Explore the weird, until the sunken things come for you

XYZZY Awards 2019 nominee - Best Writing, Best Story, Best Use of Multimedia

Interactive Fiction Competition 2019 - Top 20

En inglés y español



A narration-focused interactive fiction about conversation and exploration of a haunted landscape



This extraordinary game is one of my favorites in recent memory (...) a powerful meditation

~ Anya Johanna DeNiro

The Good People is a beautifully written and designed, emotional, and very personal story

~ Enrique Henestroza Anguiano

This is a work which is not like anything else

~ Sam Kabo Ashwell


Playable on mobile, but a computer or tablet strongly recommended. One hour approximately.

Content warning: Relationship conflict. Climate change. Orphanhood. Swearing (rare).

Did you enjoy it? It'd be wonderful to know! Please rate the game so I know that making it was worth it!

Ps. Opus 3. October 2019

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The Master of the Land (6th position in IFComp 2018)
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, Android, HTML5
Release date Nov 16, 2019
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(7 total ratings)
GenreInteractive Fiction
Made withTwine
Tagsartgame, Fantasy, folk-horror, Horror, Narrative, relationship, Short, Story Rich, Text based, Twine
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
LanguagesEnglish, Spanish; Castilian

Install instructions

Unzip the file and open index.html with a current browser.


The good people 2.1 - 050120 (dl).zip 9 MB

Development log


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i was trying to play it on my phone, but the dark mode (which i guess inherited from my phone system) is unreadable. :(

can you please fix the contrast between background and font color?

Loaded it on Pale Moon on desktop after it from android. Not finished reading yet…not sure what’s going on yet…but the writing does very much so make for an immersive environment. Bit slow…but it might just be me reading pro it. In a weirdo. Keep thinking about Cherokee Trail of Tears. and how our hall of records burned down so we have no proof of lineage or anything…like…i am not legally part of the nation - but hoped to be some day. and its weird to feel … erased…while you are still here…dunno of that makes sense

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Unfortunately it's just not working on mobile :((( At some point the dialogue keeps going lower and off screen. I've *really* enjoyed the narrative far until now, hope I can play it soon on a laptop tho :<