A downloadable game for Windows

The Stairway is a game made by illydna in RPG Maker 2000.

You play as Stella, who has been invited to an event by her friend. However, after a while of being there, this friend is nowhere to be seen. Could she possibly have left without her? While wondering, Stella stumbles upon a strange stairway…

This game has no horror content, and is intended to be a calming experience. It's pretty straightforward, and only has one ending.

While the game is available here in both English and Spanish, there are also Russian and Portuguese translations available on the game's tumblr page.

A walkthrough is available here.

More information

Published176 days ago
Release date1 year ago
TagsAtmospheric, Female Protagonist, Pixel Art, Relaxing, RPGMaker, Surreal, walking-simulator
Asset licenseAll rights reserved
Average sessionAbout an hour
LanguagesEnglish, Spanish; Castilian

Install instructions

Thank you very much for downloading!

Installation is not necessary. To run the game, uncompress the compressed file, and execute RPG_RT.exe from the uncompressed folder. Playing directly from the .rar file will delete any made saves.

If the font is nearly unreadable, install the font "RM2000 8" located in the game folder. This should make the correct font show up.

Have fun!


The Stairway 1.01 ENG.rar (125 MB)
La Escalera 1.01 SPA.rar (125 MB)


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What a cute game! I loved it, and was really impressed!

Thank you so much for playing!! I'm glad you had a good time! *v*

Such a good game! Quick, gentle, and such a pleasant atmosphere. It's not often you find a game that gets "calm" right. I love the music by the way, do you know where I who did it? I'd love to hear even more

Thank you so much for playing!! I'm glad you enjoyed it! ;v;
All the music is from Music Egg, *CAMeLIA* and Maou Damashii, they all have a lot of really nice royalty free songs!

This was way better than what I expected. Excellent atmosphere, I loved the village / library part. There's definitely some Alice in there, but quieter, quainter. I heartily recommend it.

Aaah thank you very much, really; and especially for playing. Knowing the atmosphere did its job makes me happier than anything! Thank you very much for these thoughts!

played your game and did a small gameplay of it

Nice game you have created young one:


Whoa! Thank you very much!! I really appreciate it. I'm always very glad to see people enjoying The Stairway directly. :'))

it was realy an amazing game, and i guess i should apologize because i was probably just messing arround too much while playing it, but still nice game.

Cute game, I enjoyed it. Gave me a distinct "Alice in Wonderland" vibe. You did a great job :)

I'll edit with a link to my blog post with this game once it's posted. ;)

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Thank you very much for playing! I'm glad that you enjoyed it!! Happy to hear this description, too. :')

And oooh! I'll stay tuned then, looking forward to seeing the post!! I really appreciate it. :'D

The post finally came up in my queue: http://pajamagaming.blogspot.com/2017/03/the-stairway-pc.html

Thank you so much for the review!! I'll take good note of the issues! ;v;
About the font problem, the game folder actually includes the correct font, but it has to be installed to work; not having it installed makes the unreadable one show up. I wish there were more practical ways to keep a readable font on RPG Maker 2000 for everyone, since a lot of people have had this issue and having to install a new font just for that can be kind of a hassle. It's stated on the instruction manual, but I'll also add it to the install instructions here on itch.io just in case! Thanks for mentioning this!

Ooh! Yeah I had no idea or I totes would have done that :o

Ooh! Yeah I had no idea or I totes would have done that :o

Ooh! Yeah I had no idea or I totes would have done that :o

This game was so wonderful and calming, and the art is so awesome!! The music are also nice and I love it. Did you made the tilesets yourself? They look absolutely beautiful!!

I'm really glad you enjoyed it! Thank you very much!!

About the tilesets, I did! I made all the graphic assets myself. Thank you! ;v;

This was an adorable little game. I enjoyed playing it a lot. The art is beautiful and it gives you a little bit of an Alice in Wonderland sort of feel.

Thank you very much for playing!! I'm really glad you enjoyed it!