A downloadable game for Windows


Bacon is the most miserable, lonely creature you can imagine. He's different from the others. Like a butterfly in a cage full of moles. Until one day his world gets turned upside down as he accidentally destroys Father Time's hourglass. He can't die anymore and suddenly has to deal with the phantoms of his former lives. And while the forces of darkness try to take advantage of Bacon's newly acquired talent, he finds himself in the center of a massive conspiracy.

'To Hell With Dave' is a narrative-driven adventure platformer for the connoisseur of the absurd. Explore a world full of charming characters and twisted humor. If you're a fan of challenging action, wacky puzzles and foul language, this game is for you!


'To Hell With Dave' is like a coop game, but you play it all by yourself. Every time you die, you create a ghost that is either helpful or makes your life more difficult.


  • Interact with your ghosts to master difficult challenges and puzzles
  • Discover creative and entertaining ways to kill yourself
  • Cute pixel graphics and a heartwarming atmosphere
  • Explore a beautiful world full of charming characters
  • Challenging gameplay, but also suited for beginners
  • Simple and accessible controls


  • English (work in progress)
  • German


Although 'To Hell With Dave' is a funny game, suicide is a very serious topic. If you don't feel well, please get help!


To play the game just follow these 3 simple steps:

  1. Download the zip file
  2. Unzip the file
  3. Lauch the game

Have fun!


Play with the keyboard or your favorite controller.


The demo includes the first 20 minutes of the game. The order of the levels has been changed to have a quick and solid introduction to the game mechanics. Also, some passages have been made easier to ensure a quick play through. I hope you like where it goes, and I would love to hear your feedback!


The game might crash immediately after start with the following error message:

FATAL ERROR in Vertex Shader compilation
ShaderName: sh_BLOOM
D3DXCompile failed

'To Hell With Dave' needs a DirectX version missing on your computer. Please install the Microsoft DirectX June 2010 Redistributable (directx_Jun2010_redist.exe) included in the download folder.

Install instructions

To play the game just follow these 3 simple steps:

  1. Download the zip file
  2. Unzip the file
  3. Install the DirectX June 2010 Redistributable (if needed)
  4. Launch 'ToHellWithDave.exe'

Have fun!


thwd_demo_win.zip 131 MB


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Absolutely  love the concept and we can't wait to play the full version! :D

The demo was hilarious yet challenging...

This game is so much fun! I was pulled into the story and it was boy tough to handle the rooms of roaming chainsaws, but with a little help from the ghosts and bit of planning, the background designs are memorizing and the character animation are so cool! I was able to get past them quickly. I can’t to see the full release when it comes out soon! 

vv good please finish


Ohhh, old school shenanigans! I love it! That abhorrent humour mixed with nostalgia really made this for me.

Of course, everything else came together great too! The platforming / puzzle elements (even though I had to wimp out of normal mode to actually beat the demo), the fantastic characters and the way they "talk" (mumble-talk is one of the best things!) and the heartwarming... or heartsearing perhaps... story of one poor guy who doesn't fit in and wants to be somewhere else. Ahhh, it's beautiful!

The backgrounds are delightful too, the level of detail is outstanding, and that's the kind of thing most people barely notice, so I always appreciate it when extra effort goes into that!

I totally didn't get past the fire / boxes screen like I was meant to either, but a win is a win! And I can't wait to see more of Bacon and this awesome game! Keep up the great work =)


Hey Mikey! I'm doing great.  And thank you so much for your video! The difficulty level is quite high, but you did an excellent job!  Your kind words have motivated me so much! I really appreciate it!

This game was pretty GOOD, I got stuck but I laughed a lot at the sounds the game made and stuff it was pretty unique even given the art style :D 


Wow, that was so to my taste! Your voice imitation blew me away! I had a lot of fun watching your video! And yes, I will banish the stupid fire/boxes room from the final game :D

Another video is made


Thanks guys! You made it! You even solved the last room perfectly! :D Thanks for playing the demo and sharing your videos!

It was a pleasure to play your game and help share it to more people. Hope we could play more of the game soon and that it gets more attention.

Made a video

Have my sort of walkthrough

i cant open the game, it says code error: bloom line not found. Can you help?

Hi! The game requires the DirectX End-User Runtimes - June 2010. They are missing on your computer, therefore the shaders cannot be compiled. You can download them directly from Microsoft: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=8109

After the installation everything should work!

Really cool! I have absolutely no idea how to get through the level with the fire and water.

If anything, I think the kicking animation looks strange. But the lore is funny and awesome!

Thank you so much! The kicking animation really looks strange and I will change it for the final game.

ATTENTION SPOILER ALERT! Here's the solution for the fire and water level, But be careful, spoiler alert! SPOILER!