Moirai Is Free, And You Should Play It Without Asking Questions

I’m not going to tell you what Moirai [Steam page] is about. I’m just going to suggest you play this free game for the few minutes it will last you.

It’s presented in 2.5D, vast pixels building a chunky world, items wonderfully painted onto backgrounds, objects rotating on the spot as you walk around them. You’re in a small village, you can talk to the villagers, go in the buildings, and head off to the farm. A woman has gone missing, and this is your goal.

And that’s all I’m saying. It’s free, so you should play it.

Oh, and you can poke the sheep.


  1. celticdr says:

    Wont somebody think of the sheep!?!

  2. benjymous says:

    You can also download it directly:

    link to

  3. Henke says:

    Have I played this before? It looks kinda familiar. Guys? Have I played it?

    • ryanrybot says:

      If it looks at all familiar, you’ve probably played it. It’s been floating around the internet for several years now.

    • YogSo says:

      Yes, Henke, you played it (probably) at or around December 1st, 2013.*

      * when it was featured by Porpentine in Live Free, Play Hard.

  4. Synesthesia says:

    That… was pretty damn good.

  5. Babymech says:

    My first question before playing is of course CAN I PLAY IT WITH A FLIGHT STICK?!

    • DelrueOfDetroit says:

      Yes, but I would recommend switching back to M+KB for the submarine sections.

  6. TheAngriestHobo says:

    That was pretty unique.

    …I question the replay value, though. :)

  7. syndrome says:

    hahaha that was awesome

  8. Skabooga says:

    Just the perfect length of time for its idea.

  9. baseless_drivel says:

    Interesting enough to make you say, “Well, that wasn’t a complete waste of time.”

    Insubstantial enough to make you say, “Damn, I’m glad I didn’t pay any money for that.”

  10. MajorLag says:

    Interesting, but I really think it could have been done a little better. I, for one, thought the one bit was going for more of an Escape from Monkey Island route and kinda wasted it.

    Still, great use of a simple raycasting engine. Building one is a great learning experience but they’re so outdated it’s difficult to find interesting things to do with them.

  11. TeePee says:

    Not so much a game as an idea someone put into an .exe file, but considering what I paid and how much time I invested, I certainly don’t feel robbed.


  12. mollemannen says:

    oh man can you mess with people

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  14. Hmm-Hmm. says:

    Interesting, but that one bit felt like a cheap move. Or, perhaps, I expected more to be resolved. So I think the gameplay prior to that led me to believe it would be different and that either more fleshed-out would make for quite different games.

    • tigerfort says:

      There’s definitely a cheap move in there, although it only pokes its ugly head out for one possible choice.

  15. UncleBAZINGA says:

    Short yet very clever game, but ‘social experiment’ would fit it better in my opinion. The less you know about it, the better. It only takes you 10-15 minutes, but it’s totally worth it. Remember one thing: Choose your words wisely…

    • Faxmachinen says:

      I thought it was a time travel paradox or something, so I just repeated what the guy told me.

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      • cosmitz says:

        I just let him pass. No conversation. Also, the first two answers before i got an idea what it may be, i wrote “Because reasons.”


  16. aksen says:

    thank you for bringing this to my attention. fascinating little concept…

  17. dskzero says:

    I swear i see a new article talking about how clever this game is every six months. It’s pretty funny how it works in the internet era: i thought everyone had played it already.