A downloadable game for Windows

They Came First...

A psychedelic lucid dream horror synthscape… where you’re an egg.

They Came First is an experimental horror game capturing creative use of camera angles, lighting, and glitch effects that, with the use of a heavily synth based sound design, attempts to create an altogether nightmarish machine-scape.

Inspired by the winning concept developed in the 2019 css gamejam – this game is a test bed for the bizarre machinations of a mind in lockdown.

A game by Jordan Taylor.

Original soundtrack by Jack Connor.

Created for the 2020 Scream Machine gamejam.

Install instructions

Just download, unzip, and run the exe.

The filesize is quite large because the game makes use of uncompressed audio for the maximum gameplay experience.


They Came First Game.zip 447 MB


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Lin Ji.


The titles a sex joke isn't it



so... is it pronounced "leaver" or "Lev-er"?


I found the game interesting, but ran into crashes and stutters. Otherwise, nice game.

Here's my channel for other games I have played. http://www.youtube.com/c/Levont


Thanks for checking out the game! Unfortunately, since I based the game on some very experimental camera technologies I've been working on, it seems to be very prone to crashing on some setups. 




I always love hearing games with OSTs, will you release it for other devs?? The sound design makes this game especially since I'm a synthwhore


It's hard to control the egg  but I guess it's easier if tank controls are something you've used before. THAT. CAMERA. THOUGH


Just sayin you probably should have told the player they can sprint with shift took me a while to figure out lol.

SUPER cool camerawork though