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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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This was truly a masterpiece. A camp fever dream and I relate to Igor loved this so much

The animation, music, and story were all pretty interesting. The characters were all eccentric in their own right, but I enjoyed it. Really gave a sense of an experience you'll never forget.

The animation and music was great. The story was okay, to me. I enjoyed the game.

this is so good! i am in all honesty inspired! loved the original art style and vibes!

Beautiful  game!,  I am really curious to know which platform/engine you used  to create this game?


just found your game and oh man , what a beautiful experience it was , i brought back the same feeling of me playing kentucky route zero (my favorite game). keep making these games you have so much talent , hugs from brazil


It was so good!! Entrancing.

thank you!!


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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Same thing—backpack and menu randomly disappear. First time it happened, I couldn't save the game, had to quit via task manager, and had to start from scratch next time I played. Second time, it got me stuck in the cave because I couldn't access the magazine (I had a hunch I should do that) after I'd picked it up, and I couldn't save or quit the game either. Again, I had to use the task manager to quit. So that's a really nasty bug.

But I played the game through, at last, and I really enjoyed it.

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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 got the same error in Catalina (10.15.5), but the Unity post fixed it:

chmod a+x AnAfternoonRippling_Mac.app/Contents/MacOS/*

afterwards though, I got 'developer couldn't be verified' and had to go into security&privacy panel, General, and unlock, start game, and allow 'open anyway'.


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

I have the same issue. Stuck in the cave, read every dialogue, made a hand print, and read the magazine in full several times, including in the room where the whiskey is. But nothing happens.

I absolutely loved the game so far, even though I had to restart it several times because of bugs. But this time, even restarting isn’t helping :’(

Any idea how to get unstuck? I would love to experience the game in full :D

I had the same issue, couldn't seem to get past the cave no matter what. Would really love to know if anyone has found a solution.

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