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A slow, one-player thoughtgame written as an act of automatic writing for the Libre Baskerville Jam. An actual game I would play by myself while in a thoughtful mood, walking back to my dorm room at night in college. Enjoy.

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The City is as Stars is a thoughtful game in both ways: it’s insightful and smart, and it’s also fueled by a deep sense of empathy. It’s—or at least, it plays very similarly to—a game I’ve often loved in my life, without ever having thought of it as a game.

Often, a writer can suddenly reveal something you’ve known to be true all along, but had never put the words to. The City is as Stars feels like that. The city-sky has been there all along, after all; Fen’s important work is in showing us how to look for it—and how to look out for each other, once we’ve seen.