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Alone In Between is a solo journaling game about being trapped between this world and somewhere else. It is about communication, regrets, and unfinished business. You play as a ghost trapped in your former home struggling to convey a final message to the living left behind. 

This game requires a standard deck of 52 playing cards, 1 six-sided die, and a way to record your game, such as pencil and paper. 


Alone In Between is based on Alone Among the Stars by Takuma Okada. 


Alone In Between is part of a game design exercise where I take the same basic game concept and render it as a hack of different games and systems. You can learn more about the project in this Twitter thread

CategoryPhysical game
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(6 total ratings)
AuthorMatthew Gravelyn
Tagsafterlife, alone, alone-at-the-table, Ghosts, journal, journaling, Singleplayer, solo


Buy Now$3.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $3 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Alone In Between A5 Color.pdf 856 kB
Alone In Between A5 B&W.pdf 915 kB
Alone In Between Plain Text.txt 3 kB


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Alone In Between is a short solo rpg about being a phantom tied to this world by the things you've left unresolved.

The PDF is 5 pages, with a lovely and stark layout and excellent use of negative space.

You play by rolling a d6 and flipping cards to try and manifest small hauntings. These hauntings (hopefully) communicate with the living, and help you to pass along a final message before departing.

Success is not guaranteed, and the overall tone of the game is of frustration and loneliness. Still, it's makes for very potent storytelling, and it's hard not to be moved by it.

Overall, if you like personal, intense, and moody games, I'd strongly recommend this. It's very focused and it has a great atmosphere, and I think it produces an experience similar to a very tightly written short story.