Iapetus is a chill hang out session with a cluster of alien monoliths.


Set into a white island under a pastel pink sky, these black stones loom on the horizon, encouraging you to approach them. As you get close, they seem to sense your presence, blooming into colourful, undulating patterns.

Get in close enough that they practically fill your entire screen and you can influence these colours yourself, dragging through an unseen spectrum to find that perfect gradient.


The game simply invites you to appreciate its beauty and gives you simple tools to make it your own. Once you’ve activated each block, it’s soothing to wander the length of this little beach, finding the best angles to admire your work, and to watch these strange chunks of rock flutter in an unfelt wind, as though they might be waving at you.

Iapetus is available to download for pay what you want on itch.io.

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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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