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A downloadable game
An old house, your new home... and you aren’t the only one restless at night.
Dwelling is a role-playing game and short story for one.
Taking on the role of the embodied narrator you will wander through your new strange home at night. Conjuring spectres and finding they summon parts of your past along with them. Read, write, and draw in this curated solitary experience of a sleepless night in a haunted house.
As you navigate the house at night you find yourself stumbling into strange occurrences in each room, strange spectres summoned before your eyes. Spectres that slink, stretch, drip and ooze. Draw, sketch, or collage your spectres into being.
With each spectre comes something else dredged up with them. Your mind swirls as you get lost in remembering a time you've felt like this before. Each memory comes up in small pieces, as you are lost wondering where were you? What happened? What was left after that moment?
As the memory slips away, so does your spectre, leaving you alone, once again, in an empty room in the middle of the night. Though something is different, something has changed, something about this encounter has left a mark on you.
Game includes: the digital version of the gamebook, printable room spreads for print & play, printable safety tools for print & play. Text-only version of the game is also available.
Design, Layout, Illustration, Writing: Seb Pines
Editing: Will Jobst
"I have not been this strongly pulled into a solo game ever. I felt that I was much more the character in the book than a character in other games where I feel I am clearly "playing." Writing in the book and marking yourself and reading, this gameplay loop is very strong and carries the player through the experience in an ethereal manner." - Floating Chair
"It wasn't what I was expecting from a solo RPG. It felt more like a partnership in storytelling with the book, and it was a much richer experience than what I was expecting." - Plumpy Thimble
Reviewed on Liber Ludorum - https://liberludorum.com/2021/07/23/dwelling-a-book-for-ghosts-to-haunt/
Featured on DiceBreaker - https://www.dicebreaker.com/games/dwelling/news/dwelling-solo-rpg-cyoa-legacy-game-kickstarter
In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $15 USD. You will get access to the following files:
Support this game at or above a special price point to receive something exclusive.
Free copies of Dwelling available to marginalized and low income individuals.
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Can't wait to play hehehe
I hope they release more community copies soon. i really want to try this game, looks so cool.
I was wondering if there is any way to get a copy of the room spreads by chance? I bought a physical copy from a local store that I work at and really don’t want to draw on the pages if possible.
yes! feel free to grab a community copy to get access to the room spread downloads or if it runs out you can contact me through the Good Luck Press site at goodluckpress.co and I'll get you set up with an itch key!
This is a truly glorious and magical book. I had a wonderful, nostalgic, emotional and silly time with this game. This is such a beautifully presented, thoughtful and inspired concept.
It also helped me get over writing and drawing in-game books, which I am very thankful for
I played this at the beginning of the year and have been enchanted by it since.
I like this game but I cannot pay for it, could you please make some community copies?I really want to try this!!!!!!!!
This is truly glorious and magical. I've only played through a few rooms so far, but I'm having the absolute best time and this is such a beautifully presented, thoughtful and insoired concept. I'm absolutely in love!
Finished playing through tonight and look forward to having more cogent thoughts on it another day, but I absolutely loved this truly novel and enchanting game book. Absolutely wonderful!