be able to fix by saving the game, exiting and then continuing), but on the whole it’s a wonderful little adventure that has a nice mixture of horror and heart.
Download Ginkgo Here (Windows)