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"Every now and then you play a game which has a nearly indescribable impact on you and you are not even completely sure why."
Sebastian Standke, Game Curator

"An Afternoon Rippling feels like every late-night bus ride on a too-hot summer’s evening."
Natalie Clayton, Rock Paper Shotgun


Inspired by visual novels and interactive fiction, An Afternoon Rippling is a text-based 2D adventure game about getting lost in a valley after your car breaks down. In your search for the elusive Mechanic, you have conversations with several strange individuals.

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  • Nominated for Best Narrative — Brazil's Independent Games Festival — 2017
  • Official Selection — SAAM Arcade — 2017
  • Official Selection — Game Happens — 2017
  • Official Selection — Game Devs of Color Expo — 2017


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AnAfternoonRippling_Windows.zip 518 MB
AnAfternoonRippling_Mac.app.zip 534 MB

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It reminded me that the best adventures often happen when the guidebook is blank and your itinerary empty.

i may have encountered an error where the backpack + menu buttons just disappear (i opened the game again to fix it..!) but other than that, it was an enjoyable experience and the art, music, and dialogue are lovely!!


oh weird, i'm sorry about that! i'm glad you were able to fix it though! thanks so much for playing :) 

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it's "Take It Away" by Stone Arch Isles!

this game is amazing. the art, the characters, the soundtrack. some of the dialouges were surprisngly fascinating and im glad that i could be a part of them <3

Thank you so much, I’m glad you enjoyed the game ❤️🙂

beautiful game


Hello, I have MacOS Mojave v.10.14.3, and after download it it says: The app cannot be opened, nothings else. I tried to go to Security and see in case I have any blockages for outside developers, but is not the case, what can I do?

The game looks amazing, congrats!!<3

Shoot, sorry about that! Did some googling, looks like this can be an issue for Mac Mojave. Let me know if this doesn’t work: https://answers.unity.com/questions/1377896/the-application-cant-be-opened-mac-build-problem.html

I'm stuck in the cave. I'm able to access the two rooms, and the wall painting. But I don't know how to get out!


Have you read through all the pages of the magazine yet?

I'm stuck at the same spot. Read the whole magazine, and still not getting anywhere.

I think you need to read the magazine at the party place! where the whiskey is

Hi. I played twice, and twice I got stuck at the chess players. No party for me. Is it the end of part 1? I see screenshots here that I haven't seen in the game

heyo, sorry about that — the game is still incomplete, and I've only released content up to the chess scene. the full game will be released soon-ish!

great trailer, looking forward to it