Lamplight Hollow

Lucid dreams can help dreamers grow.

These lucid dreams can help dreamers explore and resolve issues. Issues they might not be aware of in their waking lives. Issues their subconscious are eager to tackle.

Lamplight Hollow is about such a dreamer.

Join this dreamer as they undertake a journey through their dreams -- exploring the unexplored, examining the unexamined, and befriending the not-always-friendly.

Explore the dreamer's world and consider its implications.

You will be joined by a motley group of characters who might or might not be helpful, will find treasures that might or might not be treasured, and might even recall those memories that were seemingly too-easy-to-forget.

Lamplight Hollow, a clever and quirky RPG. Created by Luciano Sgarbi. Presented by Jennifer Ann's Group.

About Lamplight Hollow

Lamplight Hollow was developed by Luciano Sgarbi and is a winning video game from the 2019 Life.Love. Game Design Challenge presented by Jennifer Ann's Group, a nonprofit charity working to overcome the global problem of abusive relationships, particularly among adolescents.

Development Luciano Sgarbi @flapdoddle
Produced by Jennifer Ann's Group (Mastodon)
Published by Life Love Publishing (Mastodon)
ESRB Rating E for Everyone Pictures or sounds likely to be scary (Rarely)

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Gaming Against Violence recognized as Top-50 Innovator

The nonprofit program that produced this game has been recognized for its innovative approach to violence prevention through video games. Learn more about Gaming Against Violence.

About Jennifer Ann's Group

Since 2008 Jennifer Ann's Group's Gaming Against Violence program has produced more than fifty serious video games about serious issues. Previous video game topics include bystander awareness, consent, healthy relationships, and teen dating violence prevention. This award-winning approach to violence prevention is evidence-based and the games are available for use in university studies. Please contact Jennifer Ann's Group to discuss research opportunities.

Jennifer Ann's Group is named for Jennifer Ann Crecente, a high school senior killed by her ex-boyfriend. The nonprofit charity was created by her dad in her memory.

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good way to show youngers about relations while playing a game , it was fun to play too even though i couldnt find many secrets and stuff , got ranking A too;  well done :) 

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Uhh... It's kinda speaking GIBLISH! I have NO. IDEA. what it's saying. Here is a pic ;-; Even when I continue it's still like this weird language and I have no idea what it's saying... What do I do? Is this a glitch or is it just MY fault? Weird...

Wow. We haven't seen that before! We just checked and the below image is how it is appearing for us.

Could you click on HOW TO PLAY (aka HNV SN OAX) to see if you still get this "language" once you've proceeded and then let us know?

It's probably a character set or font issue but it would help narrow it down if you could try the above. 


Also, the font is Thinking.woff2 but it's not clear if that would matter. If this is another language we haven't been able to identify it. Let us know if you have any luck!

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Here's another pic of the problem.This is what comes up when i click a few times on the "HNV SN OK V". Really weird and i was looking forward to playing the game as well :(

Hmm... well at least we've confirmed that it's doing this consistently for you!

If you wouldn't mind could you try accessing this game on GameJolt? Although at this point it seems likely you'll have the same problem it would help if we could confirm this. We're sorry for the difficulty but this is not a problem we've ever seen and it might take a little time to figure out. Here's Lamplight Hollow's game page on GameJolt:

If you can let us know how this goes either here or on our GameJolt page we would appreciate it!

As you can see below, Wilbur is confused too:

Haha. And, IT WORKED ON GAMEJOLT! A few minor things still have the same thing but most of it is normal! Nice!


Reminds me of my last girlfriend! (Unfortunately)

Thanks for the Let's Play of Lamplight Hollow! Now that Wilbur & Dreamer have made it Outdoors we'd love to see what happens next . . . !


You made something really cool here!  You should be super proud. :{)

for me it's kinda bugged, it's anything wrong with the game?

No -- what's not working?

The only problem we saw early in testing was issues with audio files when using Chrome but that was resolved. Please let us know what we can do to help.

I can't explain, but here's a photo of the bug.

Well, we can definitely say that the title screen is not supposed to look like that!

Lamplight Hollow is also on our GameJolt page -- give it a try there and let us know how it goes.


got the worst ending

i kinda happy 

will play more

well i entered a room while clicking a lot of buttons and now the graphics are disabled

OK there seems to be a problem. i didnt play this game for a month and now my save file got deleted. Pls Fix This

Hi - we're sorry to hear that. The HTML5 save files should be stored in local storage and retrieved automatically. The Key for the default save file is:

RPG Lamplight Hollow File9

Maybe check if a different browser was used? Good luck!


