Ah, mornings. What’s better than turning off your alarm, cozying up in your slippers, and taking that first sip of coffee while watching the sunrise?

Well, making a second cup of coffee. And then a third. And then…

The Unending Sacrament of Mornings is less a gentle, solemn rite and more a chaotic worship of caffeine. It’s deeply relatable.

the unending sacrament of mornings

Things seem fine at first. It’s normal to spill some of your first coffee; you just woke up. You’ll get the hang of the pouring mechanics soon enough. Except that as you keep drinking, the coffee seems to become less cooperative. What was once a calm, sleepy moment becomes intense, with increasingly grainy graphics, frantic music, and drinks that increasingly seem to defy the laws of physics.

A standard morning when you’ve got everything to do and just need that extra boost, really.

The Unending Sacrament of Mornings is available to play in browser for free on itch.io; donations are also accepted.


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Jay Castello

Jay Castello

Jay is a freelance games writer specialising in intersectional feminist critique, how to improve games and use them to improve the world, and cute dogs. She loves inhabiting digital spaces in all their forms, and being constantly surprised by just how weird and wonderful games can be.
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