I get the impression that every woman who’s into women has stories like the one that plays out in Got A Light? I know I do. Dark nights outside parties; strangled conversations about feelings; the creeping, confusing anxieties of identity and relationships.

A real moment

Got A Light? captures all of these in a short but engrossing Twine. The writing feels natural, evoking both the discomfort and the closeness of its central characters with ease. Every so often, one will take a drag on their cigarette, or otherwise pause, and the text itself pauses. The tension is palpable.

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This forced start and stop imitates the juddering flow of a complex conversation, achieving an achingly real crystallisation of a familiar moment.

Got A Light? is available to play in browser for free on itch.io; donations are also accepted.

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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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