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The Yawhg is a one- to four-player choose-your-own-adventure game that randomizes a unique story every time you play. The evil Yawhg is returning. How will the town’s locals lead their lives in the meanwhile, and what will they do when the dreaded Yawhg finally arrives? The fate of a community hinges on the characters’ actions, and the decisions of their players.

Features:
• Stories which can be experienced alone, or with friends.
• A fully fleshed-out world, where actions can have dire consequences.
• A randomly generated story that's different every time you play.
• Gorgeous artwork by the award-winning Emily Carroll.
• Over 50 unique endings that can happen to every character.
• A haunting soundtrack by Ryan Roth, sound designer for Starseed Pilgrim.
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The Yawhg is a one- to four-player choose-your-own-adventure game that randomizes a unique story every time you play. The evil Yawhg is returning. How will the town’s locals lead their lives in the meanwhile, and what will they do when the dreaded Yawhg finally arrives? The fate of a community hinges on the characters’ actions, and the decisions of their players.

Features

  • Stories which can be played alone, or with friends.
  • A fully fleshed-out world, where actions can have dire consequences.
  • A randomly generated story that's different every time you play.
  • Gorgeous artwork by the award-winning Emily Carroll.
  • Over 50 unique endings that can happen to every character.
  • A haunting soundtrack by Ryan Roth, sound designer for Starseed Pilgrim.
  • A sense of impending doom.

Here's what some folks have been saying:

"Not only is The Yawhg a unique experience in self-directed storytelling, it’s a visual and audio tour de force."
Jim Squires, Gamezebo

"One of the best-written games I've played this year"
Patricia Hernandez, Kotaku

"I really enjoyed The Yawhg because it combines the story and the gameplay in a way that most visual novels simply don’t."
Anthony Burch, Borderlands 2

"The Yawhg is a gorgeous adventure that's likely to amuse and move you in equal measure."
Javy Gwaltney, CultureMass

"The real joy [in the Yawhg] comes from multiple experiences, and seeing the variety it has to offer. This is, of course, aided by the game being utterly charming on most every front."
Eric Mack, Gorilla Film Magazine

"[The Yawhg is] without question the most interesting narrative game I’ve played in the last year."
Christine Love, Analogue: A Hate Story

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While I think Rouge_Xvil was a little overly negative, I agree more with his sentiment than with the others spouting this game's virtue.

For $10 you get about an hour and a half of entertainment. I like the art, and I enjoyed the music, but once you have played the game through once you just see the same things happening again and again. There is not nearly enough variety in the stories to make it replayable more than two or three times.

I cannot recommend the game based on a $10 price tag. Even if it were $5 I would suggest there are much more entertaining games that can be bought for $5. I think $2.50 would be a more realistic price tag. It's a nice game, but severely lacking in content.

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kanden12344
kanden12344

To those interested: Youtube.com
This is the first part of an interfview featuring the creator of this game.

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_Rouge_Xvil
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I'm sorry to have read those comments, this game is not a game, and it sucks, i don't like the music at all, bad recordings, so much reverb, and bad mixing if you want my opinion.
The "after" Yawhg is just a deception, u think u'll have plenty of actions to do in the wasted land, and NO, just a poor conclusion.. Give me back my moneyyyy

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kanden12344
kanden12344

The game is absolutely amazing. Played it at least 10 times through while doing an interview the Damian! I was hugely impressed.

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iTzExotix
iTzExotix

If you don't have this, please do yourself a favor and get it!

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