A downloadable game for Windows

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brieven van de woestijn

("letters from the desert") is a piece of interactive fiction. It is an altgame in the form of an epistolary.

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Before you stretches a sea of sand. You stand in the midst of a desert. Looming like a proud spire above you is the crumbling remains of a Radiotower.  You mount the ladder and ascend to the operating booth. Decaying, but miraculously still active, sits the old Operator's switchboard. Tower diagnostics report that the Tower's internal archive—which logged all previous transmissions through the Tower—is still at least partially active. 

> Access Tower archives?

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Left-Click to interact. Link data nodes together to recover transmissions from the archive at that address.


Experience the full story of brieven van de woestijn anytime, anywhere with the optional .pdf handbook in The Collected Entries of "brieven van de woestijn" which includes the entire story to read at your leisure, as an optional download.


Programming, Art, Writing & Design: Voidjumper


For fonts by: managore and Mirz123

And for all music by:  Gψχ / gpsych



Unzip the provided file and launch the included executable directly.

NOTICE: Warnings

Windows Defender might flag the executable as untrusted. This is because indie developers don't have the certs which prevent this flag. You may simply click 'Advanced' or 'More Info' → 'Run Anyway'

NOTICE: Known Issues

Please see the 'Known Issues' post for an updated list of any bugs or hindrances. 

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brieven van de woestijn was originally made for the 12,018 Global Game Jam under the theme "Transmission" and completed in the summer of 12,020


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

HANDBOOK; Collected Entries of bvdw; or, Letters from the Desert - Josh van Asten.pdf 1 MB
brieven van de woestijn v1.7.zip 113 MB

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