A downloadable game for Windows

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beads of orange glass is a wordless storytelling game. two players with different but equal roles collaboratively shape the space within the game.

players modify the world: planting trees, causing falling stars, altering the weather, eroding the landscape in real time, growing moss. players also alter themselves: becoming deer, birds, or even trees.

rather than focusing on narrative, the game presents players with a combinatorially rich textural space to explore. as they wander this permutation space together, players find pocket universes to linger in.

each time you play the game creates a new generated world and a random set of characters and verbs to use.

about beads of orange glass

beads of orange glass was commissioned for the no quarter exhibition, october 2015. it was a pleasure being able to work on something so glitchy and experimental

the game is local multiplayer (no online). it is also quite playable, (though it's a rather different experience) with one person.

windows build available now, mac + linux inbound over the next few days.

Rated 3.9 out of 5 stars
(12 total ratings)
Authorloren schmidt
TagsAbstract, Experimental, Local multiplayer, Space
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
MultiplayerLocal multiplayer
Player count1 - 2


Buy Now$5.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $5 USD. You will get access to the following files:

beads_of_orange_glass_windows_2016-09-18.zip 3.1 MB