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How to Win is an anarchic adventure/gaming experiment where anyone who plays can decide the rules of the world, and which direction our story goes.

In the summer of 2020, multi-award winning interactive theatre company Hidden Track teamed with indie game dev Cael O'Sullivan for their first ever gaming experiment. We asked our players what the rules of our game should be, and if they could imagine a world in which everyone could win.
We were given hundreds of suggestions and ideas, and we put the best ones to a public vote.

Whatever they decided, WHATEVER it was, that was the world we made next.

Winning suggestions included:

  • Make the Most Money in the World
  • Invest all our money in a potato-based pyramid scheme.
  • Slay the Billionaire Dragon
  • Brand new character: The Great Elephant of the North
  • Brand new character: A monster drawn by a 5-year-old
  • RAISE THE KRAKEN
  • stealth ninja style
  • Take over the media and spread propaganda.
  • Run away and join the circus.

The result was… chaos.

Play Chapter One now, completely for free.

Enjoyed it? Great!
Now, all 5 chapters of Season 1 have been compiled and remastered on Steam, along with new functionality and brand new content.

All five chapters of Season One are coming to Steam on March 31st!

Explore the world we made, find out how it ended, then tell us what to do different.
Whatever you decide, that’s what happens next.

Commissioned by Harrogate Theatres and HOME, Manchester.

Reviews:

“An ambitious and original experience... very well-written, and unrestricted by stereotypical notions about gamers.”
Indie Hive

“A cleverly subversive pantomime that plays with the conventions of gaming and theatre.”
Exeunt Magazine

“How to Win is a game that deals with… uhh, **** how do I explain this. ****.”
Indie Gamer Team

StatusReleased
PublisherHidden Track
Rating
(1)
AuthorHiddenTrack
GenreAdventure, Visual Novel
Made withUnity
Tags2D, clicker, Experimental, Funny, Hand-drawn, LGBTQIA, Point & Click, Story Rich
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
LanguagesEnglish
InputsKeyboard, Mouse
AccessibilitySubtitles, One button
LinksSteam, Steam, Blog

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How to Win - Chapter One.zip 49 MB

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