A downloadable game for Windows

Ginkgo is a single player 3D horror game set in a dreamlike space inspired by East Asian horror. Armed with a magic needle that can sew parts of the world together, solve puzzles and outsmart monsters as you explore this surreal world. Early Access available now!


  • Innovative needle and thread mechanics combined with unique 3D spatial puzzles
  • A stylish, mysterious, and engrossing world modeled after East Asian psychological, spiritual, and supernatural horror elements
  • Close-up encounters with intricately designed yokai monsters who can aid—or disrupt—your journey. 

Learn more at https://www.playginkgo.com/.

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  • Creative Director | 3D Artist - Joey Tan
  • Producer - Milo Smiley

  • Design Lead | 3D Artist - Justin Lu
  • Game Designer | Production Support - Michelle Piña
  • Audio Lead - Kevin Ke
  • Composer - Anthony Sabatino
  • Additional Music - Eunho Lee
  • Usability Lead - Clerisse Cornejo
  • Narrative Lead - Milo Smiley 
  • Marketing Lead - Lynn Wu 
  • Legal Advisor - Megan Lee
  • Engineering Lead - Francesco Galletti
  • Engineer - Connor Aguilar
  • Engineer - Jeffrey Lei
  • Engineer - Katie Moulton
  • Additional Engineering - Christina Guan
  • Art Director - Andrea Zhang
  • Art Director - Nolan Lu
  • Art Lead - Wayne Yip
  • Animator - Haley Tomaszewski
  • 3D Artist - Jamie Liao
  • Technical Artist - Sichen Liu 
  • Additional Art - Kevin Ke
  • Additional Art - Quiana Dang
  • Additional Art - Jonathan Osazee
  • Additional Art - Lucy Chen

Install instructions

This is Early Access, if you encounter any bugs simply save the game, exit, reopen, and click Continue Game to pick up where you left off!


ginkgo-win.zip 3 GB
Version 5 11 days ago

Development log


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This game was amazing! i loved the music and the polished feel to it the unique stitching machanic was really cool and the monster/ demon was frightening! heres my playthrough if ya wanna see.


Pour les Francophones !

A very unique game with a wonderful mechanic sewing the world together following the path of your late mother to uncover some humbling home truths along the way.

 The aesthetics of the game are incredible with some wonderful fire effects and detailed Yokai which made the game feel more immersive and the spirits more life like, there is also some good soundtracks especially when you are being chased by the creepy abomination!

There were a few little bugs regarding sewing the bridge together where the target circles do not quite match up to the edges of the fabric and even when it is all stitched together you still could not walk over it. There was also a bug relating to the puzzle where you have to lower and raise the platform as it did not always cut/join the string.

 Bugs aside the game is a really nice concept and was a really great experience and a joy to play, it will be interesting to see how this game develops as it really is a game like no other.


Wow, an experience i won't forget anytime soon, give my elaborate opinion at the end of the video!


Amazing game! My gameplay here

Thank you so much for playing and attaching your vid HenrykT! The whole team loves seeing how our players react to Ginkgo's unique mechanics and world :)


It was pleasrue. If I can advide: make bigger and longer game inside kind of labirynth with deadly traps and different zones. Then it will be even more lovely!


Honestly, without a doubt one of my favourite game mechanics ever. I would love so much more of the sewing needle mechanic. I can't wait to see how this game progresses. Some bugs but that is to be expected on an Early Access game. I encounter where sometimes the needle and thread did want to take and after a couple of times of repeating the process it would work. Luckily it was where I was being chased. The creature scared me. I can't wait to see where the story leads to.

Thank you so much for playing, and working through bugs Zombikittie! We're working towards as smooth of an experience as possible, and will hopefully crush more bugs ASAP!


By far the coolest comment I can make about this game is the needle/ sewing mechanic. So fluid, so aesthetically pleasing, and just plain fun! I would love to see a boss fight that is similar to the Spider Queen in Okami. The only critique I have is the chase sequence after the sneaking segment. Felt rushed, and confusing on whether I was meant to use the needle or just plain run. Overall, it is definitely a game I'm keeping an eye on for the full release!

Thank you so much for playing Hanabal! And thank you for your feedback—be sure to keep an eye on Ginkgo's socials for some exciting content updates soon ;)


I loved this game and i cant wait till its finished!! 

Thank you so much for playing FlabbyDevotee! It was great to see you stealth across the chase yokai sequences!


It's really cool when a game's theme ties into its mechanics so the whole joining and cutting of tapestries (or family relations) and just the sewing as a whole is great. Honestly, can't wait to see how they expand the puzzles, so much potential. Here's my playthrough if anyone's interested: 


Thank you so much for playing SiXing! And great catch on the symbolism of the tapestry :) 


Nvm i think i fixed it!! bc now i signed into my account and there is no errors like last time!! :

We're glad to hear you were able to solve this issue AlphaShadowWolf! Have fun playing :) 

Hey some reason it says i dont have the perms to download it


I love Japanese horror games so I knew this was going to be good. The needle concept was unique and the use of the needle to solve puzzles reminded me of Zelda (all time fav game) so thats some browney points. I got stuck at the end of the demo largely because I played an older version of the game , so would love to revisit once things improve over time.

