A downloadable game for Windows and macOS

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With no plans lined up after graduating, Corinne agrees to do a favor and look after a hospitalized acquaintance's home... a home that turns out to be a ghost-infested bed & breakfast! Her peaceful week of housesitting becomes seven days of madness as she finds herself surrounded by a variety of eccentric ghosts with entirely different demands...

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Gameplay

  • Sidescrolling adventure game (NOT a horror game despite the ghosts)
  • A character-rich, story-driven experience
  • You have 7 days at the B&B. Try to make each day count!
  • Switches between day and night, affecting available interactions

Key Features

  • Gardening! Raise a garden by tending to the B&B's potted plants. Sell the flowers you've grown for money!
  • Cooking! Create tasty breakfast dishes in the kitchen. Can you find all 10 recipes?
  • Ghosts! Get to know the B&B's otherwordly guests. Choose what you say carefully! There are multiple endings based on your decisions.
  • New Game+! Beat the game once to unlock a harder version of the game with alternate dialogue, bonus scenes, extra content, and a few... secrets...

CCD&B was initially developed in a month for the 2015 IGMC (and won grand prize). This is an updated version with improved art, more illustrations, better writing and implementation of multiple endings, new characters and maps, a New Game+ mode, and more content and details in general.



Please note: Purchasing the game here does not come with a Steam key, Steam achievements, or Steam trading card game content. If you're interested in those, you can buy the game on Steam here!

Frequently Asked Questions

Prequel/sequel in development!


The sister game to CCD&B, Hermina Lumen is Only Human, is currently in development! Wishlist it on Steam and get updates on Twitter/Tumblr:

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Purchase

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:

Corinne Crosss Dead and Breakfast.zip 188 MB
CCDBmv.zip 317 MB

Development log

Comments

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Heartwarming adventure game where you run a haunted B&B. Protagonist is a woman of colour. Well-handled discussions of death and grief, and (briefly) of sexism in household work. 4/5 - excellent.

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This was really good.

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I would totally recommend this game if you want a calm game and a heartfelt story. I really enjoyed the game, and it was very interesting to see how the house transformed as the days went buy. 

At the beginning you can get a bit spooked, as there are elements in the house that appear without reason, but once you meet the ghosts, your perspective on things totally change. 

It was very interesting to see that you cannot get all the good endings in one play. I really liked that, as it shows that sadly, you cannot always please everyone, sometimes you just have to choose what to do based on your values and morals. 

Thank you to the developers for bringing such a beautiful story to life.  

how to you give Shoes his breakfasts?

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You walk up to him with the food in your inventory/fridge after talking to him, and an option should come up that says give food/don't give food. Click give food and you give him the goodies! :D

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Thank you!

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It seems that every time I try to adjust or change the settings, I get this error screen?

Which is a shame, as I'm really excited to play this game, but I've had to restart the game three times over because of this.

edit: also, is there a way to skip the intro conversation and bus scene? I keep having to just buttonmash through it.

edit 2: I can't save the game.

I managed to go through the entire game and managed to get a good ending! I love all the different ghosts and how well this game treats death.

Unfortunately, the game kinda broke when I tried to do New Game+ since. Can't save.

Really liked the game though!

Hi, thanks for bringing this to my attention. Are you playing on Windows or Mac?

I'm playing on Mac.

Just checking, did you do everything in the Running CCD&B on Mac post? If you did all that and are still having issues it'll help me figure out what the problem is.

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Ah, no I didn't, I missed it! I'll try and run it again tomorrow to see if that fixes the problem. Thank you!

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It turns out there's no "Show Package Contents" popup when I right-click the folder. 

Edit: Nevermind! Looked through the comments and found you helped someone else with this and used that method. It worked and I can now use the options menu! 

Thank you for your patience!

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This game made me so happy! Loved the ending I got. I'm saving New Game+ mode for a rainy day when I need cheering up.

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What a delightful game. Illustrations gave the game a unique feel and the storyline was really enjoyable -- looking forward to the prequel with more Hermina! 💜

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This game was so good!

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This game was surprisingly good. It's not what I expected so if not for the bundle I would have sadly overlooked it. The characters, story, gameplay, and art were great!

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Thanks for letting me know, I'll check it out and hopefully have a fix in as soon as possible.

Hi Grey-- I tested the same scenario, but wasn't able to reproduce the issue. Can you double check for me that you were inputting 01 when choosing how many flowers to sell? The only way you should be able to reach that dialogue is if you input a number higher than the amount of flowers you currently own (in this instance, 03).

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The MAC workaround works! Thank you for the quick fix

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The game is super cute and I can't wait for "Hermina Lumen is Only Human". I wishlisted it right away. I loved Corinne but Hermina was my favorite character!

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Idk if I'm just being dumb but where's the option to sell flowers with chloe
Love the game btw

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You have to talk to her again and choose sell from that menu. You can also chat with her there. When you first talk to her each day, it goes straight to buy

Mac OSCataline user: I opened the game to try and run it. When I made the music lower I got this error upon pressing the enter key. Quit and restart but got this error 3 more times pressing any key trying to go back. 
As it stands it appears the volume cannot be adjusted any time throughout the game or you'll get the error.

Thanks for letting me know, I'm looking into it right now!

Hi, so the issue is with MacOS. There's a workaround though! Go to the CCDBmv folder, right click the "Game" application, and select "Show Package Contents." In that folder, go to Contents > MacOS > and select nwjs. Press OK for any popups that come up and the game should launch. You should now be able to save/load and change volume settings. You'll have to launch it this way every time you play.
So sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience. Getting things to work on mac is the bane of my existence. Do let me know if this doesn't work for you!

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This fix should work thank you so much :) As a Mac user I apologize for making everyone 100 times harder, it's an Apple thing. 

Just a heads up, the Mac version isn't working. Keep getting a 'No such file or directory'.

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Thanks, I'm currently looking into this!

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Hi there, it should be fixed now. Please give it a try and let me know if there are any other issues! MacOS might give you a "unknown developer" warning, in which case you need to go to Security & Privacy > General > and hit "Open Anyway" on the unidentified developer warning.

This game rocks.  Looking forward to Only Human. :3

Which RPG Maker was this made in?