Santana’s breath cut short at the sight of the barrel pointed at him. The gun, though small, was nonetheless loaded and still smelt of burnt powder. He heard a... Click.

In the Blink of an Eye is a short spooky interactive story, made under 4hs for the EctoComp, with an unaltered interface for the Bare-Bones Jam, and written in Ink for the inkJam.


  • ~4k words
  • 3 endings

CW: mention of murder, depiction of death.

Le souffle de Santana se coupa à la vue du canon pointé sur lui. Le pistolet, bien que petit, était néanmoins chargé et sentait encore la poudre brûlée. Il entendit un…  Click.

Ink the Blink of an Eye est une courte histoire interactive, faite en moins de 4h pour l'EctoComp, avec une interface non-customisée pour la Bare-Bones Jam, et écrite avec Ink pour la inkJam.

Ce jeu contient à peu près 4-5k mots et 3 fins.

CW: mention de meutre, description de mort.


Updated 5 days ago
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(1 total ratings)
GenreInteractive Fiction, Survival
Tagsectocomp, Horror, Short, Survival Horror, Thriller
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
LanguagesEnglish, French
InputsKeyboard, Mouse, Touchscreen, Smartphone
AccessibilityColor-blind friendly, High-contrast, Blind friendly

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A very gripping story! I knew it must be about to end, but I still didn't want it to :)

Thank you!! <3

Je n'ai fait qu'une partie pour le moment, mais le suspense et la tension sur la fin fonctionnent bien. Et je suis toujours admirative de ce que tu arrives à faire en si peu de temps !

Merci beaucoup!!!

Hi! Like the game! I've played once but plan to play more. I did find a couple minor grammar nuances.


Every thought she had focused on one thing, and one thing only

He never liked this kind of place, (singular)


He never liked these kinds of places, (plural)

Cool game!

Oh thanks for the head's up. Will try to fix ASAP.
Glad you liked it~!

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First playthrough went like this: It started with an air of uneasiness before the shop, continued with a curious one at the shop, confusion and creepiness at meeting the stranger, Santana, and survival mode kicking in the last choice thinking Santana would change his mind and kill me instead if I refused. Regretted doing that in the second playthrough😅. Then yelled at "The end" showing up.

I know you fixed most of the grammar errors in the English version, but there are still a few left. Also is it possible for the font to be bold? It's kind of hard to read in the dark theme on a phone without squinting my eyes, zooming in or raising the brightness up to 30-40%.

Thanks :)

(If you did find more, could you send them to me? I did do a few grammar checks, but they are not foolproof :/)
Because this was submitted to the Bare-Bones Jam, I can't change anything about the interface as a whole until after the jam is fully over.

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she could still not decide or she still could not decide. Using should in the sentence doesn't make sense

to meet you

I did say there were only a few left. And WOW! Her relationship with David was one big toxic relationship. Was he a narcissist or something?


Oh great thanks :)

I'm leaving this up to your interpretation. Other could read Paula as being so dependent on David that it became not healthy for her.
(mainly cause I hadn't made up my mind about it when I wrote xD)