A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

Here is where you'll find the free demo for our game The Pedestrian!

If you haven't seen it before, The Pedestrian is a 2.5D side-scrolling puzzle platformer that takes an interesting twist on the genre. It's a build-your-own-solution game with a unique art style centered around public signs, e.g., male & female bathroom symbols, elevator symbol, etc. The Pedestrian is set to release in 2018. It will be available on Steam Mac & PC.

Planning, moving, connecting, adjusting, tweaking, winning! Puzzles are simple - get from the start to the end, but as they say, "It's not the destination, it's the journey." Use creativity to rearrange and connect the signs to create a path to continue your journey. The Pedestrian must use his creative ability and puzzle-solving skills to avoid and overcome obstacles in the signs.

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Disclaimer: The demo below lasts about 10 minutes. The goal is to teach the player the basic puzzle mechanics and give a taste of the environment. Please keep in mind this is the "tutorial area" so all the puzzles are very basic. Thanks for playing!


the-pedestrian-demo-windows.zip 203 MB
Version 4 Jan 17, 2017
the-pedestrian-linux.zip 200 MB
Version 1 Jan 31, 2017
the-pedestrian-demo-mac.zip 207 MB
Version 3 Jan 17, 2017

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This is an interesting game that has an awesome, unique spin from your average puzzle games. Some will be so time-consuming that it gets boring very quick. Not this one! I could definitely see a lot more crazy obstacles being added to boggle you. I'm curious of when the full release will be? 

Great work!

This is an awesome game! one of the most fun puzzle platformers I've seen. I have no problems with this game, other than it being too short :P. I cant wait for its release

This is a really cool game with a really cool concept! The graphics are incredible too. But I have one small complaint; I'm wondering if it would be possible for the keys to be picked up automatically when you ran past them, that way you don't have to stop and press E for everything. As far as I can see, there is never a time when you don't want to pick up a key, so I don't think this would become a problem.

Hey Sammy. Glad you enjoyed it! The reason we have it that way is for puzzle purposes later in the game. Otherwise you're totally right we could have it auto pickup. Thanks for the suggestion.

it was too short but really Entertaining...
waiting for full release .

this was fun and it made me think 

Downloading now... Looks very interesting.... Definitely one I want to see finished.

I would recommend to bind jump to W instead of spacebar. It would be more effective

Thanks for the suggestion. The only reason we aren't doing that now, is the elevator uses W to go up. So it would mean you could never jump on an elevator. Which might not be a bad thing. We'll give it some thought.


Played this on my channel. I loved it a lot and can't wait for the full release! 

Playing a puzzle game like this was so much fun. I love the concept and am so excited to see the full game 

I know I'm like a year late to this one. But I had seen the game a few times and had wanted to play it myself. Glad to see  that it's still in development! I'll definitely be playing the full version when it's done!

This game is really interesting and truly innovative! I've never come across something like this. It's kinda like Portal, but way cooler! 

Really liked the demo, cool puzzles!

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loved it so much! fun playing this game! everyone must try! i hope u guys will make more new game like this!


Played your game at GDex with one of my professors from Cleveland Institute of Art and had a blast beating him to the end. Very Excited to see the full game soon!?


Amazing game, great art style and wonderful puzzles, I really don't know what else you could ask for I can't wait to see more of this game and what it will be in the future keep up the great work!  

I enjoyed this game alot! so i made a video on it :) Check it out 


Is the Full version going to cost money?


This is such an interesting and fun game. I really liked moving between each puzzle and the way you introduced new concepts with animations in the environment. I'll be sure to get the full game when it hits steam


This game has an amazing concept had a lot of fun playing it!  

Gamepad controls don't work, plz help D:

Sorry about that, but we don't fully have controller support yet. you'l have to use your mouse and keyboard. the controls are as follows:

A/D or left/right arrow keys: Left and right movement.

S or down arrow key: Drop through dotted lines and travel down elevators

W or up arrow key: Travel up elevators

Spacebar: Jump

E: Interact

F: Puzzle mode

Mouse: Click and drag sign pieces around


One of the most innovative, creative and genuinely FUN games I have ever played! I need more! :D 


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Amazing game!

i loved it i hope the full game comes soon!! 

well the demo doesnt work for 32bit computers!

I never thought being in a roadsign would be that fun and puzzling xD i like this new approach to platform puzzle games.

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loved this game cant wait for the full game!

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very cool game! nearly fried my brain trying to think on this game haha! well done on creating this game!


I did a little playthrough of the demo, looking forward to the full game.

Check out this cool let's play video of this super awesome game! :D

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nice game

Very well made puzzle and nice graphics. Would love to play more.

I've seen the trailer of the game before and I'm happy that I found the demo here. The concept is good and the gameplay is fun.


Such a cool game! I love it, love the idea, andthe puzzles are amazing

A really great game concept! I highly recommend that you play it! :D

I love signs

Game does not show FPS when i choose to show FPS in the settings. I've having issues with a terrible verticle tear right in the middle of the screen and still investigating how to solve it.

Sorry about that! The FPS counter should be in the top right corner as long as you've turned it on in the settings. It might be hard to see because the numbers are dark. Not quit sure what the vertical tear would be. Normally screen tearing is because of VSync being disabled. To have VSync enabled, you have to at least set the game quality settings to "Good" at the startup.

Hey, I guess you were right about the FPS. I swear to god I could not see it, but once you said where it was and that it was dark, sure enough it appeared on screen. I also managed to fix the vertical tearing issue. It was really perplexing because I don't normally experience it with games that are almost certainly more taxing than The Pedestrian. Turns out with was because I am on Windows 7 and was using the classic window theme. Apparently Microsoft really made a blunder when they implemented the Aero window system. You can read more about it if you care to here: http://answers.unity3d.com/questions/950989/screen...

Finally, on to the game:

  • Fantastic, cohesive artstyle
  • Simple platforming and puzzling, but the combination is interesting
  • Would like to see a lot more, game is rather short
  • Connectors between signs could use some improvement, they seem kind of finicky. I spent as much time making small adjustments to make it possible for the connection to meet as I did puzzling the proper layout.

Awesome! Glad you got it to work. Thanks for the invaluable information! As we work on building out the game and improve the UX, this kind of feedback is exactly what I like to hear. We probably didn't make it clear enough, but this demo was intentionally short to not give away further puzzles when the full game comes out. When its all said and done, The Pedestrian will sport about 50 puzzles with increasing difficulty. It'll take about 5 hours to finish... Depending on your puzzle solving skill level ;).

Thanks again!

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