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Theseus never killed the Minotaur. He found common cause with Asterion, until he didn't anymore. A tale of diaspora, gender, and survival.

"Theseus" is a surrealist narrative game about helping a messy Athenian prince break up with his Minotaur love of five years. Navigate a physical labyrinth of all his internalized self-doubt in this narrative adventure! Playtime is around the length of a movie, and is meant to be consumed in a single sitting.

CW: Mentions of partner violence
Troubleshooting: The game works, it just takes a couple of minutes to load past the start screen. I highly recommend tabbing out to do something else while you wait.

You might enjoy this game if you:
- Enjoyed Edith Finch, although I did not play EF when this game shipped
- You've ever had to walk away from someone that you still cared about.
- Are interested in interactive fiction
- Enjoy surrealistic "feelings" games, especially about diaspora.
- Enjoy Greek mythology, though I remixed the myth quite a LOT. Like, it's gay.


Purchase

Buy Now$5.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $5 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Theseus.zip 414 MB

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This game is one of those perfect little experiences where all the pieces fit so seamlessly together that it's impossible to imagine them separately. Of course I did have to play it twice because I couldn't help myself but to jump into the ocean at the end and sink to the bottom of the skybox. Recommended!

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yes, that is normal! my apologies, but this game is just incredibly slow on startup and you need to sit tight for a few minutes after clicking start. i recommend tabbing out and doing something else while you wait 

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Wonderful! A simple but all the more effective (and affective) metaphor that felt made this medium in more than just the literal sense. I loved the physicalisation of the branches, the having to literally walk that mental path. I know it's a different myth, but it got me thinking about Wait For Me II from Hadestown. A perfect little game.

lovely. Recommended for anyone whose break-up has felt labyrinthine. 

this art styles quite quirky, its like sonic 06 meets gmod (in a lovely way)

A short, heartfelt experience. I love how it grounds a modern tale of codependency into a myth we're all  familiar with. The surreal presentation with isolated assets definitely adds to that, evoking the intimacy and familiarity of everyday life, tying Theseus' experience to our own through time.