A downloadable game for Windows

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The Self-Playing Game is a game about itself.

It just wants to play with itself, all the time. 
But you're allowed to witness and listen to 
everything this entails. 
And maybe... be a part of it. 😉

Minimum system requirements:

  • O.S.: Windows® 98/ME/2000/XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10
  • CPU: Pentium® III 800 MHz or higher
  • Screen resolution: 1280x720
  • Free hdd space: 65 Mb
  • Free ram space: 128 Mb
  • GPU memory: 32 Mb
  • DirectX®: DirectX® 8.0 or higher

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Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars
(4 total ratings)
AuthorAndrea Pignataro
Tags2D, Atmospheric, Dark, Difficult, Experimental, Horror, mind-bending, Minimalist, secrets, weird
Average sessionDays or more
AccessibilityColor-blind friendly, High-contrast
LinksTwitter, Patreon


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The Self-Playing Game.exe 30 MB


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This game was pretty interesting. It was interesting to see the game compete with itself, and I liked the story of the two Mondays. I ended up getting a highscore of 72, but the game kept resetting itself, so I was unable to get any further. Are there any secrets to find if you get a higher score, because if there are, I would try to find them.


Thanks! And yes, there are.
The Self-Playing Game is more like an installation art piece meant to run indefinitely until the game reaches the ending (and the whole story gets told). Whenever a concept worth exploring comes to me, no matter how strange it is, I always give it a go.
And this one makes no exception.


Cool! I'll get back to it, then :)


what is this game about?


Time. It's mostly about time. 
Your playthrough experience is randomly decided by how much time passes between any progress the game makes by itself.
You don't have any power to interfere with the game.
You're just a witness of its gameplay. Like watching a streamer playing a game.
The story reflects this by relating time with being powerless.
Still, the choice to listen to it is yours. So, do as you wish.


oh ok thank you for explaining