• Register

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.
• A͏ ̧s̴e̶ns̀͘͟ę̢̀ ǫ̀͠f̀͝ ̷i͡m̴̸pe̢n͜͏d̸͢i͏ń͞g ͏͏̀do̕҉o̴m

  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media

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

IGF 2014 Finalists

IGF 2014 Finalists

Feature 1 comment

This year's IGF finalists. The IGF Awards take place on the evening of the third day of Game Developers Conference, and are a major celebration of the...

IndieCade Nominees & Official Selections Available on Desura

IndieCade Nominees & Official Selections Available on Desura

Feature 0 comments

This is a list of the 30 games available on Desura that were featured in one of IndieCade's events as a nominee or official selection. Each game has its...

Comments
Guest
Guest

This comment is currently awaiting admin approval, join now to view.

Guryon
Guryon

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.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+6 votes
kanden12344
kanden12344

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

Reply Good karma Bad karma+3 votes
_Rouge_Xvil
_Rouge_Xvil

(buried)

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

Reply Good karma Bad karma-9 votes
kanden12344
kanden12344

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

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
iTzExotix
iTzExotix

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

Reply Good karma Bad karma+3 votes
Post a comment
Sign in or join with:

Only registered members can share their thoughts. So come on! Join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) and join in the conversation.

Icon
The Yawhg
Platforms
Windows
Creator
damiansommer
Contact
Send Message
Homepage
TheYawhg.com
Release date
Game watch
Start tracking
Share
Community Rating

Average

7.3

13 votes submitted.

You Say

-

Ratings closed.

Style
Genre
Visual Novel
Theme
Fantasy
Players
Single & Co-op
Project
Indie
Boxart
Boxart
Twitter

Latest tweets from @emilyterrible, @damiansommer

In the very first game of Terra Mystica on the board I just bought, @droqen and I tied 96 to 96, Dwarves vs Mermaids.

Jul 26 2016 by damiansommer

I may have made a silly purchase today T.co

Jul 25 2016 by damiansommer

I’ve been running this on my 2nd monitor all day and it’s wonderful Archillect.com

Jul 25 2016 by damiansommer

Halina is drawing frogs and laughing at them. Taylor and Alex are playing a harpsichord poorly. Unity keeps crashing for me. Help.

Jul 25 2016 by damiansommer

This is how Gloam works together Vine.co

Jul 25 2016 by damiansommer

RT @adamconover: Horror comics fans! I’ll be moderating the amazing @emilyterrible’s Comic-Con Spotlight panel at 2pm in Room 4! Come get SPOOKED! #SDCC2016

Jul 24 2016 by emilyterrible

The most powerful Hypno T.co

Jul 24 2016 by damiansommer

RT @adamconover: I am headed to #SDCC. If you see me say hi! I will be hanging around @lisadraws' signings and moderating @emilyterrible's panel on Sunday!

Jul 23 2016 by emilyterrible

I made a stupid joke and now I’m locked into using Iffie, Elsie, Andie, Orrie, Nottie, Xorrie, Nandie, etc as character names.

Jul 22 2016 by damiansommer

Embed Buttons
Link to The Yawhg by selecting a button and using the embed code provided more...
The Yawhg
Statistics
Last Update
Watchers
70 members
Articles
3
Reviews
5