A first-person Gothic fiction set in interwar Cornwall, where players rewrite the story as they go. The patriarch of a once-respected house is dead, survived only by his late sister's children. Left to them are his worldly and unworldly belongings, and the fate of their family.
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Sep 12, 2018

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September 24

Patch 1.05 Notes

  • Fixed bug that sometimes allowed menu options to be selected when the menu wasn't active.
  • Fixed bug that allowed players to inadvertently skip certain tutorials before they were shown.
  • Improved the typewriter tutorial.
  • Fixed a minor bug when writing using non-Latin characters and diacritic marks.
  • Fixed a typo, and the punctuation on the propaganda poster is now correct regardless of input.
  • Ambient volume is generally louder but now dips when the player is writing.
  • Ambient audio has been added to more objects.
  • The volume of the phonograph has also been increased.
  • The developer now has a cold and needs to sleep for a few days.
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September 24

EGX Birmingham

For the past four days, people at EGX Birmingham have been enjoying (and finding new bugs in) Betweenside. Together, they wrote nearly 300 pages of text. That's more than Mary Shelley's Frankenstein!

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“A cerebral, excellently-written game with a truly excellent atmosphere that uses its assets imaginatively to build a well-paced narrative that is both intriguingly disturbing and delightfully subtle.”
8/10 – Indie Game Website

About This Game

A piece of interactive fiction that you rewrite as you play.

The patriarch of a once-respected house is dead, survived only by his late sister's children. Bequeathed to them are his worldly and unworldly belongings, along with the fate of their family. Set entirely within the uncle's private chambers, you are tasked as the family lawyer to see the correct items go to their intended place.

Each object tells a story, of the uncle or of his family, and the room has intentions of its own...

Betweenside is a Gothic fiction game set in interwar Cornwall. Explore the private abode of a secretive aristocrat, where each object narrates the mystery of his family's demise through written interactive fiction.

Rewrite the past and change the future, while trying to survive the present. A failing lighter is all that stands between you and the dark.


  • A short, unnerving tale of power and legacy.
  • Explore a Gothic chamber and learn its history.
  • Rewrite the story and see those changes alter your surroundings.
  • Wander a small but detailed space where nearly every object tells a story.
  • Pierce the dark with your fickle lighter.
  • Inspired by Gothic fiction, especially the works of Charlotte Perkins Gilman and H. G. Wells.

Mature Content Description

Some described violence, mentions of non-violent domestic and child abuse, minor mention of alcohol abuse.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 or later
    • Processor: 2GHz Processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 10 Compatible Video Card
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
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