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Heretic Dreams

by Hannah Powell-Smith profile

Fantasy
2016

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(based on 10 ratings)
4 member reviews

About the Story

They would call what you did heresy.

No one knows you swallowed the power of a god, but it will break you apart.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: March 29, 2016
Current Version: 1
Development System: Twine
IFID: Unknown
TUID: trtcqmihmvqpgsoj

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
., September 30, 2016
A darkly atmospheric twine game about a cult. It's a short survival story about a person who tries to escape from the horrific disasters created by a vengeful god. I also think the character might have powers or had powers due to some sort of betrayal against god. I got something like an X-Men vibe, the cult thing in 1Q84, and something like The Giver? (What really bad comparisons.) But the prose of this game is quite lovely and the game is intimate despite its doomed ending. It holds onto you until the flames eat you.

Pros: original and dark game about a cult.
Cons: Mmm. None I can think of.

Survival and betrayal in a frozen wasteland, March 23, 2018
by verityvirtue (London)
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You are a pathfinder, responsible for the survival of this ragtag group by determining where they should go next. But this ability, this gift - it threatens to tear you apart as well, because you aren’t quite what people think you are.

In Heretic Dreams, you must challenge your changing nature, and decide whether humanity is a source of strength or a necessary obstacle. Heretic Dreams is not quite survival story, not quite horror, although there are elements of both. It feels like distant footsteps on freshly fallen snow; like dark clouds congealing on the horizon promising thunder.

Do you lure trouble away with yourself or stick together? Is it possible to get out of this unscathed? It’s hard to tell. Nonetheless, the narrator’s position within their community and their proximity to the leader gives your choices a sense of impact.

A well-written, grim story about leading your community to the promise of a better land.

Stolen power, December 15, 2016
A short game where you're forced to make tough decisions, though you may not understand the implications of some of them at the time. Though short, the writing means it's impossible not to get emotionally invested in the outcome for the characters involved- and there are multiple endings.

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