The Message is a game by Jeremy Lonien and Dominik Johann about communication with the unknown.

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Why Try It: Suspenseful and dramatic writing; a straightforward example of a non-enforced game rule (the game “suggests” space music to be played alongside the piece rather than going ahead and playing it in the background).

Time: Five minutes.

How to Play: Click links to advance the story — you can use your browser’s back button to backtrack if necessary. Avoid reading the credits until after playing the game.

More Info: The Message was made using Twine, a free tool for creating hypertexts, interactive stories, and text-based games.

Jeremy Lonien and Dominik Johann can also be found on Twitter.