A downloadable game for Windows and macOS

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Encore is about the experience of being in the audience at the end of the show.

It is about the feeling of applauding a performance hoping for something more.

It is about the feeling of being at the mercy of the whim and mood of the performer.

It is about the feeling of communal joy and appreciation, while being held by a helpless hope for something more.

It is about applauding not just for what came before, but what you hope comes after.

It's applauding hoping to delay the inevitable end — stepping through the Exit, once and for all.

It's only about applauding and waiting for something that may or may never happen.

Encore is part two/six of "Agency?", an ongoing experimental series of short-form games on deconstructing player agency.

My other games and written criticism at my site

My Twitter: @lightnarcissus


Snippet of ending track from Reckoner's "Draped in Black

Most 3D assets from TurboSquid. SFX by Mike Koenig and Yannick


Tap SPACE to clap.

Use mouse to look around when not clapping.

Average game should last anywhere between 20 seconds to infinity, until you're the only one left in the crowd.


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

Encore_OSX.zip 56 MB
EncoreWindows.zip 55 MB