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Factsheet

Developers:

Damian Sommer
Toronto, Canada

Emily Carroll
Vancouver, Canada

Release date:

May 30th, 2013

Platform:

Windows

Website:

TheYawhg.com

Regular Price:

USD $10.00

Preorder Price:

USD $5.00 until release

Credits
Kredity

Damian Sommer
Game Designer, Programmer, Writer

Emily Carroll
Artist, Writer

Ryan Roth
Sound Designer

Halina Heron
Musician

Greenlight

The Yawhg's Steam Greenlight page

Description

The Yawhg is a one- to four-player choose-your-own-adventure game that randomizes a unique story every time you play. The evil Yawhg is returning. How will the town’s locals lead their lives in the meanwhile, and what will they do when the dreaded Yawhg finally arrives? The fate of a community hinges on the characters’ actions, and the decisions of their players.

Features

  • Stories which can be played alone, or with friends.
  • A fully fleshed-out world, where actions can have dire consequences.
  • A randomly generated story that's different every time you play.
  • Gorgeous artwork by the award-winning Emily Carroll.
  • Over 50 unique endings that can happen to every character.
  • A haunting soundtrack by Ryan Roth, sound designer for Starseed Pilgrim.
  • A s͎e̝̬̠̭ͅn̬͉̪͕͇s̜̝̮͔͈e͓͎̻̦̣͔͉͢ ̺̰̫͜o̧͚̹͉̰̬͍̲f̛̟͉͈̥̠́ ̢̙̫̖̙̱͠i̺̰͉̟͎͟͡m̺͈̟͚͜͡ͅp͘͝͏̝̲̲͚̤e̵͈n̸̙̮̺̥̩͖̩̤̙ḓ̤͖̀i̛͇̖̞̺̲͈̲̠͟n̸̡̜͜g̴̛̲͙̙̪̳͚͎̼̹͙̮̲̻͓̀͘͞ͅ ̵̷̢̙͍̣̖̭̪͚̻͎̤̞̙̖̰͕͕͞d͝͏̣̝̫̱̱̥̹͇̹̺̮̤͉ͅó̷̯͕̙͔͚͙̳̳̮̣͈͍͚̟̬̟͎̖̕͘o̵̴҉̢̙̬͇̖͉̜͠m̵͏͉̲̠̱͙͉̳̻̖͉̟̦̩͙͉̯͢͟ͅͅ.̷̸̵̧̬͍̙͕̫̝͖̞̩̥̩̣̙͍̗̱͓͈͚͇̣̤͜

History

The Yawhg started as a project developed for TIFF Nexus' Comics vs. Games showcase. Game developer, Damian Sommer, was paired up with comic artist, Emily Carroll, due to both having a history of subverting the expectations of their audience. Working on opposite sides of Canada, they made a multiplayer choose-your-own-adventure game set in a dark fantasy world. After an incredibly warm reception at Comics vs. Games as well as TCAF, the pair decided to release the Yawhg into the wilderness that is the internet.

Selected Articles

"Not only is The Yawhg a unique experience in self-directed storytelling, it’s a visual and audio tour de force."

Jim Squires, Gamezebo

"The Yawhg is a gorgeous adventure that's likely to amuse and move you in equal measure."

Javy Gwaltney, CultureMass

"Thematically [the Yawhg is] strong, and all of its design is driven to deliver a poignant experience that you’ll want to revisit."

Chris Priestman, Indiestatik

"The real joy [in the Yawhg] comes from multiple experiences, and seeing the variety it has to offer. This is, of course, aided by the game being utterly charming on most every front."

Eric Mack, Gorilla Film Magazine

Trailer

Screenshots


Download all images:

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Contact

Inquiries

press@theyawhg.com

Twitter

@damiansommer
@emilyterrible

To Request A Press Copy, Email

press@theyawhg.com

Additional Links:

Damian's Website
damiansgames.com

Emily's Website
emcarroll.com

Ryan's Website
dualryan.com