Explore the wonderful world of poetry through deceptively simple cryptograms. 10% of every purchase benefits Project Gutenberg, an online library of over 60,000 free ebooks.
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Positive (28) - 96% of the 28 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Oct 17, 2023
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Reviews

“These puzzles are relaxing, challenging, and inspiring...I recommend you check it out – even if you aren’t a fan of poetry, as it’s won me over.”
Vulgar Knight

“Poems & Codes is an absolute must for those of you who love the written word and enjoy a good puzzle to boot.”
8/10 – That VideoGame Blog

“Be in the moment, savour the deliciousness of each puzzle, and relish the substantial mental returns.”
8/10 – Pfangirl

Check out the companion game Prose & Codes!

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1718910

About This Game



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

  • Decode a vast and varied collection of curated poetry, where each poem is encrypted using one of the world's oldest codes: the substitution cipher
  • Decrypt over 400 excerpts as you explore classic poetic themes ranging from the bliss of love to the depths of despair
  • Like what you decoded? Read the entire poem in-game or download each poet's anthology online for free, direct links included!
  • Share the joy of poetry--10% of every sale is donated to Project Gutenberg, an online library of over 60,000 free ebooks
  • Play at your own pace with four difficulty settings to choose from
  • Relax with a soothing, contemplative soundtrack
  • Choose between night or sunlight mode with optional enlarged cipher text

"Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary." - Khalil Gibran



Content note: This game features classic works of poetry and brief biographies of poets. Certain biographies and poems contain non-graphic references to violence, drugs, sex, and suicide.

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
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.
    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
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu
    • Processor: i5 (or equivalent)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Storage: 250 MB available space

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