Twelve months after the crowd-funder campaign, today is the day and Strange Sickness is now available on PC via Itch.io
Earlier today Strange Sickness Kickstarter backers had an update about the release of this version of the game, and about plans for the Mac version and other rewards to follow soon.
Visit strangesickness.com to learn more about the game, including how sales will support two charities. There is also a historians’ commentary on the website which explores the relationship between the game and the historical research and sources on which it is based. (But play the game first to avoid spoilers!)
It is really exciting to see the game come together at this point, in a journey that began with a game by William for the Granite Noir Festival in 2017, the Playing in the Archives project fellowship from the Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities in 2019, and fellowship funding from Chivas Brothers in 2019-2020 for research into Scotland’s earliest record of an aquavite still, and associated stories in the burgh records.
Follow this link to the University of Aberdeen news item about today’s launch, and this post on the Scottish Games Network.