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The Word For Me Is Tree Review

“The word for me is tree” is a story game for one player where you narrate the life of a centenary tree, from its seeding to its death.

The story is told from the perspective of the tree itself, allowing to create extended narratives over longer timescales than human perspectives.

This game is based on the Lost & Found SRD, created by Jack Harrison, and was made for the Lost & Found Jam 2021 using a template by Jason Walberg.

TWFMIT is not only a Lost & Found game that can be played by itself, but it can also be used as a prologue to a run of Artefact (the original Lost & Found game).

After you play TWFMIT, you can decide that the Tree is carved into an Object that will be used in your Artefact game.

– Description by author

Game Description

The game is about a tree that can live for centuries. The tree can be real, magical, mundane, or magical.

The story starts by explaining how the tree came to be. (Act 1)

Over the years, the tree will grow and be visited by gardeners, insects, and guards of the forest. (Act 2)

Eventually, the tree will die, and an epilogue can be written. (Act 3)

Note: I don't post actual prompts in my reviews. This is to protect the IP of the designer. You will need to buy the game to read the actual prompts.

My Thoughts

This is one of the more well-written Lost & Found games. I found it very easy to follow and understand.

Each of the Acts has a good range of prompts and writing ideas. The prompts for Act 2 have enough variety to run through multiple cycles.

I like the way that there are multiple ways to end the journey, and that the story doesn’t simply rely on the tree dying of old age.

Verdict: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Safety

This game is designed to be played alone, eliminating many of the issues associated with playing games together.

However, as an intentionally solitary — often sad — experience, it may not be the right thing to play in all frames of mind. If you are struggling, please get help. Your mental health is more important than the game.

How to Get It

The Word for Me is Tree was created by Ivan Coluchi (Twitter @ivancoluchi)

Web : https://ivancoluchi.itch.io/the-word-for-me-is-tree