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.

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  1. celticdr says:

    Wont somebody think of the sheep!?!

  2. benjymous says:

    You can also download it directly:

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  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?!

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      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

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    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 Building one is a great learning experience but they’re so outdated it’s difficult to find interesting things to do with them.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.

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    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.