Thanks for playing itspandabum! Our team is constantly working to polish the experience and crush as many bugs as we can find, so a bug-free build is (hopefully) on its way!

Brilliant, I actually played the demo again and the ending worked, but I'm actually looking forward to the full game as the gaming mechanism is super fun!


THIS GAME WAS SO GOOD! I can't wait to play more of Ginkgo (gink-go? gingo?) in the future!

Thank you for playing Ginkgo Minya123! Your energy and enthusiasm were great to watch!

Thank you guys! Hope to play more soon!


I love this game I wish it was longer!!

Thank you for playing Kain_oL! If you're hungry for more Ginkgo content, we recommend keeping an eye on our socials in the coming weeks ;)


Very cool and gorgeous game. The gameplay and idea is extremely unique! I hope you get the chance to check out my video below :)

Thank you so much for playing TheOdie! It was great to see you found our newest secret room :) 


Absolutely loved the game!! Very well done! The graphics and the art style of the game are beautiful, the music is wonderful and adds a great vibe to the game! The concept, the story and the storytelling of the game are absolutely awesome! I really like the sewing mechanic. It's very original and works very well! I didn't know what to expect when I first started playing the game, but I absolutely fell in love with it. I had a lot of fun playing the game! I'm really looking forward to playing more of this! The only thing that I found myself having trouble with, was reading the dialogue. It dissapeared a little too fast, so I didn't quite catch everything. The thing they taught me in filmschool to avoid this, is to make sure you are able to read the text atleast three times on a normal pace. However that is literally the only thing in the game that I had a little bit of trouble with, the rest of the game is absolutely gorgeous and I love it! Absolutely well done!


Thank you so much for your feedback and playthrough Andy-R! Your notes about the dialogue have definitely been heard—our team has been hard at work on some extra narrative UI we hope to show in a future release!

Absolutely! That’s awesome! I’m looking to the full release!


The moment i saw this game, i just had to try it... The art is so beautiful i could not let this one get away (i even got a beautiful approved stamp at the end part of the gameplay 😂 )

Even story wise, it was well executed.

Well done!

We're so glad to hear you had a good experience ThatGuyAlexier! Our art team worked incredibly hard to get Ginkgo's distinct and polished look!


What a beautiful game. The story is so captivating, and the sewing mechanic is incredibly unique. All of that coupled with the terrifying monster made this an awesome experience. 

Hi Adrionic! Thank you so much for playing! Your reactions to the Chase Yokai were great to watch :D


really enjoyed this game the mechanics in it are totally different and really good please check out my play through below :) x 

Hi Corrinexmarie! Thank you so much for playing Ginkgo and for your feedback! We can't wait to share more content through our weekly updates! Stay tuned :)

can’t wait to see that thank you! 

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Absolutely adored this demo, it shows such promise already! Aesthetically amazing, the needle/thread mechanic is unique as far as I'm aware and it seems like it has a decent enough story. I was worried it'd be too scary for a big baby like myself, and it got me a few times when I was chased but it was such an enjoyable experience. I look forward to seeing the full release.  Edit: Feel free to check out my playthrough below! And to the developers, it may reveal a bug or two that I encountered. Thanks again for the wonderful game.


Hi AmoebaSheep! Thank you so much for playing Ginkgo and we can't wait to share more updates through our weekly updates on itch! We are hard at work fixing bugs and expanding the game on our way to Full Release!

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Nice to meet you. I found this game to be a lot of fun.

The mysterious atmosphere in the game world is also my personal favorite.I'm a bit of a sucker for action games, so I'm not sure I'll be able to clear it, but I'm very much looking forward to the day when the full version comes out!(If possible, it would be even better if there was a Japanese translation. That's just my own selfishness.....)


Hi ituki_vt! Thank you so much for playing Ginkgo and for your feedback! The team is hard at work translating the game in a few languages, Japanese may just be one of them ;) Stay tuned for weekly updates!

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I absolutely loved this game. The art style was amazing and the monster was actually quite scary. I can't wait to play a full version of this game.


Hi Slayder0407! Thank you for playing Ginkgo and for sharing your playthrough! Stay tuned for weekly updates and we also look forward to a Full Release!


I loved this game. The art style beautiful. The game machanics was so much fun. Story line is pretty amazing as well. I would love to play a full version of this game.


Hi gingerchronicles! Thank you for playing Ginkgo and for your amazing feedback! We're so excited to hear you enjoyed the mechanics and we can't wait to release more content! Stay tuned for weekly updates!


Is this game a demo?
Or is it finished?

Hi Geukseak! Ginkgo is currently in Early Access meaning that we're working towards a full release. Every week we will be releasing updates till the team feels ready for a Full Release :) Stay tuned!


When this game comes out, I will definitely buy it!


