Explore the wonderful world of books through deceptively simple substitution ciphers. 10% of every purchase benefits Project Gutenberg, an online library of over 60,000 free ebooks.
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Very Positive (15) - 100% of the 15 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (95) - 100% of the 95 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Feb 11, 2022
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“The hardest part is pulling yourself away once you're on a solving spree”
Sirus Gaming

“This collection of notions, witticisms, and declarations touches the soul. It elevates a simple cypher puzzle game into a piece of cultural appreciation.”
8/10 – 1 Up Pod

“Stirring up feelings of nostalgia and curiosity, every deciphering session is laid back and lovely, surprising with its sense of cerebral fulfillment.”
8/10 – Pfangirl

About This Game

In support of Project Gutenberg, a volunteer effort to digitize, archive, and distribute works of literature



  • Master one of the oldest forms of encryption: the substitution cipher
  • Decode over 400 hand-selected excerpts from literary classics both well-known and obscure
  • Get a taste of 8 beloved genres, from nostalgic children's stories to bone-chilling tales of horror
  • Like what you decoded? Every book is free to read and download online--and only one click away!
  • Share the joy of reading--10% of every sale is donated to Project Gutenberg, an online library of over 60,000 free ebooks
  • Enjoy a soothing, contemplative piano soundtrack
  • Rest your eyes with dark mode and optional enlarged cipher text
  • Choose between four difficulty settings

"In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you." - Mortimer Adler

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

This game features excerpts from classic works of literature. Certain excerpts and synopses contain non-graphic references to sex, violence, and alcohol.

System Requirements

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macOS
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7+ 32bit
    • Processor: Intel Celeron
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7+ 64bit
    • Processor: Intel i5 or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: macOS 10.7+
    • Processor: Intel Celeron (or equivalent)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: macOS 12+
    • Processor: i5 (or equivalent)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu
    • Processor: Intel Celeron (or equivalent)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu
    • Processor: i5 (or equivalent)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics
    • Storage: 250 MB available space

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