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The Closing Shift is a Japanese walking simulation psychological horror game with puzzle-solving elements developed and published by Chilla's Art about a girl on a closing shift. It was released on Steam for Microsoft Windows on March 19, 2022.

The game features a VHS aesthetic, which emulates the look and feel of CRT screens including phosphor screen trail and bleeding, VHS tape noise, interlacing, and jitter in the analog video signal adding extra immersion to the horror experience. The VHS effects can be turned off in the options menu.​

The game autosaves at every checkpoint. It also features environment art inspired by Japanese horror films.


  • Chilla's Coffee, the setting of this game, might be a parody of Starbucks.

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