The Gray Garden

The Gray Garden is a pseudo-RPG with a heavy story focus, made by Deep-Sea Prisoner in RPG Maker 2000.

The Gray Garden: a world where angels and demons live in harmony.
Yosafire, a demon who likes flowers, enjoys a carefree life with her friends.
Then one day, a mysterious bat appears in the garden...

Warning: There are a number of depictions of violence and gore throughout the game. However, none of it is presented in a "startling" way, and nothing too detailed is shown graphics-wise.

(Content Severity: Discretion Advised)
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Violence and gore. Some characters are beaten bloody, one loses an arm, etc.
Implied torture and cannibalism in one ending.
Implied attempt at sexual assault/harrassment.

Download The Gray Garden 1.08 | (Mirror)
(Chrome may falsely flag the download as malicious, but it's safe to ignore.)

Supported Platforms
The game's engine is made for Windows only, with no native support for other platforms.

The multi-platform EasyRPG Player mimics the behavior of RM2K and RM2K3, but may not always be exact. (Make sure to treat the Data folder as the game folder, not the containing folder.) Also, for Macs, you can try a general-purpose tool like WineBottler.

Usage Notes

Playthrough videos of Deep-Sea Prisoner's works are now allowed. However, they ask to refrain from monetization of any form, due to the terms of the free resources used.

[1] Japanese version readme


Make sure to extract the game to its own folder instead of running directly from the ZIP file. If you don't do so, any saves made will be lost the next time you run the game.

If you get a DirectDraw error, right-click the EXE, go to Properties, Compatibility, and try other compatibility modes.

If the font doesn't seem correct, download and install the MS Gothic font.

RPG Maker 2000 has some inherent, unfixable control bugs ("automatically moving in a direction" or "no buttons work"). The issues often seem to involve gamepads, or getting "stuck" on an input if Shift and a Numpad key are pressed simultaneously. Thus, try fiddling with gamepads and your keyboard until it fixes. (Reinstalling the game likely won't help.)

If you get "not implemented" errors on or near startup, make sure you have a working sound device (speakers/headphones). It can also occur mid-game if your system doesn't like a particular MP3, in which case, try to delete or replace the file in Music.

You may get "RPG Maker 2000/2003 RTP is not installed" or missing file errors on startup. This can happen if the path contains special symbols, causing files (including RPG_RT.ini) to not be found. Try moving the game folder somewhere without any special symbols in the path.




The game is very straightfoward, but there are some things you might miss. (Spoiler warning!)


Bad End 1
During the part in Flame Town where Emalf chases you,
one of the wrong turns will lead to a dead end where he catches you.

Bad End 2
Lose the first fight against Poemi in the Wastelands.

Bad End 3
When Macarona finds Rawberry in the village, choose "Yaaaaaaaaaah!!!"

Normal End
Lose to the final boss (the actual fight).

Radio Wave
After beating the final boss, go to the coast to get this. It unlocks a thing in the bonus room.

Second Playthrough
There are a few minor bonuses on your second playthrough.
Whether they're worth actually playing again for is... up to you, I suppose.

You don't need to collect any apples in Apple Park to proceed. Uh, thanks? ...How does that work?

666 Ticket
Froze's house will contain a 666 Ticket, which summons the Passing Demon to help in battle.

Prosciutto Equipment
A side area in Evening Forest formerly blocked by plants will be open.
A Mogeko there will make Yosafire max level and give her the overpowered Prosciutto equipment.

The ??? video is different depending on if you view it right after beating the game the first time,
or if you view it after returning the bonus room on a second playthrough.
(Just starting a second loop and going to the door in Yosafire's house ASAP will work.)

Garden Gray The

Deep-Sea Prisoner released "Garden Gray The" for April Fools' Day 2014. It's about ten minutes long and quite silly. And it shouldn't really spoil the main game at all.

Download Garden Gray The 0.00


Below is a list of all the songs used in the game. I don't have individual source links, but all songs can be found in the Music folder. There are definite spoilers for their usage, so don't look until you've beaten the game!

The songs are from free resource sites, so they have no "official names" as far as this game goes. The filenames are the titles given by the original sites, which don't necessarily relate to their usage in the game. The "Usage" names are descriptions I made up based on where they're used - DSP had no part in deciding those.

Do not reupload these songs elsewhere without permission from their respective creators.

Song List

Translation Notes
(These contain spoilers for all aspects of the game. Only read after you've beaten it fully.)