I had fun playing through this, and wrote it up here: Solo Short: A Halloween Horror Game - by Write Firster (substack.com)
A Light, Reflected
A downloadable game
Through all the mirrored lantern's glass,
and through a tidal maze,
over the vicious ocean's wrath,
the light reflects its gaze
Upon that distant gloomy shore,
the lighthouse bares it's rays,
and watching me, who ventures near,
Its light reflects its gaze
An interloper on the beach,
I've journeyed here despite,
the ones I've heard that use this place,
by gazing through the light
A LIGHT, REFLECTED is a solo micro game about the horrors found at a lighthouse.
Originally conceived for the Minimalist TTRPG Jam, this game currently contains no images. Due to changes in design choices (mainly the last page) the game no longer qualified for the jam, but you should still go take a look at the wonderful games that did qualify!
Inspired by the games:
The Swamp You Die in by Ive Sorocuk
Mirrorbound by Yoon Ha Lee
- Players: 1
- Tools: 1 Six-Sided Die, Recording implements
- Session Time: 1-2 Hrs
Notes on Accessibility:
Currently there are two version specifically written with text-to-speech in mind. They are:
The intro poem, end poem, and in-game title are altered slightly to have the same effect as reading it on the pdf file.
If you need another format, or have any concerns/suggestions for accessibility, please let me know.
- Animal Death/Bones
- Live Dissection/Vivisection
- Meta-Narrative/Character talking to player
- Bodily possession/infestation
- Memory Loss
- Being erased from the world
Please Note: not all playthroughs will contain every content warning, it depends on the dice roll. Feel free to discard or change any prompt for any reason.
Feel free to post playthroughs, art, and reviews in the comments below.
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