The Hunt and the Hunted
A downloadable writing game
Something's been off recently, even if you don't know what it is. Maybe you've been waking up tired from unremembered nightmares, or your string of bad luck is getting too long to ignore. It’s not stress. It’s not sleep deprivation. It’s a demon.
You know it’s there, an impossible shadow, a flicker of movement in an empty room, a voice coming from a vent that leads to nowhere. A song unwinds from an empty corner that drags you out of bed for you to stare at its invisible origin. A fuse trips, and the darkness highlights the net of prismatic light that's woven itself around you. Your closet inexplicably rearranges itself by color with some of your clothes shredded on the floor. You know this isn’t the end of it.
The Hunt and the Hunted is a solo, horror-journaling RPG, where you create a protagonist that has a burden weighing upon them and a demon after them. You then chart your protagonist's actions by writing in response to specialized prompts, prompts that you'll create with the help of the many d6 tables spread throughout the game—check out the previews on the right for some examples!
By the end of it, you'll have a fully-fledged short story where your protagonist confronts the demon and finds its name. You can also use this game in conjunction with other games as a way to closely tie a character's fate with the supernatural, or write in a group, taking turns writing each section to make an especially exquisite corpse.
In order to download this writing game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $7 USD. You will get access to the following files:
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If you're struggling with money during the pandemic or can't afford a copy for any other reason, grab a copy here—no questions, no judgment. I want everyone to be able to play this game!
For every copy purchased, and for every $5 in tips, another community copy will be added to this pool.
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