“This is a love poem. I wrote it with a scalpel.”
- Graffiti outside the former home of Marie Laveau, The Voodoo Queen of New Orleans.

Beyond the Veil is a text-based narrative horror game, with a focus on character-driven storytelling.

Kara, an unemployed college dropout, has no choice but to move in with her Dad when he decides to relocate to New Orleans.

Kara has no discernible skills, and no direction. It's her exploration of this city, and the friendships she makes there, that will mold her into the woman she will become.

These choices are yours. So step up to the threshold- from here, there is no turning back.

  • Experience stories based on the rich history of New Orleans, from the spirituality of Louisiana Voodoo and the ghosts of Jackson Square, to the myths of the Casket Girl Vampires and the heinous acts of Madame LaLaurie.
  • Choose one of three companions to guide you through New Orleans: Tye, the gutter-punk musician, Al, the happy-go-lucky walking tour guide, and Esther, the creole vodouisant.
  • Choose a path that will allow you to experience up to three entirely separate horror stories, with thousands of pathways and over 18 different endings. Explore all three to unlock the fourth and final story.
  • Explore a branching narrative, where every choice you make alters both the story, and Kara's personality. Choose how Kara responds to the world around her, from dialogue and exploration options, to 'sliding doors' choices that will determine how the story unfolds.
  • The choices you make will have an effect on one of Kara's personality traits: Empathy, Jealousy, Honesty, Belief and Happiness. By making choices that increase or reduce the level of Kara's traits, you will craft a personality for Kara which is unique to your experience.

Beyond The Veil is developed by the team at Sun's Shadow Studios. This production was made possible with support from Film Victoria.

  • Written by Brian Holland.
  • Programmed by Tim Cuozzo.
  • Quality Assurance and Editing by Josh Odgers.
  • Music by Justin Cavenagh, composer on Wander, Broadside, Little Witch Story and Into Affliction.
  • Art by Lachlan Page.
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The 2020 edition of the digital convention LudoNarraCon, which celebrates narrative video games is now live. Running from the 24th to the 27th of April, the online event hosted through Steam showcases some of the most interesting and innovative upcoming and already released narrative games.

Experience much of you'd expect from a normal convention, with over 40 games being exhibited, several panels from members of the industry to watch, sales for over 50 games and dozens of playable demos during the event to play.

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Check out the online panel schedule for LudoNarraCon 2020.


There is a wide variety of panels to check out and topics to learn about throughout the event, including the evolution of game narrative, storytelling in games without dialogue and how to develop branching narratives (check out the full list in the image above!).

While there are dozens of games being showcased as part of the event from a variety of developers from around the world, including Chinatown Detective Agency, Eliza, Heaven's Vault, Mutazione, Yes, Your Grace, Beholder 2 and plenty more.

LudoNarraCon is an initiative from indie game publishing label Fellow Traveller, which aims to create a platform to spotlight and bring more attention to the many unique and upcoming narrative games being created around the world, all in a digital event format.

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