Just played it. It's a great game. It knows how to use language to create the right sensations in your body for immersion. It knows how repeat interactions bring a character to life. It knows the power of a shared dream. Super affecting and fun.
Liminal Yearning is a solo journaling game about lucid dreaming, liminal spaces, and what happens when you let your mind drift and touch the consciousness of others. And romance. This is a kissing story.
To play the game, you only need a way to write. Follow the narrative and record your thoughts and answers, embellishing along the way as desired to create your story.
Content warning: There is a kiss, which is consensual between the player’s character and another character. The game also explores themes of longing and yearning, which could potentially stir up intense feelings at times. Practice self care, and take a break if needed.
For every copy bought, a community copy will be added. If you enjoy this game, I would love to hear about it! You can drop a review or tag me on Twitter @eliotsilvarian.
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- Name ChangeNov 22, 2021
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Liminal Yearning is a solo journaling game about wandering in a dreamstate. It also contains kissing.
The PDF is 10 pages, with a nice, textured, easy-to-read layout.
Gameplay is a guided series of questions, which you write in response to. The questions are very specific and follow a set story, so the feeling is almost closer to a guided meditation than a game.
It's a very quick read, but it's sweet in nature and a nice concept.
Overall, if you're looking for the feeling of romance from a solo game, this definitely delivers that. It's neither especially mechanics-y nor narrative-y, but it *is* nice.