The meaning behind this game is actually deep and it hits me hard, wow... Props to the devs and you guys at JAG! 😊

This is only part 2 (also an ending) of my experience, but you can check part 1 as well on the channel! 😊


i broke the game

everthink is black



Had issues with copyright claims so had to overlap some other music over the game music. Other than that it was a good game with a beautiful story behind it.

Thank you for the kind words.

ALL of the music used in the game has been properly licensed and we have sent in that info to several music publishers already to get 3 or 4 claims dropped. Not all of the publishers have automated systems and some are just not responsive.

We're sorry that this is a hassle but it doesn't seem like we'll find a reasonable solution anytime soon. :-(

But thank you again!! And we will check out your video soon.


its all good.  

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Hey Jennifer Anns Group,

First Of Great Game Love It But There Is A Issue. The Music Played In Wilburs Area Which I Hv SHown In The Image Is Giving Me Copyright Claims By

CD Baby Sync Publishing I Was Wondering If U Could Remove The Claim ik Its Ur Song But Pls Take Some Action. I Hv Currently Sent A Dispute Against Them


Hi CytomPlaz -- thanks for the kind words about the game!

We have not filed any copyright claims (and we actually want people to share our games). 

All third-party music in the game has been properly licensed to use in Lamplight Hollow. If you receive a claim stating otherwise please direct those claimants to contact us directly at:

We will send them proof of license. 

Enjoy the game :-)

Hmm.  When I locks up, I can restart and reload the game, somehow I don't think that is how it is supposed to work, but it is a fix.


Although we're glad that you can continue to play it is definitely not supposed to be happening!

Have you noticed any pattern about when this happens? (scene or music change for example) Would you mind telling us what browser you're using? We can start there try and replicate this.

Thank you for letting us know.


Well, I have since gotten an upgraded computer and due to working from home, I am using my own with no problems, so....I guess it's fixed!  Thank you for your help.


We're so glad to hear that - we hope you enjoy exploring Lamplight Hollow!!!

Take care.

Hi -- we can't figure out how to respond to your review of the crossword puzzle but wanted to reach out to you!

You're the only person who has responded to DV Crossword so first of all: thank you for that. If you'd like we can send you all of the answers if you'd like to use the puzzles in your classroom.

Generally, the "easiest" should be the 10x10 then the 14x14 and then 15x15 puzzles. But since we've not had any feedback it's been very difficult to know how hard the puzzles are. Let us know if you'd like the answers and we'll figure out how to make them available for your use. 

(here are a few clues for the 10x10 puzzle)
12across = permission
25across = resilience
3down = unreversed
5down = saintdenis

- Jennifer Ann's Group

P.S. It has been a while since we created this and it was NOT EASY to try and recall some of these answers. This is harder than we remembered it being! We will probably revamp this game so that at least some hints are available before we share it again next October.  :-)

It seems to lock up at strange times.  Playing on a Dell PC.  Just curious is this an ongoing problem?


Wow and I'm even more amazed at the message behind the game and where it come from! I hope more people are made aware of the problem of teen dating violence! Really great work!


This is an amazing game! The story and subject is very interesting, the musics are great and the graphic design is beautifull!

I finished rank A, with 29 found, 26 gold, no relics found and 2 useless treasure brought back to the griblies out of 5! It was a lot of fun <3 

My only critics are the following:

-the Z command didn't work on my laptop (lenovo X230 tablet, windows 10)

-the sequence where you are forced to advance are infuriating at the beginning

- the freeroam mode is way more interesting I think, because you can discovere the world around you.

-there are a few minor bugs, like Willbur being present at the entrance of the dungeon even thought he is in you party behind you, or when you exit freeroam in the yard with the broken car, it brings you back at the entrance of the dungeon.

-also at some point my computer crashed, not sure if its the game or my device.

-The fight sequences might need to be a bit more linked to the topic of helping a friend in an abusive relation. I feel like it was trying to bring the concept of being able to talk to someone, but then some key words like "listening", "empathizing", "reassuring" in the responses could have better taught the player what is to be done when trying to orally solve an issue. Disregard my comment if the fight sequence where not for this.

I really loved this game and wish the story was even longer!!! Its a beautifull universe :)))

Thank you so much!

Thank you for your kind words and detailed feedback! We are evaluating what we will be doing with Lamplight Hollow next and will keep your feedback in mind to help guide us.

The problem with the 'Z' key not working is concerning and we have not been able to replicate it yet. As we look at porting the game to mobile devices we will likely add an on-screen button to replace use of the 'Z' key but it would be best if we could identify why this is not working properly for all players.

Thank you again for your thoughtful comments and for your time in sharing them with us!