ghosts showed up in my
garden and won't leave.
could you help me?

(O) y-yes!
(X) i will!

in GHOSTS IN THE GARDEN, play as a little cat witch and help the princess catch all the ghosts! this game can be played in the browser, but if you'd like to take a look at the source code/sprites/sfx, you can download the p8 file below.

a smartphone browser version is available here! (it's best played in full screen on smartphone, but i recommend playing in the computer browser with keyboard controls if possible.)


arrow keys + z/c/n (for the o button) + x/v/m (for the x button)


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Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
(55 total ratings)
Made withPICO-8
Tags2D, 3cjam, 8-Bit, Cats, Cute, Fantasy, fantasy-console, Gardening, Ghosts, Pixel Art
Average sessionA few minutes
LinksHomepage, Twitter, Patreon


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witch.p8 65 kB
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I don't get the controls..

this game makes me laugh so much when the ghost is tired (really funny moment)

Very cute but frustrating at first. The ending was worth it though.

It was very frustrating at first and I actually wondered if the game was winnable, but after 7 tries (not including a re-start) I got the 30 ghosts, and the ending was very cute and much more relaxing lol. I played again to see if picking other options changed the outcome or script, and I even got 32 ghosts once (it was less frustration the second and third times around, thought that may just be because I got better at it)

I hope this tip to other players doesn't count as a spoiler:
don't give up on the last ghost, just keep trying and it will get tired!

Damn, I'm glad I checked the comments and tried again to get to score 30! So cute, definitely worth it ^-^

so cute! really great polished little game all around-- art, gameplay, little story, everything!

I really like this game! I haven't been able to get 30 yet, but I noticed that if you run diagonally across the board it makes you go faster than you normally would. My high score is 29, but I can't seem to get past that. :')


Wow! This was unbelievably cute. 

Seriously y'all. Play until you score 30!

it sad to read the comment and see that no one actually get to the even cuter ending this game has I got to 30 at second try and I was very persistance with the last gost until I got it I won't spoil anything but you all need more effort

really cute! my best score was 22! 


OMG This final was the cutest thing i ever seen


This is the cutest game ever.


A good game. 

best score : 20



I really enjoyed this!


this was incredibly cute, sweet, and fun!