A downloadable game

Where Birds Go to Sleep is a narrative-driven adventure, an interactive story game set in a fictional Persian-Byzantine-influenced land, brought to life in a painterly artstyle, with voice-acted dialogue and original score.

The player assumes the role of the unconscious mind of a cruel “criminal-turned-explorer” on a mission to chart a new land. Every choice made by the player is a whisper into the deep recesses of the protagonist’s brain, compelling him to actions which he, or you, might disagree with.

PLAY THE DEMO AT https://www.wherebirdsgotosleep.com/

FEATURES

♦ Introspect ♦
Get to know the protagonist as you converse directly with him; understand his opinions, challenge his views, change his mind, or have him change yours… or root yourselves in your beliefs as you grow further apart.

Reflect on your actions along with the protagonist; exchange your thoughts on what happened; regret or rejoice, grieve or laugh together… or independently of each other.

♦ Choices & Consequences ♦
There is no “Mission Failed”; saying “No” opens new avenues. There is no golden path.

Almost every single choice, no matter how small, has a consequence. Lie to others, and you’ll be more likely to hide the truth from yourself. Fail to justify your actions and you might find your character not heeding your commands.

♦ Narrative & Dialogue ♦
Sprawling, naturally flowing dialogue: react in intense back-and-forth conversations.

Every dialogue is ready for the choices you make, and can potentially branch off into a completely different conversation with game-changing significance.

♦ Explore & Survive ♦
Explore the mysterious island, unravel its secrets and lies. Shrouded in noxious, mind-altering mist, you must prepare for every journey inland, anticipating the challenges ahead. The provisions are scarce… but the others need them less than you.

You’re NOT fully in control. You are the whisper in the back of the mind. Manipulate your crew-mates and your protagonist into doing your bidding… and deal with the mental toll with this innovative dialogue dynamic.