Citizen Sleeper

I just finished playing Citizen Sleeper. Wow - what a game! A masterclass in delivering great punches with so little fanfare: After all, it’s „just“ a text adventure, with some dice mechanics and a bit of RPG progression thrown in. On paper there is not much of a game here. But, whoof… nothing could be further from the truth.

So much of the game comes to live in your mind: When the amazing art, the great writing, the perfectly tuned soundtrack and the interplay of mechanics and story effortlessly click into place to manifest as real tension, anxiety, hope, belonging… It’s enthralling.

I don’t want to dive into the story, or tell you all the cool, wonderful, or sad things that happen. I just urge you to discover them for yourself.