A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

Strange "time-travel" short story for #NoBrainerIFJam

You play as Ashley, a teenager who can talk to the dead.

Approx. 7k words, but 2108 of that count is just "VOID" over and over again. Around 40mins.

*** Flashing Images Warning *** Please don't play if you are sensitive to flashing images (if anybody wants me to I will happily make a non-flashing version, so just let me know)

*** Fantasy Drug Use *** Suggested for audiences over 17

Credits & NoBrainerIFJam Info

Story and Programming by Paradigm Shifty @paradigmshifty (24 hours)

Art and Music by Paradigm Shifty @paradigmshifty (24 hours)

(OK I took 2 roles which I don't think is really allowed, but it wouldn't have been the same without any art!)

Animation by qualifiedbadger @qualifiedbadger (11 hours)

Constraints used:

  • Include 2 or more speaking characters.
  • Avoid all gendered pronouns.
  • Use one of these words in the narrative. winklepicker

Notes (you don't have to read this bit) - This is set in the same universe as another game, For Ambergris, but you can play this stand-alone. Chronologically this game takes place after the events of For Ambergris. The choices made in For Ambergris can affect the ending of Void Id - depending on how many times you played For Ambergris - or something like that - otherwise there is 1 ending you can get.

Android version for the sideloaders: http://www.mediafire.com/download/orue4sc06rke6eu/...

(Please let me know if you want this on the play store - it can be done!)

I always welcome any feedback (positive or negative).

Twitter @sleepyagents

Install instructions

First unzip and then run "Void Id.exe"

You may need to look at the 'more' or 'advanced' options if your operating system or anti-virus filter prevent you from saving or running the files.
The game was coded by myself using the ren'py engine, so I know there are no viruses etc.


Android - If you're not familiar with sideloading apps then you may wish to first have a look online for the process so that you understand it before trying to install on your device.


Void-Id-1.1-win.zip 71 MB
Void-Id-1.1-mac.zip 69 MB
Void-Id-1.1-linux.tar.bz2 73 MB


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Your games are certainly something else. They're enjoyable because they're so unique.

The most similar thing I can think of is Ramble Planet, though the gameplay style is different - https://andihagen.wordpress.com/2014/06/15/ramble-planet/

Thanks for sharing what you make!

Thank you very much for playing and for the kind comments! ^^
I will keep trying to release unique games!!