A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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Explore the wonderful world of books through deceptively simple substitution ciphers

10% of all sales go to Project Gutenberg, an online library of over 60,000 free ebooks

  • Decode over 350 hand-selected excerpts from literary classics, both well-known and obscure
  • Get a taste of 8 unique literary genres
  • Like what you decoded? Every single book featured in the game can be read online or downloaded COMPLETELY FREE--direct links included
  • Easily save your favorite excerpts and read spoiler-free synopses
  • Enjoy a soothing, contemplative piano soundtrack
  • Rest your eyes with dark mode and optional enlarged cipher text

Sequel Now Available!

Poems & Codes

Explore the wonderful world of poetry through deceptively simple cryptograms! Click to see on itch.io!


Relaxing Piano Music by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4273-relaxing-piano-music
License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(6 total ratings)
AuthorHero Game Co
GenrePuzzle, Educational
TagsCasual, Ciphers, LÖVE, Relaxing, Retro
Average sessionA few minutes
InputsKeyboard, Mouse


Buy Now$9.99 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $9.99 USD. Your purchase comes with a Steam key. You will get access to the following files:

proseandcodes-mac64.zip 239 MB
Version v1.3.5
proseandcodes-win64.zip 234 MB
Version v1.3.5
proseandcodes-win32.zip 233 MB
Version v1.3.5
proseandcodes-lin64.zip 234 MB
Version v1.3.5
proseandcodes-lin32.zip 234 MB
Version v1.3.5

Download demo

proseandcodes-windows-64bit-demo.zip 140 MB
Version demo v1.2.3
proseandcodes-linux32-demo.zip 140 MB
Version demo v1.2.3
proseandcodes-linux64-demo.zip 140 MB
Version demo v1.2.3
proseandcodes-mac-demo.zip 146 MB
Version demo v1.2.3
proseandcodes-windows-32bit-demo.zip 139 MB
Version demo v1.2.3

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