A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

Mr. Puffin in The Dark Castle is an homage to the original Dark Castle for Macintosh and some sort of Dark Souls-y (eventually, at least. Right now it's a mess!) horror action with a puffin!

It was made for the Idle Thumbs Wizard Jam 4. Therefore it's terribly short, as in there's basically just a Puffin in a Coat who fights a bunch of zombies. But I hope I can expand a bit on this later.

A Gamepad Controller is Highly Recommended!

  • Left stick - Move Mr. Puffin
  • Right stick - Move camera
  • Right trigger - Punch
  • B - Sprint

I spent way too much time doing art, so the "win" condition is just dying.. in a painfully ungraceful manner.


Beautiful music by Torbjørn G. Dahle (@toblix)

Change Log


  • Combat particle effects!
  • Z-targeting

Jam v2

  • Death properly restarts the level now
  • "Esc" key exits the game
  • Fixed some audio levels
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars
(8 total ratings)
AuthorJón Kristinsson
Tags3D, bird, castle, Horror, puffin, wizardjam
Average sessionA few seconds
InputsGamepad (any)


Mr. Puffin Windows 64-bit 54 MB
Version 2 Jan 22, 2017
Mr. Puffin Mac (Universal) 68 MB
Version 2 Jan 22, 2017
Mr. Puffin Windows 32-bit 53 MB
Version 2 Jan 22, 2017
Mr. Puffin Linux 69 MB
Version 2 Jan 22, 2017