One-Pagers

One pagers are wee little hints of game. They are, by and large, undertested (and at least one of them is utterly untested), and exist more as a means of turning an abstract mechanic into a codified one for better playing with and thinking about. Don’t let that stop you from playing one if your heart tells you to, though! And for the love of all that is green, if you do play one, tell us how it went, at thoughcheck at gmail dot com. Even if it was terrible, I’d love to hear about it.
  • Sailors of Steam and Storm – Steam-powered automatons, tasked with keeping an airship flying and fighting the inexorable ravages of nature. You’re doomed, of course, but you keep fighting because, well, that’s what automatons do.
  • Lifestyles of the Lich and Famous – Because being a lich is awesome… a game about stepping into the robe of an undead necromancer, and sending a hoard of abominations after your enemies or anyone who gets in your way. Unlife is good.
  • Filming the Slenderman – A step into horror, inspired by Marble Hornets and the other stories of the Slenderman mythos. Who is the figure which appeared in your film? What does he want? Will you survive meeting him, or even knowing about him? For some more discussion of the process which led to this game, look here.
  • Hacking Minigame – Can you fit a cyberpunk dystopia on to a single page? Probably not. Can you fit a Hollywood Hacking game set in a cyberpunk dystopia on to a single page? Well, this page suggests you can. Override the BASIC firewall to uncover the root UNIX password!
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