A downloadable game for Windows

What if you saw the world with your ears? Devil's Tuning Fork is a first-person exploration/puzzle game in which the player must navigate an unknown world using visual sound waves. Inspired by M.C. Escher’s classic optical illusion and the echolocation of dolphins, The Devil’s Tuning Fork allows the player to explore a new mode of perception through sound visualization.

As a mysterious epidemic causes children everywhere to fall into comas, one child wakes up in an alternate reality. It is up to this child, the player, to determine the cause of the epidemic and save the other children trapped here. By way of the devil's tuning fork, a magical instrument that allows the player to perceive sound waves, the player must find all the children and successfully escape this alternate reality, thereby waking up from the coma.

Setup by five faculty members at DePaul University, DePaul Game Elites was formed in Summer of 2009 in order to make a game that could compete in the IGF Student Showcase. The team was recruited among the graduate and undergraduate students at DePaul.

In Dedication to Richard Kossak.

Release date Nov 19, 2009
Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars
(14 total ratings)
AuthorDePaul Game Elites
Tagsartgame, Experimental, First-Person, Horror, Short
Average sessionAbout an hour


dtf_v_1.21.exe 28 MB


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Oh, this gme, man. It will always hold a special place in my heart as the first game I ever watched in a Markiplier video. Deeply nostalgic, thanks for making this, guys.

An amazing game, I would rate it a solid 4 stars. The only issue I had with it was the my camera flicking every now and then. Actually, it was pretty often, but it returned quickly., though it was disorienting with it


I've played quite a few games with this "sonar" mechanic, some that were small adventure games, most that were horror, and yours is hands down the most beautifully executed I've come across. A lot of games fall short in that they use sound in this way more as a gimmick and it detracts from proper storytelling and level design. You handled it well and the result was a game I couldn't put down. Love the atmosphere, the voice work, and the gorgeous expanding areas. I featured it as a bonus game in my latest list. Great job to all the students who contributed!

difficult to see at times and some glitches here and there but overall a solid indie game

This is a really unique take on puzzle gameplay. I enjoyed trying to figure out what to do using echolocation.

Awesome game.  A little confused as far as the story is concerned, but gameplay was divine

Neat game. It looks really cool and the audio bouncing effects are really well done.




THE FULL GAME WAS AWESOME! Great atmosphere and an amazing visual and auditory storyline that will keep you entertained till the end! 4/5


Really enjoyed playing this game i like the concept of using sound to navigate through the levels as well as using it to solve puzzles great job! also here is a lets play i did on the game 


i enjoyed play game! 재밌게 플레이 했어요 :)


Gave it a go...


Interesting game, I swear I remember seeing this sooo long ago, it feels like a strange distant memory.


This was a crazy game. Probably shouldn't be played after wine. But, it's also a very good game.


Hey Guys! I love your game! I love the mechanics and the idea is amazing! I played it on my channel,  and I hope a lot of people get to see it so you can get the exposure you deserve! Thanks for being awesome! Keep it up.