A downloadable game for Windows and macOS

[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.

PlatformsWindows, macOS
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars
(2 total ratings)
AuthorNiall Moody
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
InputsKeyboard, Xbox controller, Gamepad (any)


[encrypted] 1.01 Windows 1 MB
[encrypted] 1.01 OSX 2 MB
"tom's a-cold" pdf zine 92 kB

Install instructions

Windows: Extract the contents of the zip file; double-click on [encrypted].exe.

OSX: Open the dmg file; double-click on [encrypted].

See the readme for controls.