A short prototype, made in a few hours, about that feeling you get when you're lost in an unfamiliar place, looking for you don't know what, and end up finding something you didn't know you needed.

Take a slow walk through a city that's always similar yet never quite the same, along a river that leads you back to your own thoughts.  Follow the yellow thread of scattered letters, complete the sentence, and find out what happens then.


  • Use your mouse to look around
  • Use WASD or your keyboard arrow to move
  • Walk on a letter to pick it up

Rated 3.7 out of 5 stars
(3 total ratings)
AuthorAnna Winterstein
Made withUnity
Tags3D, city, contemplative, First-Person, japan, lost, meditative, metaphor, rain, Walking simulator


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after getting all the letters (i think) then it appears saying "not" in white then it appears like theres a bridge and then i went there and then it becomes all gray, its the end?

I see this is your procedural generation coursework, the buildings keep changing when walking around the island, great job!

But there seems to be a UI bug here. I can't see the sentence built up by the letters on the top

Hehe, thank you very much for noticing that :D ! I'm still working on the procedural coursework, but I did take a page out of that book.

I'm so sorry about the UI bug :s Could you please send me a screenshot so I can look int that? Thank you very much!

This is a pleasantly-meditative game, and an enjoyable experience overall. Thank you for it! ^_^

If I may ask, is the final phrase taken from The Lord of the Rings, specifically from Bilbo's poem of Strider?

I will note that, alas, the game didn't seem to work in Firefox, at least under Ubuntu 18.04.5 (I believe the version-number is). However, I was able to play by loading it in Chrome!

Thank you very much for playing, and for your kind words!

Indeed, you have identified the poem! It's a famous one - I hoped I'd be able to play on that familiarity.

Also thank you very much for bringing the Firefox issue to my attention. I'll look into it!

To the first and third, it's my pleasure! ^_^

To the second, ah, I'm glad that I identified the poem correctly! It was somewhat unexpected to encounter it so--but not unpleasant. ^_^

It's a good poem, I do think--so much of that books poetry is--and one with a wonderful power to it, I feel.

(It's also one of the few bits of poetry that I know pretty much by heart, end-to-end.)