A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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PLEASE NOTE: A controller is recommended to play.

FOR MAC USERS: Due to files permissions errors and game engine issues, certain steps may be necessary for proper installment:

Step 1: Download the latest version of NW.js from https://nwjs.io/downloads/

Step 2: Extract and open the NW.js download and delete the Contents/Resources folder

Step 3: Copy and Paste the Contents/Resources folder from the game files into the NW.js folder

Explore the forgotten history and deepest, darkest secrets of The Lost Cave of the Ozarks.

As the unfortunate boy who fell into a sinkhole in the 1880s, use your trusty lantern and vivid imagination to survive the dangers that dwell deep in the heart of the Lost Cave. But beware – not only does the cave become more and more treacherous as you struggle to escape, but the boy’s prolonged isolation serves as a catalyst to his overactive imagination- causing reality and fantasy to become indiscernible. To make matters worse, several threatening messages found throughout the cave suggest you might not be alone in the cave after all. In the present day, join the mysterious tour guide and attempt to shed more light on the Lost Cave’s enigmatic history.

Will an outlaw’s bias, a young boy’s imagination, and a tour guide’s research be enough to help you discern the truth hidden inside the Lost Cave?

The Lost Cave of the Ozarks features:
• Unique puzzle-solving platforming rife with exploration, sparks of action, and several hidden secrets to discover
• Play as characters from the present day and the 1880s to experience the ambiguously grim history of the Lost Cave
• Story-rich narrative weaves together three mysterious characters’ stories – each with an unreliable point-of-view – that not only takes you on a journey to the past and present, but also from the wooded Ozark Mountains and caves, to the pirate-infested high seas, the majestic Mount Olympus, eerie Egyptian temples, and more!
• Secret alternate story endings
• Hand-painted, stylized visuals with diverse settings and characters
• Fantastic, emotional, and dynamic soundtrack sets the mood and fluidly transforms along with the player’s progress
• Minimalist U.I shifts players' focus to the environment via visual and audio cues

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Release date Oct 28, 2019
Rated 2.0 out of 5 stars
(4 total ratings)
AuthorRubber Garden
Tags2D, artgame, Atmospheric, Fantasy, Hand-drawn, Mystery, Narrative, Puzzle-Platformer
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
InputsKeyboard, Gamepad (any)


Buy Now$4.99 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $4.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:

The Lost Cave of the Ozarks (Win64) 276 MB
The Lost Cave of the Ozarks (Win32) 272 MB
The Lost Cave of the Ozarks (Mac) 294 MB
The Lost Cave of the Ozarks (Linux64) 286 MB
The Lost Cave of the Ozarks (Linux32) 290 MB

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It won't run on my iMac with Big Sur. Immediately crashes, and generates a report. Looks like a fun game. Glad I got it as part of a bundle rather than retail.


This game looks amazing! The whole atmosphere and build-up of the story is pretty exceptional. It does suffer from quite a few game-breaking bugs though, that kind of took away from the experience a little (to the point where I just had to give up because the replay value was getting lost a little).

That being said, I know this is a very early alpha release and there's lots still to be done, and when you have a new release ready to go I'll be all over it like a lingering rash! So keep up the awesome work and I can't wait to see more!