A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

Explore the wonderful world of books through deceptively simple substitution ciphers

When the game is officially released, a portion of all sales will go to Project Gutenberg, an online library of over 60,000 free ebooks

  • Decode 30 hand-selected excerpts from literary classics, both well-known and obscure
  • Get a taste of 7 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

If you give Prose & Codes a try, we'd love to hear your feedback. Our current roadmap for development includes:

  • 350 ciphers from different literary classics
  • Original background music
  • Dark mode
  • Enlarged cipher text option

Please feel free to get in touch with any bug reports, comments, or suggestions!


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

Updated 6 hours ago
StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
AuthorHero Game Co
GenrePuzzle, Educational
Average sessionA few minutes
InputsKeyboard, Mouse

Install instructions

WINDOWS: Simply unzip the file and double click on ProseAndCode.exe!

MAC: Download and launch through the Itch.io app. If you do not use the app, you may receive an error message.


proseandcodes-windows-64bit-demo.zip 135 MB
Version demo v1.1.5 1 day ago
proseandcodes-linux32.zip 136 MB
Version demo v1.1.5 1 day ago
proseandcodes-linux64.zip 135 MB
Version demo v1.1.5 1 day ago
proseandcodes-mac.zip 136 MB
Version demo v1.1.5 1 day ago
proseandcodes-windows-32bit-demo.zip 134 MB
Version demo v1.1.5 1 day ago

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