A downloadable zine game

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this is a game of pulse-reading and heart-syncing for two bodies

play in the moments between moments, for an instant

nominated for "most innovative" at the indie ground breakers presented by the indie game developer network

CategoryPhysical game
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
Authorwill jobst


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two hearts beat as one_ a game for two bodies.pdf 417 kB
two hearts beat as one (one-page zine).pdf 614 kB


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Is it a game? Maybe, but in my eyes it is a guide to love and happiness, too. When I read it, I was very moved. Afterwards, I sat dazed at my desk for quite a while and did nothing. I'm still waiting for someone to try it out with. It´s an admirable text.

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Two Hearts Beat As One is a short intimacy game about heartbeat synching.

It's 8 pages, with a layout and graphical style that feels intentionally rough. It's not hard to read, but it does have the energy of something printed out on an old photocopier.

Mechanics-wise, you play by taking your own pulse while also taking someone else's pulse. They do the same, and you try to synch your hearts into the same rhythm.

There's suggestions for roleplaying, but they feel sort of so-serious-they-wrap-back-around-to-silly. The advice on consent and safety, on the other hand, is extremely grounded.

Overall, I think if you're looking to experience a moment of unexpectedly intense intimacy with another enthusiastic participant, you should check this out.