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The Story:

After a flesh-eating dust blows through your small town you are left trying to survive alone against hordes of Listless humans. Starved for social interaction you find yourself questioning your sanity when a voice speaks directly into your mind begging for your help.

Game Features:

Navigate an apocalyptic world full of Listless humans while managing your health  and toxin levels. Collect items and choose travel locations that you feel will most aid in your survival. Can you choose correctly and survive until you solve the mystery of the anonymous voice? Or will you fail and drag others down with you when you die? 

Multiple endings, and almost every choice will have some impact, sometimes immediately. Good luck!

Excerpt:

NARRATOR
Huddling in the corner of our modest shop I can see them.
I can see them through the glass, weaving to and fro as if only held upright by the merest of threads invisibly dangling from the hazy sky.
The light that had previously consumed their retinas has faded to a dull glow.
For hours I have hovered inside my shop. Waiting. Watching.
My wife and I had chosen the reflective lettering on the glass of our shop in an attempt to catch the eyes of passerby to peruse our wares.
I do not understand why, but it seems to confuse them.
Almost immediately on turning to the glass the light in their eyes will fade, and they will either stand idly, waiting, or join the ranks of the others.
A sudden scream shatters my thoughts and I slowly stand and walk toward the glass pane.
A lone woman runs screaming through the street.


YOU (horrified)
No…No!

NARRATOR
As soon as I speak one of the Listless turns toward the window and I press myself against the wall in terror.
It weaves to and fro in indecisive consternation, its ears aware of sound but the mirrored letters confusing its vision.
After a few moments it turns back towards the woman.
By the time I work up enough nerve to return to the glass and try to help, it is too late.
But the Listless aren’t even the worst part.
The dust.
The dust is always worse.

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Comments

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This was so much fun! My mind is completely blown! The story was AWESOME and the weight of the choices were what kept me playing this game over and over to try out various endings. The pathway to get the "habitable ending" was just absolutely brilliant. I really really really really hope you continue making games like this. Keep up the awesome work! 

(I don't think this should be tagged as a horror type game but I'm glad it isn't otherwise I'd shit myself and never see the end of this masterpiece.)

Thank you so much! I am working on my next game and hope to have a sample chapter in the next month or two. If you'd like to see WIPs and concept art for it I post a lot on Instagram (Corvaena).

As a fan of horror movies and games I do agree Dust isn't really true horror but with what the violet dust does and the way the story is laid out I wasn't sure what else to label it as. Quite a few of my stories are a hodgepodge of sorts, but all of them end up having a heavy dose of fantasy/epic fantasy by the end.

Thank you again for playing and letting me know you enjoyed it!

Fun and interesting game. Little rough around the edges and sometimes too obvious what choices do what, but overall great experience and I like mystical atmosphere. 

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Thank you very much! This game was my first attempt and intended as a prototype so I am not surprised it feels a bit 'rough'. I really appreciate you taking the time to let me know your thoughts, and if you are ever inspired to share more detailed feedback feel free to reach out to me on Instagram or Twitter (@Corvaena). Thank you for playing!