A downloadable game

Coming Soon

Explore the wonderful world of poetry through deceptively simple substitution ciphers. 10% of every sale goes to Project Gutenberg, a volunteer effort to digitize, archive, and distribute literary works

  • Decode a vast and varied collection of curated poetry, where each poem is encrypted using one of the world's oldest codes: the substitution cipher
  • Use your knowledge of the English language to decrypt over 400 interconnected excerpts, with each cipher inspiring the next to come
  • Choose your path or opt for a surprise--once a quote is solved, you can pick a keyword to inspire your next cipher or simply explore at random
  • Like what you decoded? Read the entire poem in-game or download each poet's anthology online for free, direct links included!
  • Share the joy of poetry--10% of every sale will be donated to Project Gutenberg, an online library of over 60,000 free works of literature
  • Play at your own pace with four difficulty settings to choose from
  • Relax with a soothing, contemplative soundtrack
  • Choose between night or sunlight mode with optional enlarged cipher text

"Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary."
- Khalil Gibran