A downloadable game for Windows and macOS

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[encrypted] is a short-form abstract roguelike. Unlike most roguelikes, however, in [encrypted] all the game's text is disguised via a complex system of encryption.

The game can (and indeed should) be played without cracking the encryption, but for those who are able to crack the code, the game provides hooks to add in custom decryption routines.

The game incorporates an elaborate set of synthesizers and audio effects in order to generate all its audio procedurally.

Paying $10 or more will get you the 12-page "tom's a-cold" zine, which covers multiple methods of encrypting text and various techniques for cracking encrypted text.

For $15 or more you can get a physical, hand-bound copy of the zine.

Note: if ordering a physical copy of the zine, please make sure you enter an address on the game's download page so I know where to send it, thanks :)

Published May 22, 2015
PlatformsWindows, macOS
AuthorNiall Moody
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
InputsKeyboard, Xbox controller, Gamepad (any)


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:

[encrypted] 1.01 Windows 1 MB
[encrypted] 1.01 OSX 2 MB
"tom's a-cold" pdf zine 92 kB
if you pay $10 USD or more

Exclusive content

Support this game at or above a special price point to receive something exclusive.

Physical "tom's a-cold" zine

A physical, hand-bound copy of the "tom's a-cold" zine, printed on 90gsm bookpaper and bound with embroidery thread.