- You were a hero once, but could you be again?
NOTE: You can play a deployed version of The Secrets We Burn online by clicking here.
The deployed version is optimized for mobile, but is responsive for all devices and can be installed as a Progressive Web App if you wish. Do note that monetization features will not work if it is installed as a Progressive Web App.
The Secrets We Burn — Act 1 is a visual, non-linear fantasy novel about adventurers, monsters and the secrets they left in the ashes. It was created in 3 weeks for the Web Monetization Game Jam and the Github Game Off Jam.
An unexpected quest reaches the sleepy town of Hwen. The risk is great, but the reward may be even greater.
- Moderate descriptions of violence (and death).
- (Avoidable) death of an animal.
💻View the Github Repository.
⚔ A deep and fulfilling skill system: Choose between 9 different skills and customize your hero to suit your ideal play style. Each skill comes with unique dialogue, and its own set of pros and cons.
🎭 Customizable personality system: Your hero can be a friendly and kind presence to those around them, a playful and joking wisecracker, or an assertive and focused hero who's focused on their goals. Or, they could be a mix of all of these at once! The choice is yours.
😄 Choose your hero's pronouns: he/him, she/her, and they/them.
👑 The Valour system: Instead of traditional levelling, TSWB has a system called Valour. You gain Valour by making choices that best align with your hero's strengths and personality. In battle against formidable enemies, your Valour will give you an extra edge.
❄ Beautiful effects that take the power of the web to the next level: TSWB harnesses the power of several amazing animation libraries such as Particle.js to bring a truly fantastic experience—All in the palm of your hand!
💲 Web Monetization: If you have a Coil membership and the respective web extension, you'll have access to exclusive premium scenes! This includes extra scenes with the characters, quests to find items that will help you in battles during your adventure, and more chances to gain Valour.
|No Monetization||With Monetization
This is an example of a monetization perk in TSWB—You can choose to have an extra scene with Maya at the guild. You will also receive additional quests where you can fight and explore hidden depths in the world , items and consumables, and chances to gain extra Valour for any fights ahead.
We're a three-woman team that worked exceptionally hard on bringing this title to life, including plenty of all-nighters to make sure it's as polished as possible.
Rhea Manuel - Direction, Design & Programming
Rhea Manuel is a computer science student who enjoys making clean, efficient, and reusable code. When she's not coding, she's thinking about it.
Anita Mensah (Elm) - Writing & Scenario
Elm is a multi-disciplinary artist, turned writer. Visualisation artist by day. Writer of questionable adventures, slow burns and fierce women by night.
Esther Lee - Character Art
Esther is a smart artist with the enthusiasm of art and games. She's addicted to designing different types of characters, and her favorite games are the Final Fantasy series.
- [esc]: Settings
- [spacebar], left mouse click: Advance dialogue
A huge thanks to the following for additional resources!