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The Yawhg

The Yawhg review

Ten-minute fairy tale

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1 month ago

Feature: One Off The List

13 moral lessons from PC games

When the historians of the future cast their cyber-eyes over the deluge of stupidity we encrusted upon the primitive internet, they will see that our fables, our moral storytelling, was mostly conducted with flashing colours and double-jumps. Yes, videogames have adopted the moralistic finger-wagging of fairytales and Victorian novels, for better or for worse. They have taught us a lot about ourselves and our place…

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2 years ago

Feature: An imbalance of the humours

The Yawhg: an end of the world diary with leeches

The Yawhg is a game about what happens if the end of the world is coming but you don’t know that, and thus don’t care, and carry on doing whatever it was you were going to do anyway. Would it help? Would it matter? Would you survive?It's a PC game but plays like a board game, almost. There are four characters who take it in…

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4 years ago

Feature: Go for a Yawhg

Have You Played… The Yawhg?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time.Get thee to a tavern house. The Yawhg puts you and some friends into a fantasy city on the brink of a mysterious disaster and asks you to roam around doing whatever the hell you like. You don’t know anything about this looming apocalypse…

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6 years ago

Feature: Ten-minute fairy tale

The Yawhg review

The Yawhg is a one-to-four player adventure game, by Damian Sommer and Emily Carroll, in which you try to direct the fate of characters plucked straight from a fairy tale that never was. It's been out for almost a year, and also arrived on Steam yesterday. In six weeks, something terrible is going to happen. The characters you play as don't know this, but you…

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