A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Android

Does chewing loudly justify sending someone to hell? What about leaving passive-aggressive Post-It notes for your flatmates? 

Swipe left and right to decide who goes to which afterlife. Careful though -- send souls to the wrong place and heaven and hell will begin to run out of space as management on either side slows down to deal with the incorrect entries. Also, you'll get some pretty rude texts from the custodians on either side.

Grimder is a Ludum Dare gamejam play on dating apps. With the theme “running out of space” we came up with the idea that Heaven and Hell have a capacity limit which fills up quickly if the wrong people are assigned to each place. You play as Death, swiping left and right to send characters to hell or heaven based on their traits. It was our team's first LD game -- we took it chill and had a lot of fun, putting in about 5 hours per person per day. 


This game was super cathartic to make, as most of the things that send people to hell are actually just our own pet peeves. Thanks also to our mates on Twitter that supplied us with a bunch of ideas for virtues and vices! You can find the thread here: https://twitter.com/callioperyder/status/1028142046727483392


Craig Duthie: Programmer @craig_duthie

Calliope Ryder: Art, Design, Writing @callioperyder

Ben Walden: Art, Design @benmwalden

Iain Heap: UI, Design, Writing @Iain_Heap

Special thanks to Chris Hodgson for sound and voiceover @chrishodgson99


Grimder.apk 26 MB
Grimder.zip 19 MB
LD42WebGLHTML5.zip 8 MB

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This is soo good! 10/10

It is another Papers, Please of the Judgement Day with a touch of simplicity, ridiculous review for the candidates of heathen, and "constructive" nagging from both sides of powerful invisible beings :'D

Just hoping it has more levels to play and variable screen adjustments when playing in Windows computer...

the way the game is, its extremely difficult for me to play

please make a apple version!!!

We would like to, but currently don't have a mac to build it. Sorry!

Helllllooooo i played your game drunk for my channel with my friend! 

Loved it, very addictive. Not sure I make a good grim reaper though. 

very good, it would be cool if this could be developed further

Since it was a Ludum Dare game, it probably won't be. But I'll definitely be participating in the next LD as well, so there'll be another game up at the end of November



Will try porting to HTML5/WebGL, hopefully that'll make it playable for you!

Thank you for a fun little game, great for a few funny moments. With a few tweeks I think it could be even better, e.g. perhaps some background music and perhaps death could be a little less vocal. Here's a let's play if you are interested: 

yeah, this is bad. "uhhhhhhng" every 2 seconds makes it worse lol

Le travail de la faucheuse serait tellement peinard avec cette appli! J’ai adoré l’idée et c’était hilarant!!!

all i could do was swipe i wish there was more to it but it was still alright :D

Great little fun game! 

I can't play it ;-; it just says that it can't run on my PC

What an amazing game! I loved the humor and simplicity

The soviets don't kill you my friend! But fun concept, i imagine this is 100% how heaven and hell works xD

Awesome Game!!!

I forgot to post this when I uploaded but I really enjoyed this game. Simple and fun! Thanks for the game!


is it a "peace death" clone or it has more content?


It's probably the STUPIDEST FUNNIEST THING you've seen today. Introducing ROOST or ROAST. A game show i made based on this game. XD Enjoy

that poor doggo was a good doggo

I had a lot of fun going through Grimder. Was fun and actually found myself having to really think of a few options! Great job dev!

So many stupid deaths! Good little game, had a weird bug where different lighter text would appear on the screen but otherwise no problems!

Playing as a grim reaper and trying to match to either place is a cool idea! It is neat to see if you get a match if you get it right  or when you get a text if you make a mistake. Even though there’s no music, the grim reaper groans in the background and sometimes makes comments. Thanks for making this game! 

Hi! Thanks for making this game, I made you a video

Who knew the Grim Reaper liked Tinder!?

Like Tinder but Less Grim

An interesting idea. It was hard to find the correct one. But it was funny nonetheless


I made a little vid of this game. I don't think I am necessarily the best at it, definitely not haha, but I still really enjoyed it. Good job. 

I thought it was enjoyable but, a few things would have been nicer such as, back ground music. I suppose I could of added my own but, would have just been nice to have it already in the game. More Grim Reaper commentary would of helped too. Him just going hmmm and, uhhhh wasn't too engaging. Like I said this is a good game borrows elements from papers please and, other good vs bad games but, throws in some added comedy.

Hey! Played a bit of this on my channel! All I can say for certain is that all dogs go to heaven. :P

Hello! I really enjoyed the game, and the overall idea of it is pretty neat. Even with a lack of music and the constant sighing in the background the game was great and fun! I can't wait to see more! 

Hi ! I really like the concept of this game. Do you think that you will make a version for MAC someday ? 

Hilarious, well-executed concept. Great game to kill time with!

Neat little game. Loved the different causes of death

Awesome game, but with how annoying it is to swipe on PC you should allow the arrow keys to swipe, also the reaper's sighs get very annoying.

Really enjoyed this game! So simple yet so fun! Did a lets play, check it out if you like! But try this game! Its to die for!! 

Hi! Can you post the link to your LD42 entry? Awesome game! Thanks!

Here you go https://ldjam.com/events/ludum-dare/42/grimder