small is a no capital letters kind of affair.


It’s fitting. Exploring this non linear poem, it feels soft spoken in a way that doesn’t need that kind of formality. Rather than an essay, it’s a gentle conversation that invites the player to respond in the classic Twine way of choosing ways forward using hyperlinked text.


What unfolds is a discussion of self perception and the vastness of the universe. The two themes are brought together by dancing pastel stars and quiet, sci-fi adjacent music, and the words themselves feel, above all else, kind. Perfect for a low-commitment recharge on the weekend.

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Weekindies is Cliqist’s weekend column focusing on small indie games. You can find all of our Weekindie posts here.

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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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