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.
An unnamed woman decided to work the closing shift at Chilla's Coffee, a coffee shop. The events of the game last five days, and not only that, but it follows basic routines that one would expect from dealing with customers and preparing orders at a coffee shop. However, since this is a horror game, things become more sinister as the nights drag on and the atmosphere becomes more horrific, with the involvement of the stalker.
All of the 3 endings occur after the fifth in-game day:
- Chilla's Coffee, the setting of this game, might be a parody of Starbucks.
- OS: Windows 7 SP1+
- Processor: Intel/Amd
- Memory: 4 GB RAM
- Graphics: Nvidia/AMD
- DirectX: Version 11
- Storage: 7 GB available space
- Sound Card: Yes
- Additional Notes: Disable or Lower Shadow/Texture/Screen Resolution/SSR Quality for better performance.