A downloadable game for Windows

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A US-based computer engineer and innovator returns to his remote family home in rural England following the death of his elderly mother. His agenda: to close the place down and sell it.

But not before he tries out an experimental Augmented Reality device he’s been working on, primed to help him uncover the history behind one particularly enigmatic room in the house – a room that has remained locked since his childhood.


Part of a research project called Reading Digital Fiction led by Professor Alice Bell from Sheffield Hallam University, Wallpaper was designed, written and coded by digital artists Andy Campbell and Judi Alston.

WALLPAPER first featured at Bank Street Arts in Sheffield UK in 2015 and in the Being Human Festival of the Humanities alongside a VR prototype version. It was also exhibited in Porto, Portugal as part of the Electronic Literature Organisation‘s Annual Conference in 2017 and showcased at Wakefield Literature Festival.

The music was created by Barry Snaith

You can view the archived WALLPAPER Blog here to follow the work’s progress since its initial release.


"Wallpaper is a very cool thing... like a lost Black Mirror episode." - PC Gamer

"Highly effective... Wallpaper is the equivalent of a short story, a digital experience that should be studied by blockbusters as far as narrative timing is concerned." - Videogamer.com

“Tremendous experience – loved the atmosphere.” – Ian Deon

“Held my breath through most of it… Beautiful and immersive.” – Jessica Nonedge

“Beautiful. Very detailed, loved the sound, the mystery.” – Stephen Elliot

“Visually stunning with an evocative soundtrack.” – Chris Joseph


Recommended spec requirements: 64-bit PC desktop or laptop running a modern graphics card; 8GB RAM and speakers or headphones.


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Buy Now$5.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $5 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Version 1
WALLPAPER for PC (with Installer Wizard)
WALLPAPER Soundtrack.zip 64 MB


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This game is pretty awesome. I fully expected jumpscares but very relieved there wasnt any (aside from the few things that made me jump, but it's pretty easy to scare me). The story line was great, the game itself was beautiful, and I really hope to see more like this! Good job! Feel free to check out my video of it below:

Thank you very much for your comments and review! :)

hello, I cannot install the game. Getting an error, "This title is packaged in a way that is not compatible with the itchio app." Is there another way to install it? 

Hi there. Thank you for your message. I've just pushed a new build out - 'WALLPAPER for PC' (the other works if you download it via web browser) - that works fine in the itchio app here. Hope it works at your end - please let me know if not!