A downloadable nightmare realm for Windows

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A thousand worlds surround our own, composed of bits and bytes. When they die, where do they go; what secrets do they hide?  

Stumble ye, wayfarer, through the wreckage of a dead MMO.

PAGAN: Autogeny is an experimental first person open world role playing game set in the digital ruins of a largely abandoned MMORPG. It is heavily inspired by long-forgotten bargain-bin 1990s adventure games, and by a general ethos of user-hostile design. Features include:

> Over 100 acres of lovingly handcrafted playable space

> An increasingly esoteric series of secret endings

> Five major zones + a litany of hidden areas

> Four idiosyncratic repeatable boss fights

> Over 7000 possible gear combinations

> Five strange and eldritch skills

> Very cursed gender_magick()

PAGAN: Autogeny is an exercise in aesthetic maximalism — In other words, it's pretty big, at least by normal altGame standards. A full adventure will take several hours, but you can return to spawn at any point to save and exit. The game also autosaves when passing through doors, in case you have to run off in a hurry.

Good luck, wayfarer, and God Speed.

Updated 1 day ago
Published 5 days ago
GenreRole Playing
Made withUnity, Adobe Photoshop, Audacity
TagsAltgame, artgame, Atmospheric, Experimental, Female Protagonist, Horror, LGBT, Lo-fi, Queer, Retro
Average sessionAbout an hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse


Buy Now$6.66 USD or more

In order to download this nightmare realm you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $6.66 USD. You will get access to the following files:

AUTOGENY 1.2.zip 617 MB
64 Bit Version [Use this if experiencing crashes] 619 MB

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Is it too soon to ask for a little light hinting for, say, Tarot 0? Maybe an area I should devote more time to or a card combo I should experiment with? Or is it the early 90s all over again where I just have to hope a kid at school figured it out ;)

idk if it's just me but this doesn't seem to cooperate with the itch.io desktop app, I don't get the 'install' button.

not a huge deal though, I'm super excited to play it!!!

I'll look into this - thanks!

I can't tell if I won or not. If I find the Coda, is that the end?

I love that this is a game where I can't tell if a glitch is diagetic or not

Aha, yes - that's one of two "true" endings. A coda is the ending of a piece of music <3

The final ending is even harder to find, if you're ever inclined to revisit the game. 

I love this game by the way. It's like playing nightmares I've had since I was a kid. Thanks for making it

Glad you like it! <3 <3 <3 

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If you downloaded within the first 24/h of launch, please update to version 1.1 or higher - there's an eternal loading screen bug you might hit in the late game in 1.0. Don't worry, your save transfers automatically! Sorry for the inconvenience.

If you are experiencing crashing, please try the 64 bit build - it should fix your issue. It's a unity engine problem some users experience with 32 bit applications, and not something I have control over :\