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You are Orpheus.

Overwhelmed with your sorrow over the loss of Eurydice, you have chosen to descend into the Underworld, praying that your song of grief and love can soften the hearts of  its King and Queen and that they will allow you to bring her back to the living world with you. You know that it will be dangerous - the Underworld is no place for the living - and you know that much will stand between you and your love; but you are willing to risk it all to try. Armed with nothing more than your lyre and your love for Eurydice, you stand at the gates of Hades and descend into the Underworld.


Inspired by the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, The Long Way Down is a solo Wretched and Alone game that allows you to play out Orpheus' descent into the Underworld to find his love, and their journey back to the surface.  Encounter denizens of the Underworld, compose your epic, and stay strong as doubt crawls into your mind. 

Will you look back, only to lose her again? 
Or will your resolve hold long enough for your to both make it out of the Underworld alive?

There's only one way to find out - but you'll have to take the long way down...

CW: The Long Way Down deals heavily with themes of loss, death, and hopelessness.


This work is based on The Wretched (found at http://loottheroom.itch.io/wretched), product of Chris Bissette and Loot The Room, and licensed for our use under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license (http:// creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/).

The Long Way Down was written for #JourneyJam2020


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