Excellent, can't wait to see more


Hi peccavi! Thank you for playing Ginkgo and for your kind words! We are working to release weekly updates with bug fixes and much more content! Stay tuned!


Played before the patch so I may have encountered things you already fixed. Love the concept and the mechanics!

Hi psychroclasm! Thank you very much for playing Ginkgo! It means a lot to us that you enjoyed our itch build! Stay tuned for weekly updates, more bug fixes and more content!


looks like im in a bit of a mess! loved the game and hopefully it will become a full one as its super unique! good job! 

Hi TheOracle! Thank you so much for playing Ginkgo! We love your thumbnail and we can't wait to share with you more upcoming updates!!


I only wish there was more to play! The needle work is very unique and works very well! Looking forward to playing the full game! 

Hi Jar_Red! Thank you so much for playing Ginkgo and for your amazing support! We cannot wait to release the full game either :) stay tuned as every week we post updates and new content!

Looking forward to it :)


This was such a beautiful and horrifying experience! I died a times just being impressed with the beauty of it all while not noticing I was walking off an edge lol Amazing work!  This was the final game in the video! 

Hi Pecanyoutube! Thank you very much for playing Ginkgo! We are working on ironing out a few leftover bugs and expanding the story, we can't wait to share more with you soon!


i love this game! the mechanics are awesome and the monster is freakin horrifying!!!!!! AMAZING AS FREAK AND IM EXCITED FOR THE REST OF THE GAME!

Oh heres my gameplay if you wanna check it out :3

Hi JekhiGamingYT! Thank you so much for playing Ginkgo and for your support!! It means a lot to us and we can't wait to share the full release with everybody else


Really unique and interesting gameplay elements! I did come across a game-breaking bug in my play-though but I was able to overcome that. I'd appreciate it so much if you would consider watching my video and leaving a like! :D

Hi Pogesque! Thank you so much for playing Ginkgo and for your feedback! We are working on ironing out a few leftover bugs and expanding the story! Stay tuned for more updates


I literally cried out Mommy at one point I was so scared. New mechanics? Deep story with hidden elements you need to search for? AND it's terrifying? What more could a gamer want?

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Hi The Bubble E1! Thank you so much for playing Ginkgo and our team couldn't agree with you more! Thank you for your support and we can't wait to share our upcoming updates.

Maybe it's because it's Korea.
It keeps saying that the download failed.
Is there any other way to download it?

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Hi Geukseak! We're so sorry to hear about the download failing. Our engineering team is not entirely sure what could cause it but our team can assist you for sure! Please email us at ------- and we'll make sure to give you a working build.

Thank you for your kind reply!

Fortunately, I downloaded it to another computer!


I absolutely loved the music in this game.is there by any chance you guys might release the soundtrack of this game?

Hi Deadpool123296! We're so glad you liked the music! We might release it in the future, but our Lead Composer's name is Anthony Sabatino if you want to check out more of his work!


This game was amazing. The mechanics were so unique and the monster was epic. Please check out my video!

Hi Mitchsplosion! Thank you for playing!! This is a great playthrough vid :) you navigated the sequences with the Chase yokai like an expert!

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Hello ! I just wanted to let you know that jacksepticeye, a famous youtuber has played your game and really liked it,I really liked the game as well and I haven't seen other youtubers play it yet it's on one of his latest videos with a screenshot of the game as a thumbnail, at the end he's giving his thoughts, you should watch it !

Hi pokyhead! Thank you for letting us know! The whole team was thrilled to see this playthrough yesterday, and have featured it in our latest developer update! 


I loved this game, the monster was scary and the puzzles were fun! It did take me a min at first lol, but I got the hang of it! Overall, I really enjoyed it, good job!


Hi Bop Man! Thank you so much for playing! We're glad you stuck it through to solve the puzzles and overcome the monster :) 


Great start to what I can already tell will be a fantastic game! I first thought it must have been made by the same devs who made Broken Puppet (https://gamejolt.com/games/broken-puppet/109675) solely because of the needle mechanic, but I love that you've designed the needle to work with fabric to build bridges, etc. I look forward to all the ways you're going to play with that mechanic throughout the game and how it all weaves into the story, pun intended. Good luck with development and much success to the full release!

Hi tenchfroast! Thank you very much for playing Ginkgo and for your support! It means a lot to our team to read comments like yours and we can't wait for everybody to play new content coming out weekly! We have been working on new bug fixes and a new secret room, plus expanding a bit narrative in some areas we found was missing. We can't wait for the full release either!


REALLY REALLY FUN GAME!! I loved the sewing mechanic and the monster was absolute nightmare fuel

Hi SnickerDudeAI! Thank you so much for playing Ginkgo!! We just uploaded a more stable build and it may have a secret room for our players to find. Stay tuned for more updates next week and thank you for your support <3


Really great game. The needle mechanic, while a bit finicky, is really cool.


Hi ProofreadFire! Thank you for playing Ginkgo and for your feedback! It means so much to us. We will continue to iterate and improve the gameplay. Also, we did just release an update yesterday with a new secret room and some much needed bug fixes!

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