I love the concept of taking something familiar and with minimal modification fundamentally changing the way you interact or think/feel about it. Having finally gotten through House of Leaves for the first time recently, these bookmarks come at the right time for me to have similar fun with seemingly innocuous books ^^
A downloadable game
Books are great! Some are so great that they deserve to be read again and again.
That’s where New Book+ comes into play: this set of five bookmark games will spice up your rereading experience, allowing you to create one-of-a-kind stories from your favorite books.
All five bookmarks come on a single sheet of paper. After a couple of minutes of printing and cutting, you'll be all set to discover all sorts of new fun in the pages of your books.
Discover endless trinkets and treasures in My Precious!, a bookmark with several greedy hands on it. If any touch a noun, pick one:
- If it's a person, steal from them.
- If it's a place, explore it and take a "souvenir."
- If it's a thing, take it.
Will your endless greed change the story for the better or the worse? Does it even matter when you've got SO MUCH STUFF?
After getting a randomly chosen color and meaning, you'll read the book. Every time that color is mentioned, you'll journal about what that hidden meaning brings to the scene. Once the book is done, you'll reflect on what really happened in the book.
Ghosts are haunting your bookmark, and they're pointing into the book itself! When you lay the bookmark in the gutter between pages, if one of the ghosts is pointing at the area between paragraphs, they're showing you where a paragraph vanished! It's up to you to write the paragraph: it can be silly, descriptive, or shed light on something. The paragraph may have vanished for a good reason, after all...
These days In a post-apocalyptic world, no one reads. But you can help make a difference! Read the book and write very brief, rule-structured sentences summarizing what happens on each set of pages. Once you're done, you'll have a (maybe) useful Note of it!
That Note is probably still too long for anyone to read though, so you'll likely need to condense your Note at least a few times too.
After getting a random, semi-common word (or choosing your own), you'll keep an eye out for it in the book. Whenever you come across it, you'll write the word that comes after it into your journal.
Whenever you get seven words, create a coded message out of them! Then, when the book ends, figure out what the author was trying to secretly share with the world.
We're running our first Beth and Angel Make Games crowdfunding campaign in February!
The campaign runs from January 31st through February, and you can:
- Challenge us to make zines of your choosing
- Buy bundles of our already-released zines
- And even unlock your choice of Designer's Notes for our zines!
We're hyped for the event, and we'd love to have you along with us!
Did you know we have a Patreon?
You can read more about New Book+ there.
The vast majority of our posts are free: we share news, updates, behind-the-scenes design stuff, and more. We do have paid tiers that get access to our stuff as it releases, but even becoming a free member will get you emails when one of our free posts goes out. And psssst: sometimes we even release free stuff!
More Games to Play with Books!
Check out all of our journaling and writing prompt games in this list, and some of our other bookmark games you can play with books below:
In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $3 USD. You will get access to the following files:
Support this game at or above a special price point to receive something exclusive.
Community copies are full versions of the game you can claim. They're in limited quantities, and they're first come, first served.
For each $1 spent on the game from now until November 1st, we'll add another community copy! That means if you buy the game for $3, three more people will be able to claim a copy of the game.
This is a manual process so it isn't instant, but we'll do it as quickly as possible.
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Oh hurray, that's perfect timing! And WOW, I just looked into House of Leaves and it looks like a really intriguing book. I almost never devour horror content, but stuff like Alan Wake or this book are exceptions. I'm really interested in how the bookmarks might play out with such a deep book!