A downloadable horror game

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You are running. Escaping, stumbling on your own legs. Your short breaths are labored, shaky.

Something is after you. You don't know what it is, 

but you know it won't quit. Your life is at stake.

You feel that it is close, as if a claw is 

sliding down the back of your neck.

And you know you must not look back...

Run!

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WHAT IS THIS GAME?

Run! is a solo narrative game inspired by the slasher horror movie genre. You play as a survivor of a nefarious attack, and you are being chased by... something. Whatever that is, it is relentless and it wants you dead. Throughout 16 scenes, you play to collect Memories to try and piece together what is happening while you run for your life and try not to run out of Breath.



The game uses a standard deck of cards and a customized system that pushes the story forward while revealing dark and mysterious aspects of the events, the stalker, and yourself.






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CORE PREMISES

  • Card-driven gameplay. You only need a standard deck of cards, the game sheet, pencil and eraser.
  • Narrative-driven gameplay. Mechanics push forward the slasher horror genre, connecting you—the protagonist—to the events that led to this persecution.
  • Structured gameplay. Scene framing, conflict resolution, and outcome. You have freedom to envision the scenes as your imagination wishes, and the game mechanics provides you with a solid framework so you always know what to do next.
  • Custom-made oracles and generators. Using a unique "spin-a-pencil" kind of oracle, every prompt is carefully selected to evoke the feelings of the slasher horror genre that are most appropriate to the choices you made as the protagonist.

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Your purchase includes:

  • Booklet version of the game, ready to print on A5 format
  • Printer-friendly version with white backgrounds
  • Game Sheet to keep track of all your scenes
  • Two bonus oracles to generate Qualities and Behaviours on the fly

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MEDIA COVERAGE

Actual Play in Spanish by Rapsoda Lúdico

Actual Play in Spanish by Felix Rios

StatusReleased
CategoryPhysical game
Rating
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(16 total ratings)
AuthorCezar Capacle
GenreRole Playing
TagsHorror, lone-survivor, Mystery, Singleplayer, Slasher, solo, Survival Horror

Purchase

Buy Now$14.90 USD or more

In order to download this horror game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $14.90 USD. You will get access to the following files:

RUN!_full color.pdf 54 MB
RUN!_printer-friendly.pdf 22 MB
Game Sheet.pdf 5.8 MB

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Community copies

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• Every PDF sale adds 1 extra community copy

Comments

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Hi, there! Thank you! Yes, I'll be replenishing community copies soon!

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I have some more up!

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I've been looking for a decent solo horror game for ages! 

It looks really interesting and well made! The layout and artwork look awesome. Cant wait to grab a copy and see how it plays.

I'll bookmark your page and return to buy it when I'm paid.

Enjoy your weekend!

Thank you so much, that's really kind! Have a nice weekend you too!

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Just found your work via the Delvers video previews you did with gamer channels. This and Delvers caught my eye, so I will be buying here in a few minutes. Thank you for noting clearly when something is solo.

I do wonder which of your other games might be in the 1+ category, supporting solo but okay for more than 1 player?

Thanks for your support! 

To answer your question: all of them support coop, except for The Outcast and Oneironaut. 

For the mini games, The Land Beyond, Adrift, Robot Hunter, and People, Places & Perils are meant for solo only. 

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Thank you for the reply. I will have some fun this weekend checking out the two I bought so far and I will definitely look at those others you listed.

I hope you have a great time with them!

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hi there, was wondering if youd be adding anymore community copies?

Hey, it took me a while, but they're up!

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Hello. 😊 Are there anymore community copies available? This game looks amazing. I've been on a solo horror RPG kick, and this immediately caught my eye. 🙂

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Hi, there! I've just sold a copy, so I'm updating the community copies at this very moment!

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Yay! Thank you. ❤

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Oh wonderful game!

Excellent mechanic for using cards.

I follow your work and admire your potential a lot.

One day I get there.

Congratulations!

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Thank you so much, that means a lot to me! 

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An excellent little solo game that perfectly emulates the feel of slasher movies, with a lot of freedom on how realistic or horrific one wants to make things.

Mechanics are simple and effective and the large number of keywords and prompts is a great help to turn a session into something easy and pleasing!

All that in only 30 pages, Run! is really quite a neat package and Cezar a designer you should definitely follow!

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That is super kind of you to say, thank you so much!