I liked how you were able to integrated inspiration from House of Leaves into the Wretched and Alone framework. It works well!
There's More to This House...
A downloadable game
WHERE DID THAT DOOR COME FROM?
It wasn’t there when you fell asleep. But it appeared in the middle of your wall. Even though you just moved here with your family, you would have noticed it before. The door doesn’t feel safe, but your hand gravitates to the knob anyway.
An impossible hallway extends into the darkness. You can’t see what’s at the end. Your family is terrified, but you’re curious about what lies in the depths of your home.
You plan your expedition.
There's More to This House... is a solo survival and mapmaking RPG played with a deck of cards, a tumbling block tower, two 6-sided dice, and graph paper.
You are a new homeowner that discovers their home is growing and expanding on the inside. Even though you sense danger deep within your home, you're drawn to explore the new hallways and rooms that appear. You are alone. You can’t communicate with your family, and they aren’t able to reach you. As you venture deeper, your mental stability cracks. It’s not likely you’ll survive, but something draws you deeper inside.
Note: There are heavy themes of hopelessness, isolation, gaslighting, and death. If you are not comfortable exploring any of these concepts, this may not be the game for you.
There’s More to This House... draws heavy inspiration from House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski and short stories such as Brian Russell’s “NoEnd House” and Charlotte Bywater’s “Hidden Door”.
There's More to This House... comes as a 17-page PDF and was created for the Wretched & Alone Game Jam.
In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $4 USD. You will get access to the following files:
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If you can't afford a copy of the game, please help yourself to a community copy of the RPG. There are 25 copies available, but more can and will be added.
- 1 community copy will be added with each PDF purchase
- 1 community copy will be added for every $3 increment tipped above asking price
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