Play at Heartbreaking with Cara Ellison

For Unwinnable’s Sex Week, I did not, as others did, indulge in ‘method’ writing, as I am currently as about as sexually active as a nun who has sprained her crotch. However, I really wanted to make a ‘dating sim’ for the Pulse Pounding Heart Stopping Dating Sim Jam and instead of making it about weird and wonderful sexual experiences I wanted to make it about the heart stopping drudgery of being heterosexual in a world where heterosexuals are conditioned not to talk to each other, or listen to each other, or really have any idea what they are doing. So I made this Twine game. However, I famously have somewhat manic-depressive tendencies, and therefore it takes place in a red-hot club atmosphere where your eyes are being singed and music is forcing its way into your skin and you love every second of your descent into hell.

Oh, yes, and turn your volume up, there is music at a certain point.

Play Sacrilege

There are various strands, with various different endings, and you can sometimes bug out of your fuckplan if you get a weird vibe from your sexual prey. You’ll know if you got to the end of the game because there is an ‘optional secret book’ you can read if you like. That was my attempt at not just being some sort of heterosexual narc pissing on everyone’s fun. Unless you like piss, that is. Anything for you, my darlings.

Anyway, enjoy whatever this is. It’s called Sacrilege and I’d like to thank Porpentine for all her help with this. She’s the undisputed Queen of Twine. Her Twine resources page really helped me stop being afraid of CSS (the stylesheet, not the band).


Cara Ellison cusses as much about love and sex on Twitter @caraellison.

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